Extension courses

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Structure and objectives

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University extension courses are UB-specific programmes that aim to provide working professionals with specialized and advanced knowledge.

They offer quality training for people who wish to acquire a specialization in any field. Students may be motivated by professional needs or a desire to make personal progress.

Non-degree holders can access university extension courses. However, this does not mean that the courses are less academically rigorous than other UB studies. Instead, they are often aimed at qualified professional groups that do not require degrees to undertake their professional activity.

University extension courses lead to the award of either a university extension diploma, for those courses with a study load of 30 or more credits, or a university extension certificate, for the courses with a study load of fewer than 30 credits.

The UB’s faculties and its university school, the Institute for Lifelong Learning (IL3-UB) and UB-affiliated centres deliver some 50 extension courses every academic year. The wide-ranging, multidisciplinary offerings can be divided into 15 basic subject areas. Courses are taught in face-to-face, distance and blended learning formats.

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