Course Programs

There are many study possibilities offered in a large number of schools and universities all around the world: from associate degrees to certificates, from courses to diplomas, and many more. Taking a degree serve a multitude of purposes for different students: they are sometimes used to bridge the gap between different phases of academic study, or to provide additional professional training and qualifications. Available in a wide variety of subjects, taking a degree will help students develop valuable personal and professional skills. The variety of different degrees can be overwhelming - don't let it stop you! Start your search by looking at the most popular programs listed below.

News and Events


Is New Zealand a Model for Indigenous Student Success?

March 19, 2018

New Zealand's success with indigenous student enrollments may inspire Australia to follow a similar tack. Let's take a closer look at how New Zealand serves as Australia's model for indigenous student success.


Post-Brexit English-Speaking Courses on the Rise in Europe

March 16, 2018

While Brexit negotiations still underway, its full impact is not yet known. However, European higher education entities are taking steps to be ready for what’s next. One initiative underway at universities, according to a recent report from The Independent? An increase in English-speaking courses …


German Study Investigates Correlation Between Grades and Social Media

March 12, 2018

Do Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram users perform poorly in class? A group of German scientists finds out. Let's take a closer look.

Newly added Courses

Learnkey Training Institute

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Course

March 20, 2018
Choose to study accounting with ACCA and you will be provided with skills and knowledge relevant to any business, which means you will be free to choose which type of accountancy role and organisation you want to work for.

Foundation Year

Foundation Year

March 20, 2018
The Foundation Year is a ten-month, full immersion preparatory course in Italian for international students willing to enroll in a BA taught in Italian at #UNIPAVIA. The Foundation Year aimed at students who do not meet the minimum requirement – 12 years of schooling – to access the Italian higher education system.

Aeronav Academy

Commercial Pilot Licence

March 20, 2018
A commercial pilot license is a qualification you will need if you wish to pursue a career as a professional pilot. Training for a CPL may only commence once the candidate has obtained a valid Private Pilot Licence. There are a number of different choices available to students who wish to do a commercial pilot license.



Why Studying Jewelry Design Is A Great Summer Project

March 7, 2018

Love design? Love jewelry? Want to coalesce two things you love into more than a hobby? Looking to make the jump from jewelry design just for fun to jewelry design just for fun-and for your career? Co...


How To Be Employment Ready When You Leave College

February 20, 2018

You've heard it before: college grads lack the skills to enter the workforce. There's some truth to it. While many are about to enter a fantastic job market this spring, just a few years ago, many employers complained that recent graduates were over-confident in their skills-and under-prepared for t...>


Why You Should Become A Pilot

February 6, 2018

Want to be a change-maker? Fly the friendly skies. In addition to meeting the global demand for pilots over the next 20 years, you'll also serve the greater good. Let's take a closer look at how and why.>

Academic Courses Study Opportunities

What are Academic Courses?

Academic courses include a variety of post-secondary school programs that provide graduates with college- or university-level academic qualifications. Some academic courses are designed to help bridge the gap between secondary school and university. Others are aimed at graduate- or post-graduate-level students, or working professionals. Some key types of academic courses include Foundation Courses, Preparatory Year, Certificates, Diplomas and Associates Degrees.

What do we study in Academic Courses?

There are academic courses in almost any academic discipline. Universities, community colleges and technical schools offer academic courses in fields such as · Business, · Natural Sciences, · Humanities, · Social Sciences, · Arts, · Education, · Engineering, · Mathematics, · Computer Sciences, · …and more. Academic courses deal with a more specific subject within one of the wider academic fields or disciplines listed above. Examples of academic course titles include “Course in Thermal Energy at the Nanoscale,” “Professional Course: Fashion Visual Merchandising,” or “Diploma Legal Administrative Assistant.”

What are the benefits of taking Academic Courses?

The decision to take an academic course can be life-changing. Academic courses give prospective students the opportunity to invest in their education and their career by developing professional skills, practical knowledge and an understanding of key theoretical concepts. Whether in a Diploma, Certificate or Associates Degree program, or a shorter Intensive Summer Course, there are measurable benefits to enrolling in academic courses. Prospective employers usually regard applicants with appropriate academic qualifications with higher interest than those who have not taken any academic courses or programs.

What kind of career improvement can you expect when taking Academic Courses?

Students who make the investment in their academic career by enrolling in courses can expect an improvement in their career prospects once they attain the resulting academic qualification. Diplomas, Certificates and Associate Degrees are requirements for consideration for some positions. Summer courses, Foundational Courses and a Preparatory Year can also lead to career improvement by developing key skills and knowledge in a field, which proves critical to professional success.

How much do Academic Courses cost?

The costs of academic courses vary widely depending on the type of course, duration, the school and the country. Cost summaries are available on some of the academic course program pages, or you can request more information from the school or university. It is always a good idea to contact the school offering the academic course of interest, because they may be able to give more information about any financial aid or scholarships that could be available to applicants.

Why take Academic Courses online?

Some students have full time commitments, such as a career or family, which prevent them from travelling to campus for their studies. Online academic courses bring the classroom to the student via the most up-to-date e-learning technologies. Students enrolled in academic courses online can directly communicate with their professors and peers via email, teleconferencing, forums, video conferencing, chat/messenger and more. Some students find that studying online in their academic courses enables them to improve their written communication skills faster than they would in the classroom.

How do Academic Courses differ in various countries?

The terms used for different types of academic courses will vary from country to country. For example, in Australia and the UK, the term Diploma often refers to an advanced level course done in a certain subject, leading to professional status. Prior to the Bologna Process in Greece, Germany, Hungary and some other European countries, a diploma was a five-year undergraduate degree roughly equivalent to a bachelor’s and master’s today. In some countries, academic certificates are required in addition to an undergraduate degree to qualify for professional practice in Education, Law or other disciplines.

To learn more about the numerous and diverse academic courses available around the world, explore the program pages on this website. You can always request more information about any academic courses of interest using the web form on the program detail page.