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Other postgraduate courses

Explore other qualifications, including postgraduate certificates, diplomas, PGCEs, apprenticeships and professional qualifications.

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There are a wide range of postgraduate courses to suit a range of needs. You may want to study a shorter course than a Masters, gain professional accreditation or learn on the job. We offer qualifications that can help you to achieve all these things.

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Postgraduate certificates and diplomas

A Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) is the most common and shortest postgraduate taught (PGT) course. It is worth 60 credits, or a third of a full Masters degree. A Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) takes slightly longer to study and is worth 180 credits, or two-thirds of a full Masters degree.

Both are good options if you already have some prior learning, want postgraduate-level study without completing a major final project, or are looking for career progression in a particular field. You can also build on these qualifications to reach Masters level. We currently offer these qualifications in areas such as education, journalism, and law.

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

A Postgraduate Certificate in Education or PGCE combines academic study with school placements to provide the skills you need to become a teacher. Like other postgraduate certificates, it is normally worth 60 credits and you can use these towards Masters level qualifications.

We offer PGCEs in primary, secondary and post-compulsory education. Successful completion of our courses leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

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Professional qualifications

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These courses have a vocational focus. They are taught by industry experts and accredited by professional bodies. They can provide you with an entry route into a particular career or a platform for promotion. The amount of credits these are worth vary by the length and type of course you are studying.

Popular professional qualifications that we provide are:

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An apprenticeship combines on-the-job training with academic learning and leads to a nationally recognised qualification. An apprenticeship (Level 7) is equivalent to a Masters degree. At NTU, you can study apprenticeships in business, architecture, law, psychology, clinical practice, and nursing. You'll need to be eligible to work in the UK to secure a position and training.

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