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Overview

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

Summary

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.

Alumni discount

A 10% discount is available to eligible Ulster University alumni***. You will be asked at application to provide details of eligibility.

This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount, offer or scholarship.

See https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-finance/postgraduate for details.

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 2017
  • October 2017
  • November 2017
  • December 2017
  • January 2018
  • February 2018
  • March 2018
  • April 2018
  • May 2018
  • June 2018
  • July 2018
  • August 2018
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.

Exemptions and transferability

Not applicable.

Careers & opportunities

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Career options

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

Apply

How to apply Request a prospectus

The following page explains the postgraduate short course application procedure:

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

Start dates

  • September 2017
  • October 2017
  • November 2017
  • December 2017
  • January 2018
  • February 2018
  • March 2018
  • April 2018
  • May 2018
  • June 2018
  • July 2018
  • August 2018

Fees and funding

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Fees (total cost)

Important notice - fees information Please note fees displayed are for 2017/18 Academic Entry. Fees are correct at the time of publishing. Additional mandatory costs are highlighted where they are known in advance. There are other costs associated with university study.
Visit our Fees pages to find out more

To find out more about fees related to this course please visit
https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-finance/price-on-application

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

Additional mandatory costs

Tuition fees and costs associated with accommodation, travel (including car parking charges), and normal living are a part of university life.

Where a course has additional mandatory expenses we make every effort to highlight them. These may include residential visits, field trips, materials (e.g. art, design, engineering) inoculations, security checks, computer equipment, uniforms, professional memberships etc.

We aim to provide students with the learning materials needed to support their studies. Our libraries are a valuable resource with an extensive collection of books and journals as well as first-class facilities and IT equipment. Computer suites and free wifi is also available on each of the campuses.

There will be some additional costs to being a student which cannot be itemised and these will be different for each student. You may choose to purchase your own textbooks and course materials or prefer your own computer and software. Printing and binding may also be required. There are additional fees for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines. Additional costs vary from course to course.

Students choosing a period of paid work placement or study abroad as part of their course should be aware that there may be additional travel and living costs as well as tuition fees.

Please contact the course team for more information.

Contact

E: FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

T: +44 (0)28 9036 6680