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Diploma Programs

Diploma and certificate programs are shorter programs of higher education offered at universities and other institutions of higher education around the world. Diploma studies often last one to two years.

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Academy Profession Degree in Automotive Technology
Business Academy Aarhus
Diploma program
Aarhus, Denmark
The automotive technology program is designed for people who would like to work with the most recent technology within the...
Academy Profession Degree in Chemical and Biotechnical Science
Business Academy Aarhus
Diploma program
Aarhus, Denmark
The AP degree program in chemical and biotechnical Science is a 2½-year full-time higher educational program which qualifies graduates for...
Academy Profession Degree in Environmental Management
Business Academy Aarhus
Diploma program
Aarhus, Denmark
Are you passionate about the environment, resource management and wild life conservation? Then the environmental management program is right for...
Academy Profession Degree in IT Network and Electronics Technology
Business Academy Aarhus
Diploma program
Aarhus, Denmark
Do you have a passion for working with computers, servers and/or network technology and electronics, and would you like to...
Academy Profession Degree in Marketing Management
Business Academy Aarhus
Diploma program
Aarhus, Denmark
Are you interested in marketing, sales and communication? Would you like a job as a marketing coordinator or sales manager?...
Academy Profession Degree in Multimedia Design and Communication
Business Academy Aarhus
Diploma program
Aarhus, Denmark
Would you like to work with advertising, IT and media? Are you interested in graphic design, online marketing, digital communication...
Bachelor Top-up Degree in Chemical and Biotechnical, Food, or Process Technology
Business Academy Aarhus
Diploma program
Aarhus, Denmark
Chemical and Biotechnical, Food or Process Technology is a top-up course for chemical and biotechnical analysts, and after completing the...
Youth Sports Leader Education
Sports Academy Aarhus
Diploma Program
Aarhus, Denmark
In the Youth Sports Leader Education course at the Sports Academy Aarhus , students receive a minimum of 28 hours...
Adventure Tourism Training
University of the Fraser Valley
Diploma Program
Abbotsford, Canada
The University of the Fraser Valley offers an Adventure Tourism Training program. British Columbia's growing eco-tourism industry, your own personal...
Fashion Design
University of the Fraser Valley
Diploma Program
Abbotsford, Canada
UFV offers an exciting introduction to the world of fashion leading to a unique two-year Fashion Design diploma. The program...
International and Development Studies
University of the Fraser Valley
Diploma Program
Abbotsford, Canada
The two-year International and Development Studies degree program offers a broad multidisciplinary introduction to regions of the world as they...
Media and Communication Studies
University of the Fraser Valley
Diploma Program
Abbotsford, Canada
Why take Media and Communication Studies ? You want to be a writer. Or you've always been interested in how...
Professional Communication
University of the Fraser Valley
Diploma Program
Abbotsford, Canada
UFV's Professional Communication courses can enhance your career path in any discipline and give you useable skills in the workplace,...
Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management - Commercial Cookery
Le Cordon Bleu Australia
Diploma Program
Multiple (3)
Serve food and beverage Develop and manage quality customer service practices Develop and implement a business plan Manage operational plan...
Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management - Patisserie
Le Cordon Bleu Australia
         
(2)
Diploma Program
Multiple (3)
Serve food and beverage Develop and manage quality customer service practices Develop and implement a business plan Manage operational plan...
Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
Le Cordon Bleu Australia
Diploma Program
Multiple (3)
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Certificate III in Pâtisserie
Le Cordon Bleu Australia
Diploma Program
Multiple (3)
...
Culinary Arts Diploma
Alain Ducasse Education
Diploma Program
Argenteuil, France
Launch your culinary career with the Culinary Arts Diploma. Designed specifically for entry-level professionals in the food-related services, the Culinary...
Culinary Arts Diploma
Ducasse Education
Diploma Program
Argenteuil, France
Launch your culinary career with this intensive hands-on introductory skills program with a practical internship. This entry level program is...
Superior Culinary Arts Diploma
Alain Ducasse Education
Diploma Program
Argenteuil, France
Accelerate your culinary career. Dedicated to Culinary Arts graduates and practicing Chefs who want to complement their know-how, this intensive...
Superior Culinary Arts Diploma
Ducasse Education
Diploma Program
Argenteuil, France
Acquire the highest level of expertise in the professional kitchen! Intensive modules teach advanced aspects of culinary arts with emphasis...
Graduate Diploma in Psychology
University of New England
Diploma Program
Multiple (2)
The Graduate Diploma in Psychology at the University of New England is a 60-credit education course which provides a well-rounded...
Graduate Diploma in Science
University of New England
Diploma Program
Multiple (2)
The Graduate Diploma in Science at the University of New England is a in-depth, 48-credit education programme in the field...
Diploma of Creative Advertising
Media Design School
Diploma Program
Auckland, New Zealand
The Diploma of Creative Advertising at Media Design School is a 40-week creative problem solving programme that covers all mediums from...
Diploma of Digital Creativity (Foundation)
Media Design School
Diploma Program
Auckland, New Zealand
The Diploma of Digital Creativity at Media Design School is a purpose-built qualification, combining essential design fundamentals with modern visual...
Diploma of Digital Media
Media Design School
Diploma Program
Auckland, New Zealand
The Diploma of Digital Media at the Media Design School explores the latest interactive technologies which are revolutionising the world...
Diploma of Graphic Design
Media Design School
Diploma Program
Auckland, New Zealand
The Diploma of Graphic Design at the Media Design School is an intense production-based 36 week programme, built around industry-standard...
Diploma in Hotel & Tourism Programme
ITM - International College of Tourism and Management
Diploma Program
Bad Vöslau, Austria
This diploma was developed to suit the needs of students who want to prepare for a professional career in hotel...
Diploma in Hotel & Tourism Programme: Focus Event & Congress Management
ITM - International College of Tourism and Management
Diploma Program
Bad Vöslau, Austria
In the second year of the program, students will choose a management focus. If they choose to specialize in Event...
Diploma in Hotel & Tourism Programme: Focus Wellness & Spa Management
ITM - International College of Tourism and Management
Diploma Program
Bad Vöslau, Austria
In the second year of the program, students will choose a management area that they would like to focus on....
International Diploma in Event Management
JD Institute of Fashion Technology
Diploma Program
Bangalore, India
Event management is a dynamic field and getting more competitive by the day. An event is a three-dimensional opportunity to...
International Diploma in Fashion, Design, and Management
JD Institute of Fashion Technology
Diploma Program
Multiple (2)
An international fashion program taking place in India - a visually and culturally rich country- and Italy, a melting pot...
International Diploma in Fine Jewelry Design
JD Institute of Fashion Technology
Diploma Program
Bangalore, India
The course takes a methodological approach to jewelry design and illustrates the most technical components of the job of a designer....
International Diploma in Photography
JD Institute of Fashion Technology
Diploma Program
Bangalore, India
The objective of this photography course is to provide the student with a strong understanding of the visual and technical...
International Diploma in Styling in Europe
JD Institute of Fashion Technology
Diploma Program
Multiple (3)
This course facilitates the understanding of all aspects of fashion styling. The Milan Fashion Campus in partnership with JDIDS provides...
International Diploma in Styling in India
JD Institute of Fashion Technology
Diploma Program
Bangalore, India
This styling course will prepare you by giving you both the basics of fashion styling and the creative eye to...
Business Design
IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Diploma Program
Barcelona, Spain
The IED Diploma in Business Design offers an educational path that teaches students how to develop skills in writing and articulation, communication...
Creative Advertising and Branding
IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Diploma Program
Barcelona, Spain
IED Diploma in Creative Advertising and Branding gives students an exciting opportunity to develop themselves in a very creative, practical, studio-like and...
Transportation Design
IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Diploma Program
Barcelona, Spain
Transport design is a discipline that involves far more than designing cars: transport demands adaptation and variety in order to...
Long-Term Chinese Language Program
Beijing University of Chemical Technology - BUCT
Diploma Program
Beijing, China
The Long-Term Chinese Language Program is a non-degree study program focusing on Chinese language and Chinese culture. The duration of...
Short-Term Chinese Language Program
Beijing University of Chemical Technology - BUCT
Diploma Program
Beijing, China
Beijing University of Chemical Technology offers a Short-Term Chinese Language Program programme.- 2 weeks to 8 weeks- Group application of...
Visual Communication Vocational Training Program
HTK Academy of Design
Diploma Program
Berlin, Germany
The HTK - Academy of Design is the place for creative people, designers, and visual storytellers. You'll learn how to...
Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) - full-time
The University of Law
Diploma Program
Multiple (8)
Kick-start your legal career with this GDL law conversion course, designed for non-law graduates who want to become a solicitor...
Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) - part-time weekend
The University of Law
Diploma Program
Multiple (7)
Kick-start your legal career with this GDL law conversion course, designed for non-law graduates who want to become a solicitor...
Master of International Business
Hult International Business School
         
(3)
Diploma Program
Multiple (6)
This Master of International Business program is a one-year Master degree designed to provide students with a broad understanding in...
Pre-Medical Program 
International College of Bratislava
         
(7)
Diploma Program
Bratislava, Slovakia
The pre-medical program offered by ICB introduces and prepares students with all the skills they need in order to enter...
Post graduate Diploma in International Hospitality Management
Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland
Diploma Program
Brig, Switzerland
The Post gradate Diploma in International Hospitality Management at Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland is offered at University Centre César Ritz...
Swiss Higher Diploma in Hotel & Tourism Management
Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland
Diploma Program
Multiple (3)
The Swiss Higher Diploma in Hotel & Tourism Management at Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland is an ideal education programme for...
International Foundation Year Program
University of Sussex
Diploma Program
Brighton, England
The international foundation year is a two-semester course designed to thoroughly prepare you for an undergraduate degree at the University...
International Year One Program
University of Sussex
Diploma Program
Brighton, England
The international year one is an advanced one-year course, equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree. It will...
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Diploma and certificate qualifications are awarded in most disciplines. They are more common in some countries than in others, and may also have different names, such as Diploma of Higher Education, HND or HNC in the UK and Association Degree in the United States, Canada and Australia.

Postgraduate Diplomas

Although most diploma programs and courses are offered at undergraduate level, some are offered as a postgraduate complement to a previous bachelor degree. Such examples exist especially within education, where it is common to take a year of study to convert your bachelor degree into a teaching qualification for primary or secondary school. These are available in the UK and most of the commonwealth countries.

Undergraduate Diplomas

There are two main types of diplomas offered at undergraduate level. They have different names depending on where you study, but the basics are the same.

Vocational Diplomas

Vocational degrees are often offered at non-university institutions such as colleges or private higher education providers. These courses have a very practical focus, and aim to prepare students for direct entry into a future career. Such courses can be found within everything from IT to health and social care, performing arts or business and hospitality management.

Examples of vocational diplomas are: the HND (Higher National Diploma) and HNC (Higher National Certificate) in the UK and the VET in Australia.

Diploma of Higher Education / Associate Degree

The Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) in the UK is roughly equivalent to the Associate degree awarded in the US system. These consist of two years of full time study at university or another equivalent institution of higher education. Often such a diploma can be completed with a further year of study to obtain a bachelor degree.

Certificates

Certificate study is offered at both university and non-university institutions of higher education. These last for only one year and are offered in a wide variety of fields and at both university and non-university institutions. A certificate can often be completed with a further year of study to award a diploma within the same field.

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diploma_of_Higher_Education
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diploma_of_Education
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/QualificationsExplained/DG_10039026
http://www.hero.ac.uk/uk/studying/education_and_qualifications_in_the_uk/qualification_types/diphe.cfm