We offer 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. Details of credit points are available on the information about each short course.
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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.
Please contact us if you want to find out any further information about any of the short courses available.
Construction Legal Studies
This course focuses on fundamental aspects of law and contractual procedures affecting professional practice in the construction industry.
This course provides an understanding of legal concepts, principles and rules relevant to businesses, and the skills needed to apply them.
Critical Event Studies
This course critically examines the wider environment in which event organisers must plan and manage their event.
This course provides an introduction into how energy is measured, techniques for saving energy and how to influence those around us in saving energy.
This course aims to build awareness of entrepreneurship as a theoretical concept and a practical reality.
Environmental Impact Assessment
This course introduces environmental impact assessment, the methodology of carrying out an environmental audit and environmental management systems.
Foundations in Management
This course introduces participants to the subject of management, organisational structures and strategy.
Foundations of Transitional Justice
This course introduces participants to the aims of transitional justice and the main transitional justice measures that seek to respond to mass abuse.
This course examines the methods by which data can be stored, accessed and manipulated in order to provide high quality databases for GI Systems
This short course focuses on firm internationalisation and the key issues that affect marketing decisions in an international and global context.
This course covers a range of concepts, issues and practices that are relevant to the study of global marketing.
This course will provide the conceptual understanding of and an overview of the current issues within health communication.
Hydrogen Safety Technologies
This course focuses on advances in hydrogen safety technologies, including but not limited to prevention and mitigation strategies.
Innovation in Practice
This short course explores organisational innovation from an operational or practice perspective as a key aspect of business development.
This applied course focuses on the role of the strategic management process to create competitiveness within a global environment.
Managing and Leading People
This short course aims to enable participants to acquire an understanding of organisations and the behaviour which occurs within them.
This course provides an advanced understanding of how marketing can be managed from both practical and theoretical perspectives.
This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to monitor pollution of the environment.
Principles of GIS
This course introduces the theory and practice of GIS (Geographic Information Systems).
Principles of Hydrogen Safety
This course focuses on the fundamentals of hydrogen safety applicable to existing and foreseeable hydrogen and fuel cell systems and infrastructure.
Project Management in Construction
This course introduces the concepts of project management, examines the recognised practices involved in the project management function.
Regulation and Compliance
This course provides an understanding of the regulatory compliance issues critical to a role in financial services in the 21st Century.
This course addresses the scope of remotely-sensed images as another source of GIS data as well as extending mutual benefits of data integration.
Spirometry for Healthcare Professionals
This will equip you to accurately produce & critically analyse the interpretation of spirometry readings, leading to an accurate diagnosis & treatment
This short course is designed to introduce participants to the key concepts in business strategy in the context of the global economy.
Strategy and Innovation
This course focuses on strategy and particularly on innovation and business development using innovative business modelling techniques.
Technology and Internet Law
This course covers legal, technological, and policy developments related to the business of law and professional services.
The Digital Consumer
This course identifies how an online digital communication strategy can enable an organisation to critically evaluate online performance.
This course provides an opportunity for participants to develop their understanding of processes in the environment and in water treatment.
Zoonoses and Public Health
This course focuses on a comprehensive, detailed and systematic understanding of the impact of zoonoses on public health and pharmacy practice.