Upgrading Your Existing Postgraduate Qualification

Upgrade Your Existing Postgraduate Qualification From:

We would like to welcome you back for further study with us.

In recent years, we have been pleased to welcome back a number of past students seeking to enhance their existing postgraduate qualifications. Often this is due to the learning experience they have enjoyed at the University and/or additional funding made available to continue their study. Many have used their continued study to gain further qualifications to enhance their skills, academic knowledge and career prospects.

You can upgrade your existing postgraduate qualifications with us to study for either a Masters, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or one-off accredited modules in the following areas: 

Using your Higher Education Credits from an INLOGOV Executive Programme for a full postgraduate qualification

If you enjoyed participating in one of our Executive Programmes and successfully completed 20 credits of higher education, we would like to welcome you back to INLOGOV to complete a full postgraduate qualification at Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or MSc level.

ExampleCredits from your Executive ProgrammeRemaining Balance to be taken for full qualification
Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) 20 40
Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) 20 100
Masters (MSc) 20 160

Upgrading your existing PG level Qualification to a full Masters

If you have already completed a PG Cert or PG Dipl qualification with INLOGOV, you can upgrade by taking the remaining taught modules and dissertation to achieve the MSc.

Previous QualificationCreditsRemaining balance for a
Masters level qualification
Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) 60 120
Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) 120 60 (Dissertation)

Importing Accredited Prior Learning

If you decide to import credits from either one of our HE accredited courses or from another institution, this may be undertaken within five years of the award. If you have prior accredited learning from another institution then please  contact Sarah Smith, Tel: +44 (0) 121 414 8390 , Email: s.e.smith.2@bham.ac.uk to discuss whether you are eligible to study on an INLOGOV programme.

Further Information: Postgraduate taught entry requirements.

Pay-as-you-go to complete a qualification

Modules from our taught programmes are now available on a pay-as-you go basis. This route allows you to choose standalone modules or consider incorporating an individual module into a fuller postgraduate programme (which you could develop into a Certificate, Diploma or Masters degree).


You wont be expected to pay the full programme fee as we can give a discount depending upon the number of credits that you are importing. Please contact us using the details below for further information.


Sarah Smith
E: s.e.smith.2@bham.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)121 414 8390