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Professional Development

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.

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.

Entry requirements

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

Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University and will need to provide recent evidence of this (certified within the last two years).

Most of our courses require a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score under 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement.

Please see details of the English language qualifications and certificates we can accept - https://www.ulster.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/177404/Other-englis...

International applicants will also require a short-term study visa. Further information is available at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/international/visa-immigration

Exemptions and transferability

Not applicable.

Duration

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).

Careers or further progression

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.

Further enquiries

Contact
E: FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)28 9036 6680

Application date

Application is through the University's online application system.

Enrolment and start dates

Start dates:
September 2019
October 2019
November 2019
December 2019
January 2020
February 2020
March 2020
April 2020
May 2020
June 2020
July 2020
August 2020

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