Master's Degree with International Graduate Diploma

This two-year programme combines preparation for postgraduate study with a specialist Master's degree at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Why apply for the Master's Degree with International Graduate Diploma programme at INTO Glasgow Caledonian University?

  • A single programme of study so you can apply for one visa for the duration of your studies.
  • High contact hours and small class sizes for the first year of study.
  • A university-validated programme.
  • Study on campus from day one, with full access to university facilities.

There are two course options available:

  • Master's Degree with International Graduate Diploma - this option is the Graduate Diploma programme and your chosen Master's degree, providing a seamless study plan that requires one CAS.
  • Master's Degree with International Graduate Diploma and Pre-sessional English - this option includes an additional term of English tuition. It will help you to improve your English language level by up to 0.5 of an IELTS band.
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What's special about this course?

This programme combines a Master's degree at Glasgow Caledonian University with a post-graduate preparation programme, designed exclusively for international students. As it is a single programme of study, you will be issued one CAS for the two year programme. This means you only need to apply for one visa to cover the duration of your studies.

Your first year of study will be the International Graduate Diploma. This ensures that you meet the English language and academic entry requirements for your Master's degree at Glasgow Caledonian University. When you have successfully completed the first year of study, you'll begin your chosen Master's degree at Glasgow Caledonian University.

As well as a guaranteed offer from Glasgow Caledonian University for successful students and full access to all the university facilities, you'll benefit from:

  • A quality-assured university programme.
  • A single programme of study, meaning you can apply for one visa to cover the duration of your course.
  • Full university status from your first day, with access to all the facilities on campus.
  • High contact hours and small class sizes throughout your first year.
  • The highest levels of pastoral care and support.

Who should apply for this programme?

This course is suitable for international students who do not meet the entry requirements to apply directly to Glasgow Caledonian University. The International Graduate Diploma will prepare you for your Master's degree by helping you to:

  • Improve your English language level.
  • Introduce you to your chosen subject in preparation for postgraduate-level study.
  • Upgrade your qualifications if you've studied a 3-year Diploma in a relevant subject.
  • Adjust to the UK education system, including referencing, academic writing and research.

What will I study?

All students study a set of core modules. The course is 120 credits in total and there is an average of 21 class hours per week.

To successfully complete the International Graduate Diploma and progress into your second year of study, you'll need to achieve 65% in the English for Academic Studies module.

Core modules:

English for Academic Studies (40 credits)

This module focuses on learning through carrying out communication and problem solving tasks. The focus shifts in the second part of the term to concentrate on developing your ability to use English in business contexts, using your own knowledge as a springboard for discussion, reading, listening and writing.

 

Please note: Some Master's degrees require a different English for Academic Purposes score for entry. Students wishing to continue to the MSc Human Resource Management or MSc International Human Resource Management must achieve a minimum of 65% in English.

Specialist modules:

The course is also made up of specialist modules. These are optional, so you can choose the ones you would like to study as part of your International Graduate Diploma programme. You can study any combination of modules to achieve 120 credits. Each module is worth 20 credits.

New Venture Creation

This module examines the entrepreneurial processes required to plan, launch and sustain a new venture. Applying theory to practice, you are required to identify your own business opportunity and then prepare a business plan. A range of aspects of business planning is studied allowing investigation into the various types of new venture. You are introduced to financing ventures and apply structured financing packages to your own idea within a project.

Strategic Management

This module aims to develop your ability to understand and analyse the inter-relationship between strategic analysis, strategic choice and business performance. You will develop the research and analytical skills to explore how external and internal factors influence strategic decisions and evaluate how strategic choices contribute to an organisation's performance in an increasingly dynamic and hypercompetitive environment. You will also further develop your employability skills by participation in the planning, delivery and evaluation of an in-depth company presentation.

Cultural Challenges in International Business

This module aims to equip students with an advanced understanding of the main cultural challenges that managers may encounter when implementing strategy in an international business context. The module examines the main cross-cultural management challenges that managers may encounter across three levels of the international business environment. Specifically: at the Macro (national) level; the meso (corporate) level and at the interpersonal level (intercultural and cross-cultural communication).

Talent Management

The module aims to develop your ability to understand and analyse the inter-relationship between strategic analysis, strategic choice and business performance. You will develop the research and analytical skills to explore how external and internal factors influence strategic decisions and evaluate how strategic choices contribute to an organisation’s performance in an increasingly dynamic and hypercompetitive environment. You will also further develop your employability skills by participation in the planning, delivery and evaluation of an in-depth company presentation.

How do I qualify?

 

Academic requirements:

Any one of the following: a recognised International Foundation, the first year of a relevant undergraduate degree programme or A-level equivalent in a suitable range of subjects.

English requirements:

2-year degree: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

2-year degree with Pre-sessional English: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

2-year degree with Intensive Pre-sessional English: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent. 

If you do not meet the minimum English language level you can apply for our Academic English course.

Please note that in addition to the UKVI IELTS, INTO is able to accept other English language qualifications for this course. Check which other qualifications we accept.

When can I start?

Master's with International Graduate Diploma

Start date Term dates Fees

September 2017 start (3 terms)

Term 1: Mon 18 Sep 2017 to Fri 08 Dec 2017

Term 2: Mon 08 Jan 2018 to Fri 23 Mar 2018

Term 3: Mon 26 Mar 2018 to Fri 15 Jun 2018

£12,495

January 2018 start (3 terms)

Term 1: Mon 08 Jan 2018 to Fri 23 Mar 2018

Term 2: Mon 26 Mar 2018 to Fri 15 Jun 2018

Term 3: Mon 18 Jun 2018 to Fri 17 Aug 2018

£12,495

 

Master's with Integrated Graduate Diploma and Pre-sessional English

Start date Term dates Fees

June 2017 start (4 terms)

Term 1: Mon 19 Jun 2017 to Fri 25 Aug 2017

Term 2: Mon 18 Sep 2017 to Fri 08 Dec 2017

Term 3: Mon 08 Jan 2018 to Fri 23 Mar 2018

Term 4: Mon 26 Mar 2018 to Fri 15 Jun 2018

£16,490 to £18,470

September 2017 start (4 terms)

Term 1: Tue 26 Sep 2017 to Fri 08 Dec 2017

Term 2: Mon 08 Jan 2018 to Fri 23 Mar 2018

Term 3: Mon 26 Mar 2018 to Fri 15 Jun 2018

Term 4: Mon 18 Jun 2018 to Fri 17 Aug 2018

£16,490 to £18,470

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Tuition fees do not include:

  • enrolment fee: an additional charge of £150 per academic programme (to be charged upon confirmation)
  • textbooks and other learning materials: an additional cost in the region of £210 (three term) or £290 (four term) per academic course

Fees for Integrated International Graduate Diploma

For Integrated programme fees, add the tuition fee for your chosen degree to the Graduate Diploma fees above.

Is accommodation included in the fees?

Accommodation is not included in the fees. View our accommodation options.

How do I pay?

You can pay by bank transfer or by credit card. Please contact us for bank transfer details.

How do I apply?

You can apply online or by post. Find out more about how to apply to INTO Glasgow Caledonian University.

Degree options available for this course include:

MA Multimedia Journalism

MA Television Fiction Writing

MSc Accounting and Finance

MSc Human Resource Management

MSc International Banking, Finance and Risk Management

MSc International Business Management

MSc International Economics and Finance

MSc International Events Management

MSc International Fashion Marketing

MSc International Human Resource Management

MSc International Marketing

MSc International Operations and Supply Chain Management

MSc International Tourism Management

MSc Risk Management

MSc Social Business and Microfinance

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