Postgraduate Studies are Studies undertaken in a course beyond a Bachelor’s degree. It involves studying for degrees, professional or academic certificates, or other qualifications where a Bachelor’s degree is required, it is considered to be part of higher education. Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master Degree are the most popular postgraduate qualifications.
Graduate Certificates extend a student’s knowledge in a specialist area. They can help to upgrade qualifications or provide specific advanced practical skills required in specialist industries where that specialization is not covered in a Bachelor degree.
A graduate diploma is generally a postgraduate qualification. The diploma is normally taken following a bachelor’s degree and a successful award allows progression to a master’s degree without having received honors with the bachelor’s degree. Graduate diplomas, more in-depth versions of Graduate Certificates, extend a student’s knowledge in a specialist area. They can help to upgrade qualifications or provide specific advanced practical skills required in specialist industries where that specialization is not covered in a Bachelor degree. They sometimes provide a means for people to move into a different field of expertise from that in which they studied for their Bachelor degree.
A master’s degree is an academic degree granted to individuals who have undergone study demonstrating a mastery or high-order overview of a specific field of study or area of professional practice. Within the area studied, graduates are posited to possess advanced knowledge of a specialized body of theoretical and applied topics; high order skills in analysis, critical evaluation or professional application; and the ability to solve complex problems and think rigorously and independently. The degree is awarded upon graduation from a university
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