University of Ulster (London and Birmingham)

Graduate Certificate

This Pre-Masters programme has been designed as a bridging mechanism for students who wish to progress from undergraduate to postgraduate study at Ulster and will lead to a distinct award, the Graduate Certificate in Business.

The programme lasts for 1 semester and consists of 3 modules. The programme covers study skills as well as elements of a pathway course.

You will have the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and insight in the following areas:

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

Entry Requirements

Academic 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

Applicants must satisfy our general entry requirements as well as meeting specific requirements.

  • You will need to provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade 4 – previously grade C – or equivalent).

The general entry requirements are any of the following:

  • IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5, or equivalent
  • HKDSE English Language – Grade 4 overall with no less than 3 in any of the 4 sub-skills
  • Indian Standard XII English – Minimum of 70% (in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or Indian Certificate in Secondary Education (ICSE) only)
  • WAEC – C6

If you do not have the required IELTS, you may be eligible to study on our Pre-Sessional programmes.

  • If you have IELTS 5.5, with a maximum score of 5.0, you may be eligible to study on our Pre-Sessional Standard programme.
  • If you have IELTS 5.0, with a maximum score of 4.5, you may be eligible to study on our Pre-Sessional Plus programme.

Course Details

All modules are core and 20 credits.

Semester 1

Research Methods for Postgraduate Studies
Academic Essentials
Enterprise Development

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