Professional development

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What we offer

UC’s College of Arts offers a wide range of courses for professionals to improve existing skills or build new ones. You can choose to take individual courses to help you to upskill in your chosen career, or study a full diploma or degree. We offer courses from across the humanities, languages, communications and social sciences, and study can be completed full-time or part-time to fit with your schedule – ideal if you need to take a small number of courses as part of ongoing professional development.

Study options for professional development

Our undergraduate study options involve taking courses across 100-300 level. Our Certificate of Proficiency is the most flexible option. It allows standalone study of an approved course or courses which may later be credited to a qualification. Alternatively the Certificate in Arts consists of 60 points of study completed in six months full time, or up to two years part time.

Our postgraduate study options involve taking courses advanced courses 400 level and above. These can be studied in a Postgraduate Certificate in Arts consisting of 60 points of study in six months full time, or up to two years part time, or our Postgraduate Diploma in Arts consisting of 120 points and one year full time or up to four years part time. There are many more qualification options at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.  

Further study

Both undergraduate and postgraduate courses you study may be credited to degrees or other qualifications if your plans change. Talk to our Arts Student Advisors about how our study options can work best for you.   

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