Postgraduate Certificate


The Postgraduate Certificate is designed to extend and deepen an individual's knowledge and skills.

The Postgraduate Certificate involves credits from a specified subject and cognate areas.  It recognises continuing professional development or academic achievement in advance of a Bachelor's Degree in the same area as the individual's original degree or Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma.


Postgraduate Certificates require either a Bachelor's Degree or Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a cognate subject, or relevant skills and knowledge acquired through appropriate work or professional experience.


A graduate of a Postgraduate Certificate is able to show evidence of advanced knowledge about a specialist field of enquiry or professional practice.

Credit requirements

The Postgraduate Certificate requires a minimum of 60 credits at level 8.

Relationship with other qualifications

A Postgraduate Certificate provides the basis for further postgraduate study.

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