A postgraduate diploma is a shorter qualification than a masters degree, although at the same academic level. There is a variety of courses that come under the heading of postgraduate diploma. The postgraduate diploma is a Level 9 Award. It is normally awarded following completion of a programme of one-year duration.

Entry is typically for those with Honours Bachelor Degrees but holders of Ordinary Bachelor Degrees may also apply. The postgraduate diploma is an intermediate qualification. Institutes of Technology, QQI and Universities award Postgraduate Diplomas.

The biggest difference between a postgraduate diploma and a masters degree is that you won't have to submit a dissertation for a postgraduate diploma. Instead, you will be assessed by assignments, coursework or exams.

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