|Application deadline:||We're happy to accept students right up to when our courses begin, as long as there are places available|
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|Start date:||January 2015, September 2015|
|Duration full-time:||9 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|More information:||Go to university website|
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?
Course length: 3 terms (9 months)
Term 1: Mon 22 Sep 2014 to Fri 12 Dec 2014
Term 2: Mon 05 Jan 2015 to Fri 27 Mar 2015
Term 3: Mon 13 Apr 2015 to Fri 12 Jun 2015
Term 1: Mon 05 Jan 2015 to Fri 27 Mar 2015
Term 2: Mon 13 Apr 2015 to Fri 12 Jun 2015
Term 3: Mon 15 Jun 2015 to Fri 28 Aug 2015
English for Academic Purposes
Financial and Economic Strategy
Accounting for Financial Management
Financial Market Theory and Investment Analysis
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:
Assessment of academic modules will be based on:
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:
The Graduate Diploma is suitable for international students who need an introduction to the study of a subject in preparation to study it at postgraduate level, or to upgrade qualifications if you have studied a 3 year Diploma in a relevant subject. The Graduate Diploma is also suitable for those that want to increase or update their subject knowledge or those that need to improve their English language study skills within the context of their chosen subject.
Pass in an undergraduate degree in any subject from a recognised institution.
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.
Applicants wishing to progress to the MSc International Business must have an undergraduate degree in Business or Management which is acceptable to Queen’s University Management School.
For information about country-specific entry requirements please contact us
IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.
Please note: for visa purposes, students requiring a Tier 4 visa must have IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.
We can also accept Pearson (PTE). Please contact us for further details.
If you do not meet the minimum English language requirements you should apply for English for University Study.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.
High achievement is important to INTO and its students. We reward the academic success of the best students and in 2010 gave over £1m in scholarships that helped fund their studies.
If you have a strong academic record you will have the opportunity to apply for an INTO scholarship. These recognise those that have worked hard to join us and have the potential to go on to study at the highest levels. Every study centre offers scholarships and each application is considered with great care.