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Overview

Awarded when a combination of postgraduate short courses worth 60 credits have been successfully completed.

Summary

Study Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.

Ulster offers a range of postgraduate short courses which can be taken individually or combined over a period of time towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development. Each short course is worth credit points (normally 10, 15, 20 or 30 credit points). Details of credit points are available on the information about each short course.

The Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development is awarded when a combination of short courses worth 60 credit points in total have been successfully completed.

You can choose to complete one short course and then return to take a further course at a later stage (any credits will be retained for you). To maintain currency, it is recommended that combinations of short courses leading to the award of the Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development are completed within a five year timeframe.

Short courses are also available in a range of different formats to help meet the flexibility required by those currently in employment such as block (three full consecutive days during one week), weekly (morning, afternoons or evenings), staggered (three or four days across a twelve week semester) or online (with no need to attend a University campus).

Payments for each short course can also be made over a number of months.

A full list of the short courses is available by going to http://www.ulster.ac.uk/, clicking on 'Courses' and then 'Short Courses'. Courses are updated regularly with new subject areas.

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About this course

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About

Ulster offers a range of professional development short courses at postgraduate level to meet the needs of different sectors and different professional areas. A number of these short courses are also recognised by professional bodies or meet CPD requirements within particular sectors. Details of professional accreditation (where applicable) is provided on each short course listing.

Courses are also offered to help meet key professional skills needs across sectors in areas such as business, management, marketing and communication.

Attendance

Attendance modes vary. Attendance requirements are specified on the short course listings. Short courses are available in a range of different formats to help meet the flexibility required by those currently in employment such as block (three full consecutive days during one week), weekly (morning, afternoons or evenings), staggered (three or four days across a twelve week semester) or online (with no need to attend a University campus).

Start dates

  • September 2016
  • January 2017
How to apply

Entry conditions

We recognise a range of qualifications for admission to our courses. In addition to the specific entry conditions for this course you must also meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements.

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Entry Requirements

An undergraduate degree is required. Some short courses require a degree in a specific subject area. Please see individual short courses for details.

English Language Requirements

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Careers & opportunities

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Career options

Professional development opportunities in various areas including business, management, arts, life and health sciences, computing, built environment and social sciences. Some short courses have associated professional body accreditation and meet professional CPD requirements.

Apply

The following page explains the postgraduate short course application procedure:

http://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply#pgsc

How to apply

Start dates

  • September 2016
  • January 2017

Fees and funding

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Scholarships, awards and prizes

Fee waivers may be available to those who meet the eligibility criteria. More information is available at http://addl.ulster.ac.uk/docs/FlexiblePathwaysApplication201516.docx

Contact

Email: FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

Telephone: (+44) 028 9036 6680