Postgraduate Certificate in Social Sciences

Top Postgraduate Certificate Programs in Social Sciences

A postgraduate certificate is something that is earned after a bachelor’s degree program. The coursework maintains the difficulty and learning objectives of master’s level classes. Depending on the program, a postgraduate certificate may take a few months or years to complete.

What is a postgraduate certificate in social sciences? The subject of social sciences is a broad academic category that works with the individual and his or her society. Some of the social science topics are anthropology, sociology, archaeology, history and geography. A student may select a specific type of social science and take classes in that area. If a student has a focus on history or archaeology, the classes taken may be ancient worlds, prehistory, the modern age or other studies of eras. In a field such as geography, students may learn about the different locations of the earth as well as culture studies, urban life and religion studies. Topics in sociology may look at human behavior in classes such as criminology, social psychology and politics.

Completion of a postgraduate certificate in social sciences gives people fascinating knowledge about the planet’s population and the society we live in. It also gives future jobseekers versatile skills that can be applied in many different jobs.

A postgraduate certificate may fluctuate in cost. Tuition can be dependent on a school’s history, reputation, funding and program offerings.

With a completed postgraduate certificate in social sciences, you may have a lot more possible job offers waiting for you. General jobs that cover a wide variety of the different focuses in this field are social studies teachers, college lecturers or managers in various roles. For specific focuses, certain jobs such as historian, archaeologist, sociologist or geographer are some possibilities. You could also find a job that uses many of the skills from social sciences but may not be directly related to a specific focus. These kinds of jobs are archivist, journalist, writer, lobbyist or analyst.

There are many offerings of online classes for postgraduate social science certificates. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Postgraduate in psychology for non-psychologists: applications in the context of work

IMF Business School Portugal
Online Part time 2 semesters Open Enrollment Portugal Portugal Online

The main objective of the postgraduate course "Psychology for Non-Psychologists" is to inform non-psychologists of some scientific approaches that allow us to perceive the human being in different contexts of work and intervention (involving prevention and change of attitudes and behaviors). [+]

The main objective of the postgraduate course "Psychology for Non-Psychologists" is to inform non-psychologists of some scientific approaches that allow us to perceive the human being in different contexts of work and intervention (involving prevention and change of attitudes and behaviors).

We believe that up-to-date knowledge of current scientific perspectives on the functioning of the human being gives us tools to intervene at the level of management and taking action to promote behavioral change.

In this course, psychological processes such as memory and learning, motivation and emotions, attitudes, behaviors, self-perception and self-efficacy, processes of social influence and approaches to the context of these and other human factors in the organizational context will be addressed. The implications of this knowledge will be discussed in order to develop strategies and techniques to evaluate, implement and change decision processes, attitudes and behaviors.... [-]


Postgraduate studies in sports psychology and physical activity

IMF Business School Portugal
Online Part time 2 semesters Open Enrollment Portugal Portugal Online

The Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity is an area of ​​application of psychology that seeks to understand the thoughts, emotions and behaviors of all practitioners and other agents involved in the practice of sports, exercise and physical activity regardless of whether their goals are focused on performance Sports or physical activity as a strategy to promote health, well-being and quality of life. [+]

The Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity is an area of ​​application of psychology that seeks to understand the thoughts, emotions and behaviors of all practitioners and other agents involved in the practice of sports, exercise and physical activity regardless of whether their goals are focused on performance Sports or physical activity as a strategy to promote health, well-being and quality of life.

Access Requirements

Bachelor's or equivalent professional experience

Recipients

Graduates (pre or post-Bologna agreement) in Psychological Sciences; Psychology; Physical Education and Sport; Graduates in related areas or Professionals with relevant experience in the area... [-]


City & Culture Certificate

BAU International Academy of Rome
Campus Full time 10 days January 2019 Italy Rome

Discover Rome and its history The aim of the course is to gain a multidisciplinary knowledge of Rome, its culture and spirit. The course starts with a series of full immersion tours in the city to provide an immediate quick induction to the Eternal City. Every month explore the multiple layers of Rome and its culture in and learn more about the italian brands, lifestyle, fashion, luxury and design industry. [+]

Tailor your learning experience

This certificate requires 42 contact hours and can be completed in 5 days, 2 weeks or in a 3-month period combined with city and culture tours, language courses or other certificates. Contact us to know more about the scholarships available through the BAU Foundation and to customise your program.

Applicants,willing to enroll are suggested to complete the enrollment process at least 40 days before the beginning of the selected course.

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Specialization Certificate in Food Security: Assessment and Action

UOC Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Online Full time March 2019 Spain Spain Online

The Specialisation in Food Security: Assessment and Action is an extension of the FAO's Distance Learning course in Food Security Information for Decision Making. In this Specialisation students are introduced to the concepts and tools used in food security analysis. [+]

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The Specialisation in Food Security: Assessment and Action is an extension of the FAO's Distance Learning course in Food Security Information for Decision Making. In this Specialisation students are introduced to the concepts and tools used in food security analysis.

As a starting point, students will consider food security and its relationship to vulnerability, hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Guidelines on how to interpret and use conceptual frameworks for analyzing food security are then reviewed. Other topics include guidance in assessing different kinds of information systems related to food security analysis; designing, writing and increasing the impact of food security reports in different contexts; and commonly used methods to assess food availability at regional, national and local levels.... [-]


PgCert in Advanced CBT Practice for the Treatment of Anxiety and Depression

London South Bank University
Campus Part time 1 year January 2019 United Kingdom London

This course provides theory and skills in CBT. Part-time and weekend study. [+]

Applications for this course are closed. Please check back later in the year for more details.

The PgCert Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Practice for the Treatment of Anxiety and Depression programme provides you with the theory and practical skills to help people suffering from mild to moderate anxiety and depression using the tools and techniques of CBT at Step 3 of the Stepped Care Model. The programme consists of 3 modules which will make a significant contribution to your accreditation as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

You'll have an opportunity to take part in a question-and-answer session in person with Dr. Christine Padesky, and one to two online group sessions where you'll be able to discuss some client issues common to the whole group. This is a unique opportunity to learn from a master clinician.... [-]


Postgraduate Certificate in Organisational Change

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 12 months August 2019 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

In today’s challenging work environment organisations have to adapt to issues of austerity and Brexit while under pressure to maintain business sustainability. In these highly dynamic times businesses are looking to professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to enact efficient and sustainable organisational change. [+]

Public, private and third sector organisations are all operating in highly dynamic landscapes and want employees with the skills required that allow them to adapt quickly and efficiently. Taking in a range of social, psychological, legal and policy perspectives, this course delivers an understanding of considerations pertinent to all sectors, such as leadership, adaptability, development and resilience. Topics explored on the course include the strategies of learning and talent development, theories and historical development of the practice of organisation design, and issues such as identity, organisational culture and performativity in the context of critical leadership.

By taking a critical approach, this programme enables you to evaluate policies and practices based on the most recent and relevant theory and research findings, empowering you to make evidence-based decisions and reflect on how these decisions can be applied in a practice-based environment. This course is taught by academics with strong connections to the CIPD who are highly research active in areas such as organisational behaviour, change and transformation, discrimination law, and leadership.... [-]


PGCert in International Human Rights Law

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Online & Campus Combined Part time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham

Knowledge of the international human rights system has become an essential requirement for those working to improve human rights around the world. This distance-learning programme has been designed to allow you to study part-time to fit around your commitments. [+]

Entry requirements 2:1 (or international equivalent) in law, humanities or social sciences; applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience also considered IELTS 7.0 (no less than 7.0 in writing, 6.5 in reading, and 6.0 in speaking and listening) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available Knowledge of the international human rights system has become an essential requirement for those working to improve human rights around the world. This distance-learning programme has been designed to allow you to study part-time to fit around your commitments.

You will be provided with a thorough grounding in human rights law and systems, as well as the opportunity to pursue more specialist interests such as the rights of the child and international criminal law.... [-]


PGCert in Mentoring and Coaching Teachers

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Part time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course meets the continuing professional development needs of school/college teachers who act as the mentors to initial teacher education students and early career teachers. [+]

Overview

This course meets the continuing professional development needs of school/college teachers who act as the mentors to other teachers.

This course enables you to gain knowledge and understanding of mentoring teachers through a reflective examination of your own practice as well as others'. Through an exploration of a range of mentoring and coaching models, you will develop your professional mentoring skills and a personal theory of action for mentoring.

The impact of this course goes far beyond the participating teacher; the development of their practice impacts on their mentee's professional development and, ultimately, their classroom practice.

Alongside this element of the course, which is rooted in practice, there is a structured programme of taught sessions and activities. These are designed to offer a theoretical perspective and critical reflections on how best mentoring practices can enhance the development of both the mentee and the mentor.... [-]


PG Cert Criminology and Criminal Psychology

University of Essex Online
Online Part time 8 months Open Enrollment United Kingdom Colchester

Our Postgraduate Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Psychology offers an advanced qualification useful to graduates who wish to work within a variety of occupations across both public and private sectors, including the police force, law enforcement agencies and many more. [+]

Our Postgraduate Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Psychology offers an advanced qualification useful to graduates who wish to work within a variety of occupations across both public and private sectors, including the police force, law enforcement agencies and many more.

Upon completion of your Postgraduate Certificate, we offer the opportunity for you to progress on to study for a Postgraduate Diploma (awarded after 120 credits) and a full Masters (awarded after 180 credits). Please contact a member of the Admissions team for more information. This course is not accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Career destinations

A postgraduate qualification is a major achievement and greatly valued by employers. Recent surveys show that higher degree graduates are more likely to obtain jobs at the professional or managerial level and less likely to be unemployed. For some jobs, a postgraduate qualification may be essential, for others it offers a competitive edge.... [-]


BSc (Hons) Psychology

University of Essex Online
Online Part time 48 months Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online Colchester + 1 more

Developed and led by Chartered Psychologists, our BSc (Hons) Psychology degree allows students to discover the fascinating world of psychology. 100% online and part-time, this recognised qualification will prepare you for a wide range of jobs and opportunities. [+]

BSc (Hons) Psychology

The programme includes many thought-provoking topics including forensic and investigative psychology, educational psychology, the psychology of sport and exercise, and critical social psychology. Students also get to develop their own knowledge within a particular psychology topic of interest by writing a 30-credit final project.

Graduates from this BSc (Hons) Psychology course will have an understanding of the scientific and theoretical underpinnings of the discipline. They will also develop detailed knowledge of several specialised areas/or applications of psychology, including the ability to recognise the variability and diversity of psychological functioning (and its significance).... [-]


Postgraduate Certificate in Global Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Spain Barcelona Belgium Brussels Madrid Switzerland Zürich Japan Tokyo Antwerp + 8 more

Postgraduate Certificate in Global Studies (15 credits) [+]

Our postgraduate programs, each with different program requirements, are based on and are fully compatible with the established European and American educational systems. The European guidelines for higher education are outlined in the Bologna agreements. Once a minimum number of credits has been earned, a request for graduation can be submitted. Postgraduate programs are advanced academic programs for college and university graduates, as well as for working professionals wishing to pursue a progressive career in the field of communication and liberal arts. The college’s truly global community provides ample opportunities for students to pursue academic topics of interest and research with an emphasis on globalization, communication and higher education. Not all programs are offered at all campuses.... [-]


Post Graduate Certificate in Mediation Studies

Pan Africa Christian University
Campus Full time January 2019 Kenya Nairobi

This program was established in order to help professionals in the areas that involve disputes and conflicts resolutions gain deeper, practical skills to better engage those seeking out-of-court-settlements. [+]

Post Graduate Certificate in Mediation Studies

This program was established in order to help professionals in the areas that involve disputes and conflicts resolutions gain deeper, practical skills to better engage those seeking out-of-court-settlements. The program is further inspired by Kenya's Judiciary which started the process of rolling out the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program as enshrined in the constitution (Article 159). The ADR program implies that a lot of cases will be referred for mediation. PAC University has proved its capacity to train effective professionals in areas of human intervention. Therefore, the Mediation training will build on that experience.

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Postgraduate Certificate in EU Policy Making

Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 12 - 24 months July 2019 Belgium Brussels + 1 more

Enjoy the flexibility of online learning to broaden your knowledge of the European institutions, European law and the European decision-making process in general! This Postgraduate Certificate is perfect for full-time professionals or students with a daytime schedule. [+]

1- or 2-year programme: 5 online EU modules & a summer school

The programme in a nutshell:

5 back-to-back online EU modules (starting September), followed (or preceded) by a 2-week Summer School in Brussels and Vienna (July)

You choose your start date (July or September) as well as your timing option (full-time = 1 year; part-time = 2 years)

Perfect for full-time professionals or students with daytime schedule Organised by a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on the doorstep of the main EU institutions It has a dedicated website: www.eu-postgraduate.eu

More elaborate description:

From 2014 onwards, the IES offers a Postgraduate Certificate in European Policy-Making, developed and designed by EU and e-learning experts. This certificate is equivalent to 25 ECTS and combines both the IES Summer School and the EU modules, thus embracing the Blended-Learning approach. This package involves two weeks of face-to-face intensive teaching together with the flexibility of the online modules.... [-]