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Entry requirements

You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above) in a subject other than business and management. You may also be able to join the programme without a degree, subject to an interview, if you have appropriate professional qualifications or experience.

Months of entry


Course content

If you are a graduate in a subject other than business and management, this Postgraduate Certificate enables you to complement the subject skills from your first degree with the core business, management and leadership skills required by organisations in the 21st century. You will gain business environment analysis skills to support the development of strategic plans, enhance business decision making and deliver results in line with key objectives. There is also the opportunity to specialise in people management or business operational management. The programme will enable you to investigate key business and management theories and prepare you to lead innovative and future-thinking organisations. You will gain national and international business environment awareness, strategic analysis and development skills, project management and leadership skills, and the capacity for critical decision-making. Whether you wish to embark on a career as a business-aware manager in the subject area of your first degree, or choose an alternative vocation, you will graduate with an impressive transferable skillset and an enhanced management toolkit that will make you highly employable across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for full-time study on this Postgraduate Certificate are £2,340 for UK students and £4,500 for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2022/23.EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


The programme combines several different forms of assessment to test intellectual development, vocational capability and critical thinking. Coursework often involves both individual and group-based tasks. Case studies and problem-solving exercises are used, requiring the completion of a variety of written tasks, reports and project work.

Course contact details

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