Could you be eligible for a fully funded PgCert course? 

Thanks to support from the Scottish Government's Upskilling fund we have 25 funded places for applicants wishing to commence a Postgraduate Certificate in January 2022 (term starts w/c 17th).

Read below to find out which courses QMU offers which have funded places available and details on who is eligible, and how to apply. 

What courses are available with funded places?

PgCert Arts Management

PgCert Applied Arts and Social Practice

PgCert Strategic Communications and Public Relations 

PgCert International Marketing 

PgCert International Management and Leadership 

Postgraduate Certificates require you to complete three, 20 credit modules. These modules will either be completed in a single semester (January to April) or over two semesters (Jan to April and Sept to Dec). This will depend on which PGCert you are undertaking and the pattern of module delivery on that course. For further details, please contact the Programme Leader. To be eligible for one of the funded places you must have completed the PgCert by December 2022. Should you wish, after completing your PgCert you would be able to apply to continue with your studies towards a PgDip or MA/MSc qualification. 

Who is eligible for a funded course place?

Anyone living in Scotland, aged 25 or over, who holds an undergraduate degree (or equivalent professional experience) and meets at least one of the criteria below:


• unemployed or at risk of redundancy
• self-employed and working within the creative and cultural industries or hospitality, tourism, and events sector
• employed by a Scottish arts, cultural, hospitality, tourism, or events organisation
• employed by a Scottish charity or social enterprise whose work is contributing towards Scotland's recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic

How do I apply?

To apply for one of the funded places you should submit an application using the 'Apply for this Course' button that you will find in the top right hand corner of this page.

As part of your application you will be asked to provide a brief personal statement. Please use this statement to indicate that you would like to be considered for one of the funded places, which of the criteria above you meet, and why you feel that completing the PGCert would be valuable to your career development.

If you are currently employed by an organisation, your employer should be willing to support you with the time necessary to attend classes. In this case your employer should act as you referee and they should confirm their support for the necessary time as part of the reference.

When is the application deadline?

Applications for funded places must be made by midnight on the 1st of December. If we receive more than 25 applications, funded places will be allocated on the basis of the strength of the personal statement. Should you be unsuccessful in gaining a funded place we may still offer you a place on the programme, should you wish to self fund your studies. 

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact admissions@qmu.ac.uk. If you have any questions about the course, please contact the Programme Leader, whose contact details are given further down this page. 

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11th November 2021

Online Postgraduate Open Day Considering postgraduate study, but not sure which course is right for you? We know it is a big decision. Join our virtual Postgraduate Open Day to explore the variety of courses we offer at QMU. You can chat with academic staff about the postgraduate courses that you're interested in, watch presentations and subject talks and chat to our Admissions team to find out about courses starting in January and in September. Info and registration