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Course Overview

Level of study:Pre-Masters
Tuition FeesFees and Finances
Entry requirements:

A third or a pass in a bachelors degree in any discipline; or a pass in a non-honours degree with any classification in any discipline; or 3 year Diploma (DAZhuan) or equivalent (China only).

English language requirements:

IELTS 6.0 with no component less than 5.5, or equivalent.

Other English language tests are accepted, click here to find out more.

Mode of study:Full-time
Duration:1 semester
Assessment method:Coursework
Student finance:Not available
Locations: London
Birmingham
Start dates: January, May, September
Application deadline:

Next application deadline

Course Overview

Do you wish to pursue postgraduate studies in business in the future?

Do you want to learn key academic skills to help you progress?

 This short Pre-Masters programme will help you bridge the gap between undergraduate and postgraduate study at Ulster University, leading to a distinct award, the Graduate Certificate in Business.

About this course

In 2021, total SME employment was 16.3 million, 61% of private sector jobs (Money.co.uk, 2022).

In this programme, you will explore the key elements of enterprise development including marketing, sales and finance, throughout the course of 1 semester and 3 modules.

  • Explore learning styles required for academic purposes at the postgraduate level
  • Develop problem-solving and decision-making skills to draw conclusions from data and make appropriate recommendations
  • Use academic literature and a wide range of research and evaluation methods
  • Gain an insight into a wide range of research methods to critically evaluate concepts, arguments and evidence in an objective manner

The Graduate Certificate also serves as a stand-alone, internationally recognised qualification which will be awarded upon achieving a pass of 40% in each module.

Teaching methods

Lectures and seminars 12-14 hours per week
Self-study 30 hours per week
Assessment Coursework only

 

Progression

When you successfully complete the Graduate Certificate with a minimum average of 50% at the first attempt across all three modules, you will be in a position to progress onto one of our Master’s programmes in London or Birmingham.

Progression onto the MBA is conditional on you passing the Graduate Certificate with a minimum average of 50% at the first attempt across all three modules and also having 2 years of relevant work experience.

Problem-solving Decision-making Research
Marketing Finance Data analysis
Critical thinking Academic research Communication

Please note: International students progressing on to the MBA, MSc Marketing or MSc International Business will need to apply for a second visa if the Graduate Certificate is studied as a standalone programme. Alternatively, you can study the Extended MSc Marketing or Extended MSc International Business.

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London

Ideally located near many popular cafes, the West End and markets, our London campus is a great place for you to study in the heart of London.

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London

Ideally located near many popular cafes, the West End and markets, our London campus is a great place for you to study in the heart of London.

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Birmingham

Our Birmingham campus can be found right in the heart of the city, close to key transport links, cafes, shopping centres and museums.

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Birmingham

Our Birmingham campus can be found right in the heart of the city, close to key transport links, cafes, shopping centres and museums.

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Dates and fees

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Dates and fees

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Entry requirements

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Entry requirements

Check our entry requirements for each level here, including equivalences for local country qualifications.