Professional/Short course Professional Scientific Practice

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
Applied Sciences
12 month course running from 21 June 2021 to 20 June 2022.
Course Director
Dr Adrian Crew

Page last updated 4 October 2021


The aim of this course is to encourage and help you develop and evidence your career in the science subjects or associated areas. This course is aimed at graduates and postgraduates who are (or have) studied in the sciences at UWE Bristol and will graduate before, or in, 2021.

You will be provided with details of the course requirements and the facilities with which to fulfill them.  Upon successful completion, you will receive a UWE Bristol CPD certificate.



The 12-month professional short course will involve each participant providing four pieces of evidence across the duration of the course to demonstrate ongoing involvement and development in the subject area.

The evidence can be submitted in any media, e.g. written, recorded oral or video submissions, or copies of presentation materials. The submissions of your choice can include such items as presentations, sharing experiences and advice with current students, further research or reading and evidence of volunteering or employment. This is not an exhaustive list and items not included can be discussed with the course leader.

The general structure of the submissions are:

  • Submission 1 - an initial career plan (+ optional careers workshop).
  • Submissions 2 and 3 - evidences of your choice.
  • Submission 4 - a final reflection on your original career plan.

Within the timeframe of the course, submissions 1 and 2 should be within the first six months (by 31 December 2021), submission 3 by 9 months (31 March 2022), and submission 4 by 20 June 2022.



Study facilities

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Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

This course is free to UWE Bristol Applied Science graduates.

How to apply

How to apply

You are required to apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

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