The Postgraduate Certificate, also known as Graduate Certificate (Grad.Cert.) is a specialised postgraduate qualification. Postgrad. Cert. can be equivalent to a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree depending on the country in which you study it. Graduate schools offer Postgrad.Cert. programmes in almost any discipline and they usually take one year of full-time study to complete.
Postgraduate Certificates are ideal for people who already have work experience and want to advance their careers, but don’t have time for a Master’s degree. To graduate, students need to pass each course with a specific grade. Some Grad.Cert. courses also include internship placements.
Universities and colleges offer Grad.Cert. courses both individually and as part of a Master’s degree. In the UK, for example, a Postgraduate Certificate is equivalent to a Bachelor’s qualification, but it’s much shorter and generally only available for disciplines like Psychology, Law, Management, etc.
In Ireland or the United States, a Postgrad.Cert. is equal to a Master’s qualification. Both in Canada and the US, a Postgraduate Certificate can also be one of the requirements for graduating a Master’s programme.
Canada is one of the most popular study destinations in the world due to its high focus on the quality of its universities and its emphasis on attracting international students who can later immigrate. Canadians are very welcoming to international students and they invest a lot into making sure students are safe, treated fairly, and enjoy their stay in the country. Study in one of the strongest economies in the world while enjoying a high living standard and a flexible study environment. Classes have smaller student groups ensuring everyone gets the attention they need, and encouraging group assignments and debates.Read more about studying abroad in Canada
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