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.

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International Schools Are Increasingly Successful Throughout The World

June 18, 2018

The international schools market, once largely focused on expat populations, has shifted to include locals, too. What does this mean? More choices when it comes to international schools. Let's take a closer look.


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Norway Offers Cultural Coding Training to Migrants

June 17, 2018

Approximately 400,000 of Norway’s five million people are migrants from Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Assimilating to western society can be a challenge for many of them, especially when it comes to sexual norms and social codes. In an effort to help migrants overcome these challenges, Norway …


Newly added Courses

Institute of Technology Development of Canada

Diploma in Hospitality Management

June 22, 2018
These diploma programs focus on preparing you to work in a variety of hospitality positions requiring the application of current industry policies, practices, and procedures and tools. These programs will give students the theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills in teamwork, customer service, front office and housekeeping operations, sales and managing,… [+] hospitality accounting and food and beverage management. Hospitality Management Diploma has an optional co-op component that can be taken after competition of the academic year. [-]

GBN Training Centre

Course: Advance Human Resource Management Program

June 21, 2018
The role of Human Resource Management has evolved to help organizations achieve their strategic goals and improve their businesses. This program concentrates on the center abilities, as distinguished by the main HR affiliations, that are crucial for present or future HR professionals, Managers, Heads, Supervisors and Staff authorities who wish to build… [+] their viability working specifically with HR in a wide range of associations. [-]

University of Technology Sydney

Graduate Diploma in Migration Law and Practice

June 30, 2018
This course allows students to develop expertise in migration law and practice. The course offers students an integrated program with a focus on applied knowledge and practical skills.

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6 Education Routes to Get You Over the "Entry-Level" Experience Hurdle

June 7, 2018

Deciding on your post-college career path is not only daunting, it can be downright depressing. Despite the fact that you devoted at least four years of your life to your studies, and probably have at...


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A Taste of Culinary Arts From Around the World

May 29, 2018

Do you love food? Do you love experimenting with flavors? Do you love cooking? Does the phrase "mouth feel" have meaning for you? Let's take a closer look at seven fascinating places to study culinary arts around the world.


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7 Films to Get You Ready for Summer Break

May 9, 2018

While the school year can sometimes feel endless, there’s no denying it: The end of the academic year is upon us! Whatever your plans for summer break, there’ll certainly be time to catch up on a movie or two. We can think of no better way to get into the swing of summer than by checking out the...

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.