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Tuition fee:
  • € 15,765 / Year (EEA)
  • € 15,765 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014, January  2015
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Description

For entry into masters degrees in Business Economics, Accounting, Finance, and Risk Management and Financial Regulation.

The Graduate Diploma combines academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into a university masters degree.

Why apply for the graduate diploma programme?

  • full university status
  • a quality-assured university programme
  • a campus based programme with access to world-class university facilities
  • a conditional offer of a place on a designated postgraduate course
  • intensive English tuition
  • the highest levels of personal care and support

You will study the following modules:

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Financial and Economic Strategy
  • Accounting for Financial Management
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Financial Market Theory and Investment Analysis

Contents

What will I study?

You will study the following modules:

English for Academic Purposes

You will develop the four key areas of competence in English: reading, writing, listening and speaking, with a particular emphasis on high-level academic writing skills.

Financial and Economic Strategy

This module introduces the financial and economic environment in which organisations must operate and provides a knowledge and understanding of the basic conceptual underpinnings and fundamental principles of microeconomics.

Accounting for Financial Management

In this module you will be introduced to management and cost accounting and the role of management accounting in the provision of information for organisational planning, control and decision-making.

Financial Econometrics

This module provides a grounding in the statistical concepts and methods of data analysis commonly applied in business and finance.

Financial Market Theory and Investment Analysis

This module gives students an overview of markets and financial institutions and introduces concepts and techniques in market analysis and behaviours.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to all postgraduate degrees at Queen's University is highly competitive and students hoping to study at postgraduate level must maintain high standards throughout their Graduate Diploma programme. Whilst grades in the Graduate Diploma programme do not count towards your postgraduate degree, your performance will be used to determine whether you meet the criteria for entry to your chosen postgraduate degree programme at the University.

Assessment is both formal and informal, designed to help students build on their successes and meet requirements for entry to postgraduate study.

Assessment of English language and communication skills will be based on:

  • written assignments
  • oral presentations
  • interviews
  • written examinations.

Assessment of academic modules will be based on:

  • written assignments
  • group project work
  • oral presentations
  • written examinations.

Assured progression

When you complete the Graduate Diploma you will be guaranteed entry to at least one of the masters courses at Queen's University Management School.

This is dependant on:

  • Achieving the required grades in subject modules for your intended degree
  • Achieving the required grades in English for Academic Purposes for your intended degree.

Requirements

Academic requirements:

Pass in an undergraduate degree in any subject from a recognised institution.

OR

Higher Education Diploma (3 - 5 years) with acceptable grades in any subject from a recognised institution.

You must have studied modules or courses in one of statistics, mathematics, finance, economics or calculus with good grades.

If you wish to progress to the MSc Risk Management and Financial Regulation, you should have studied a quantitative discipline at undergraduate level or equivalent (e.g. finance, economics, mathematics, engineering, etc).

English requirements:

Three term: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each component) or equivalent.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 5.5

Funding

International student scholarships

Scholarships are available for the Graduate Diploma programmes, valued at £12,450 each.

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