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Graduate Certificate
Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate

  • ID:UU440012
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Month:£937.50
  • LivingFee/Month:£1,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Month:£25.00
  • TuitionFee/Month:£937.50
  • LivingFee/Month:£1,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Month:£25.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold at least:

  • A third class or pass in a bachelors degree in any discipline, or equivalent; or
  • A pass in a non-honours degree with any classification in any discipline, or equivalent

English requirements

Applicants must satisfy our general entry requirements as well as meeting specific requirements.

  • You will need to provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade 4 – previously grade C – or equivalent).

The general entry requirements are any of the following:

  • IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5, or equivalent
  • HKDSE English Language – Grade 4 overall with no less than 3 in any of the 4 sub skills
  • Indian Standard XII English – Minimum of 70% (in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or Indian Certificate in Secondary Education (ICSE) only)
  • WAEC – C6

Course Information

This Pre-Masters programme has been designed as a bridging mechanism for students who wish to progress from undergraduate to postgraduate study at Ulster and will lead to a distinct award, the Graduate Certificate in Business.

The programme lasts for 1 semester and consists of 3 modules. The programme covers study skills as well as elements of a pathway course.

You will have the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and insight in the following areas:

  • The learning styles required for academic purposes at postgraduate level
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills to draw reasoned conclusions from data and make appropriate recommendations
  • The ability to use academic literature and a wide range of research and evaluation methods
  • Use a wide range of research methods to critically evaluate concepts, arguments and evidence in an objective manner

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All modules are core.

Research Methods for Postgraduate Studies – 20 credits

The module will be of benefit to those international and home students whose research skills need to be enhanced and/or evidenced before progressing on to Masters level education. It will provide the relevant underpinning knowledge and understanding of research-related topics in business. Drawing on enhanced knowledge and understanding, students will also identify the range of research methods available before defining specific research aims and objectives.

While addressing philosophical issues and conceptual aspects underlying management research, it also focuses on quantitative as well as on qualitative research methods and techniques involved in practical application. In order to facilitate student learning and development, there are both theoretical and practical elements to this module.  It is expected that students will carry out an in-depth literature review to demonstrate academic crafting and writing skills, as well as advanced knowledge within the chosen discipline and appropriate research scope.

Academic Essentials – 20 credits

Academic skills differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. The skills required for academic study in English present challenges for students of business and management. This module is designed to support students’ transition in the use academic writing conventions, critical thinking and effective presentation skills. It uses students’ existing knowledge and experience of English to explore techniques for reading academic texts in a range of areas of business and management.

Enterprise Development – 20 credits

This is a dynamic module which provides students with an opportunity to develop their capabilities in recognising, assessing and planning a new enterprise with a focus on the consequences of decision making in all aspects of enterprise development including marketing, sales, human resources, finance and operations.

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Career Opportunity

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Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance Single- 300 GBP/year 


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