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Providing a stopgap between a bachelor’s degree and a postgraduate degree such as a master’s are postgraduate certificate programs. The programs are offered in a wide range of subjects across many areas of study.

You may be wondering, “What is an online postgraduate certificate?” These programs typically feature fewer courses more focused on a specific subject than a further degree like a master’s. Certificates are often helpful to those in the workforce looking to learn more about a certain area in order to move up the ladder in their job or to have an edge when attempting to pivot their position toward a new industry. A certificate can help give a candidate an edge on the competition.

Many people can benefit from a certificate program. Those who are already working and hoping to take their business further or those who are newly trying to get their foot in the door of an industry may both find the education offered increases their opportunities.

The cost of educational programs varies from country to country. Total fees often depend upon whether a program is online and the university offering the course of study.

With a huge array of certificate programs available, graduates can have many careers to choose from. For example, a certificate may be valuable to students in the education field, and they may want to learn more about teaching online courses or generally brush up on pedagogical theory. Students currently in the technology world might take a certificate course in technology management or computing to continue their studies and work towards the next career step.

Programs are offered in many different countries around the world, and schedules vary. Many certificate programs are part time, and online classes offer the most flexibility. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Enjoy the flexibility of online learning to broaden your knowledge of the European institutions, European law and the European decision-making process in general! This Po ... [+]

1- or 2-year programme: 5 online EU modules & a summer school

The programme in a nutshell:

5 back-to-back online EU modules (starting September), followed (or preceded) by a 2-week Summer School in Brussels and Vienna (July)

You choose your start date (July or September) as well as your timing option (full-time = 1 year; part-time = 2 years)

Perfect for full-time professionals or students with daytime schedule Organised by a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on the doorstep of the main EU institutions It has a dedicated website: www.eu-postgraduate.eu

More elaborate description:

From 2014 onwards, the IES offers a Postgraduate Certificate in European Policy-Making, developed and designed by EU and e-learning experts. This certificate is equivalent to 25 ECTS and combines both the IES Summer School and the EU modules, thus embracing the Blended-Learning approach. This package involves two weeks of face-to-face intensive teaching together with the flexibility of the online modules.... [-]

Belgium Brussels
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
Online & Campus Combined
University of Essex Online

Enrol on our online Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Management to develop your understanding of management practice, increase your awareness of current framework ... [+]

Overview

Our Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Management offers an advanced qualification useful to graduates who wish to become effective leaders and managers.

After completing our PG Cert in Business and Management, you have a number of options to continue your personal and professional development.

You can continue your journey by progressing onto our MSc Business and Management programme, or you can choose to specialise with our MSc Business with Finance, MSc Business with Human Resources or MSc Business with Marketing course.

Learning and assessment Introduction

Studying online gives you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else you have internet access.... [-]

United Kingdom Colchester UK Online
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Part-time
8 months
Online
San Jose State University - School of Information

The Post-Master’s Certificate in Library and Information Science program at the San José State University School of Information focuses on technology and emerging trends ... [+]

Overview

The Post-Master’s Certificate in Library and Information Science program at the San José State University School of Information focuses on technology and emerging trends in the information profession. It is designed for information professionals who want to update their professional knowledge and expand their skill sets. If you already hold a master’s degree in any discipline, you are eligible to enroll in the Post-Master’s Certificate program.

Convenient 100% Online Learning

With this convenient and fully online program, you can live anywhere while you earn your certificate. Since most course work is delivered asynchronously, you don’t have to rearrange your work schedule in order to attend live sessions. The Post-Master’s Certificate program is delivered exclusively online via interactive online learning technology. The built-in flexibility of the online program is a huge bonus for many working students.... [-]

USA San Jose
August 2019
1 - 3 years
Online
GCU - Glasgow School for Business and Society

Build on your expertise & develop your strength as an HR leader who actively drives business strategy & improves your organisations capacity for change. Our CPD c ... [+]

Senior HR professionals must be able to translate business strategy into HR priorities. This CPD course will help you develop your expertise and build your confidence as a strategic HR leader who goes beyond to actively develop business strategy and improve your organisation's capacity for change. Working with HR professionals from public, private and not-for-profit sectors you'll hone your skills in building the case for change based on market and business realities, overcoming resistance and gaining stakeholders' commitment to implementing and sustaining change.

Our PgC in Strategic Human Resource Management for Business Executives is for current and aspiring senior HR professionals, consultants and people leaders operating, or desiring to operate, at a strategic level and become dynamic leaders in HR. It offers you the opportunity to:... [-]

United Kingdom Glasgow
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Full-time
1 year
Online
Leeds Beckett University

Training to become a teacher is one of the most challenging things you will ever do. With this in mind, this online course is designed to fit around your other profession ... [+]

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Distance Learning)

Course details

We understand that practice is your main priority, that's why we have designed this online course that enables you to study wherever and whenever you want.

Training to become a teacher is one of the most challenging things you will ever do. With this in mind, this online course is designed to fit around your other professional commitments and will involve assessments relevant to your working life. Designed for practising teachers or those who want to teach in primary or secondary schools and who have recently undertaken or are undertaking a period of training leading to QTS or equivalent, our goal is to provide the foundations that will enrich your practice and fast-track your teaching career.... [-]

United Kingdom Leeds UK Online
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Full-time
1 year
Online
International University of Catalonia

The teaching staff of this postgraduate degree is formed by university researchers, experts in the latest methodological innovations and teachers that come from actual sc ... [+]

Overview Reasons to study this Postgraduate Degree It offers new theoretical perspectives grounded in educational research on learning additional languages. It provides knowledge and reflection on the use of innovative methodologies designed to facilitate instruction in English. It focuses on the main methodological approaches to multilingualism and the acquisition of L2. Professors

The teaching staff of this postgraduate degree is formed by university researchers, experts in the latest methodological innovations and teachers that come from actual schools.

English is one of the world's major languages. It is, therefore, important students learn it as young as possible. The postgraduate degree at UIC Barcelona, which is taught in English, will train you to incorporate English into your teaching and improve your level of English proficiency on a personal and professional level. Objectives ... [-]
Spain Barcelona
September 2019
Part-time
6 months
Online
Queen's University Belfast

This Certificate is an exciting, innovative distance learning programme aimed to enhance the participant’s theoretical knowledge and practical skills in MP and to empower ... [+]

PgCert Pathology Informatics and Business Application - Distance Learning

Molecular Pathology (MP) is a rapidly growing discipline in 21st-century medicine. It integrates genomics and bioinformatics with modern pathology to underpin molecular diagnostics, theranostics as well as clinical trials delivery within the academic, health services and industry sectors in an era of precision medicine.

This Certificate is an exciting, innovative distance learning programme aimed to enhance the participant’s theoretical knowledge and practical skills in MP and to empower them to pursue a career in academia, healthcare or industry. The course has a strong focus on innovation and entrepreneurship; emphasising MP’s central role in molecular diagnostics, clinical trials and biotech/biopharma.... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
September 2019
Part-time
5 months
Online
University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

Knowledge of the international human rights system has become an essential requirement for those working to improve human rights around the world. This distance-learning ... [+]

Overview

Knowledge of the international human rights system has become an essential requirement for those working to improve human rights around the world. This distance-learning programme has been designed to allow you to study part-time to fit around your commitments.

You will be provided with a thorough grounding in human rights law and systems, as well as the opportunity to pursue more specialist interests such as the rights of the child and international criminal law.

This course is designed to ensure that you obtain a sound theoretical understanding of human rights law, as well as the latest knowledge of how international human rights standards and systems operate in practice.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
September 2019
Part-time
1 year
Online & Campus Combined
Teesside University

This course offers current and aspiring education professionals, working within a range of contexts, a flexible route towards gaining a Postgraduate Certificate in Educat ... [+]

Course details

Delivered through our online learning platform, you will learn in a rich and rewarding online environment, engaging in professional discussions and communities of practice with practitioners in a variety of international contexts.

You will:

develop the capability to motivate and inspire learners to succeed and progress through the implementation of a range of innovative, creative and adaptive teaching strategies discover inclusive and varied learning, teaching and assessment strategies to gain depth and breadth of knowledge and confidence in delivery promote critical reflection and the ability to link theory to practice to become confident, critical, creative, adaptable, articulate and inspiring educators develop your understanding of international educational contexts and approaches learn about research informed practice and demonstrate the capacity to actively engage in educational research within the practice context to support the enhancement of learning, teaching and assessment. Course structure ... [-]
United Kingdom Middlesbrough
August 2019
Part-time
1 year
Online
Saint Joseph's University Online

The online Post-master's Certificate in Behavior Analysis is designed for students with a master's in education, behavior analysis, or psychology. This online degree will ... [+]

The online Post-master's Certificate in Behavior Analysis from Saint Joseph’s University is an effective way to promote flexibility and advance your career as you pursue your professional goals.

Designed for students with a master’s in education, behavior analysis, or psychology, this online degree will prepare you to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst exam. You’ll learn from those who drive the industry: several faculty members at Saint Joseph’s University are either current or previous BACB board members.

After completion of the Post-master's Certificate in Behavior Analysis, you will be able to apply your knowledge to multiple areas including:

Behavi... [-]
USA Philadelphia
September 2019
Part-time
3 semesters
Online
Cornerstone Institute

The aim of this fully online programme is to respond to the increased need for professional educators in South Africa. The Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), ... [+]

Postgraduate Certificate in Education Foundation Phase Teaching (minimum 136 Credits)

The aim of this fully online programme is to respond to the increased need for professional educators in South Africa. The Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Foundation Phase (FP), is for students who want to qualify as professional educators in the Foundation Phase after having completed an appropriate three-year degree or recognised national diploma.

Admission Requirements

A bachelor’s degree or approved 360 credit diploma at NQF 6. The prior bachelor’s degree (or approved diploma) must include a selection of subjects/disciplines that will provide a teacher with appropriate disciplinary knowledge to effectively teach Literacy, Numeracy and Life Skills to young learners and lay foundations for learning in future grades. Holders of focused qualifications that do not have specialisations in FP subjects can register simultaneously for BA teaching subjects. This will extend the PGCE beyond one year of study. BA subjects offered at Cornerstone to undergird Life Skills are psychology, counselling, philosophy, sociology, leadership, theology and biblical studies and to undergird Mathematics, research methods, and statistics.... [-]

South Africa Cape Town
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Full-time
Part-time
1 - 5 years
Campus
IMF Business School Portugal

The Postgraduate course in Business Management at Atlântico Business School is structured so that students develop multidisciplinary skills and obtain high academic and p ... [+]

Atlântico Business School is an institution of Higher Education aimed at providing training, both at the Bachelor and Master level and at the MBA and Postgraduate level, in the field of Business Sciences, with special emphasis on Finance, Taxation, Marketing, Resources Human Resources, International Management, Information Systems, Quality, Environment, Health and Safety at Work.

The Atlântico Business School seeks to train senior executives with a structured, high quality and relevant training, with a solid scientific preparation combined with a real practical component. After completing their courses, students will be prepared to manage companies or create and develop businesses, will be able to analyze concrete problems in business life, with specific knowledge in the areas of specialization chosen.... [-]

Portugal Portugal Online
Open Enrollment
Portuguese (Brazil)
Part-time
1500 hours
Online
UAO - Universidad Autónoma de Occidente

The Autonomous University of the West offers the Specialization Program in Environmental Management in the VIRTUAL modality, with the purpose of contributing to form the ... [+]

The Autonomous University of the West offers the Specialization Program in Environmental Management in the VIRTUAL modality , with the purpose of contributing to form the highly qualified human resources, necessary to support from the technical point of view the development of the different components of the National Environmental System (Ministry of the Environment, Regional Corporations, Municipal Environmental Planning and Management Units, Public Enterprises, Non-Governmental Organizations and the Productive and Services Sector).

General purpose

To train specialists who can work interdisciplinarily in the diagnosis, prognosis, analysis and management of the problems that the socioeconomic development of the country generates in environmental and natural resources .... [-]

Colombia Cali
January 2020
Spanish
Full-time
12 months
Online
UOC Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

The Specialisation in Food Security: Assessment and Action is an extension of the FAO's Distance Learning course in Food Security Information for Decision Making. In this ... [+]

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The Specialisation in Food Security: Assessment and Action is an extension of the FAO's Distance Learning course in Food Security Information for Decision Making. In this Specialisation students are introduced to the concepts and tools used in food security analysis.

As a starting point, students will consider food security and its relationship to vulnerability, hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Guidelines on how to interpret and use conceptual frameworks for analyzing food security are then reviewed. Other topics include guidance in assessing different kinds of information systems related to food security analysis; designing, writing and increasing the impact of food security reports in different contexts; and commonly used methods to assess food availability at regional, national and local levels.... [-]

Spain Spain Online
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Full-time
Online
Global Impact Training And Higher Education

Strategic management involves formulation and implementation of the major goals and initiatives taken by a company's top management on behalf of owners. ... [+]

Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Management

Strategic management involves formulation and implementation of the major goals and initiatives taken by a company's top management on behalf of owners, based on consideration of resources and an assessment of the internal and external environments in which the organization competes.

Mandatory Module Organisational Behaviour Global Business Strategy Strategic Resource Management Finance for Strategic Managers Research for Senior Managers Optional Human Resource Management Project Management Programme Leadership Economics for Business Risk Management Strategic Marketing Corporate Communication Strategies Manage Continuous Organisational Improvement Sustainable Business Strategy Strategic Planning Managing Quality and Service Delivery Personal Leadership and Management Development Duration ... [-]
United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
8 - 12 months
Online