Graduate Certificate in Business Communication for Rural Enterprise

This part-time course has been designed to meet the specific needs of those working in the agri-food, rural business areas who wish to further enhance their communication skills, personal effectiveness and develop confidence and competence in communicating effectively with others. The course enables individuals with no formal qualifications but relevant work experience a route to gain entry onto the postgraduate programmes.

Examples of topics covered on the course include: working as an effective team, preparing for job interviews and developing interactive presentations.

Module titles:

  • Personal communication
  • Business communication
  • Information, communication and learning technology

Course duration:

• Normally completed over one year of part-time study, one evening per week. The course is designed to meet the specific needs of those working in the agri-food, rural business and community sectors and offers people with limited formal qualifications but relevant work experience a route to gain entry into the Postgraduate Business programmes.

How to apply:

Applicants for the Graduate Certificate course should apply using the on-line Queen’s University Belfast Postgraduate application form, which can be found at www.qub.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

A Degree or Higher National Diploma, or equivalent qualification acceptable to Queen’s University, in any discipline.

OR

Applicants who do not meet the above requirements will be asked to demonstrate relevant experience in the rural, agriculture or food sectors. They must also hold GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade C or above. A reference from a current or recent employer will be required. Applicants undertaking the final year of their undergraduate degree will be considered for part-time study only.