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Postgraduate certificates and diplomas

A postgraduate certificate (PGCert) or diploma (PGDip) from The University of Manchester can help you expand on your bachelor’s degree and gain new insights to complement your professional experience.

Studying for a PGCert or PGDip will equip you with master’s level knowledge without requiring you to submit a dissertation. A PGCert typically lasts six months while a PGDip lasts nine, and many courses can be studied part-time – making them easier to fit in alongside your career.

As well as specialised courses such as the Postgraduate Certificate in Education, we offer a PGCert and PGDip option for many of our postgraduate courses. 

Some PGCerts and PGDips are stand-alone courses, but many are options as part of our master's courses. Take a look and plan the next step in your career development.