Postgraduate Certificates

Lancaster University Postgraduate offers Certificates and Diploma's on a one-year, part-time Master’s-level programme.  Our programmes aim to contribute to continuing professional development of doctors and allied professionals across the health sector.

Lancaster University Postgraduate Certificates offer a one-year, part-time Master’s-level programme resulting in 60 FHEQ Level-7 credits. The Postgraduate Certificate introduces key concepts and how they can be applied in working practices.

In contrast the Lancaster University Postgraduate Diploma offers a one-year, part-time Master’s-level programme resulting in 120 FHEQ Level-7 credits. The work you will cover in a Diploma is more extensive and offers a vocational approach, incorporating work-based learning into your continuing professional development.

At Lancaster we also take your professional experiences into account via Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).  APL is a process which enables you to receive recognition and gain academic credits for learning acquired in the past through formal study and through work and other life experiences, which can contribute towards you Diploma. 

Both the Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma introduces key concepts and how they can be applied in your working practices. 

If you have any questions about the postgraduate certificates and the application process, contact our Admissions team: pgadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk.

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