Rapid Postgraduate Studies or Career Change
Is obtaining a master’s degree too much of a commitment to your time-wise, but you would still like to acquire further qualifications after your bachelor’s degree or enhance your knowledge in a certain field of studies? If this is the case, then a (Post-)Graduate Certificate/Diploma (the name varies according to the particular country of study) will be the best choice for you.
Practical and Efficient
A (Post-)Graduate Certificate/Diploma is a postgraduate degree one to two semesters in length. Although it can be used to complement and further your knowledge and qualifications from your first degree in the same field, it is also a great opportunity for career changers. Most certificate/diploma programs are more hands-on than a traditional bachelor’s or master’s degree and do not require an academic final paper.
Since every country has a different name for such programs, you might find yourself confused at first. The following link will provide further information and will give you academic admission requirements: country-specific Certificate/Diploma Programme
Link to a Master’s Degree
Even those who have already finished their bachelor’s degree and wish to start on a master’s degree can benefit from taking the option of obtaining an “in-between-degree”. Higher education institutions in Australia or Great Britain often require a Bachelor of Honors to be admitted into a postgraduate degree program. If you first enroll in a certificate/diploma program you can always easily switch into a master’s program later and possibly get your previous coursework recognized.
Recognition and Acknowledgement
A certificate/diploma is often not known outside the countries which offer such an option. However, the knowledge you gain may place you in an excellent position in the international labor market. If you seek a career in English-speaking countries and aim to gain a foothold in the global labor market, a (post-)graduate certificate/diploma will surely enhance your chances. Career changers with such a certificate or diploma can also broaden their career perspectives. Appropriate expertise plus economic know-how can open doors to managerial positions in international companies.