Graduate Diploma in Informatics

Prepare for direct entry to a postgraduate degree in a range of subject areas such as information science, software engineering, data science, human-computer interaction design, cyber security and library science.

Course features

  • Develop your knowledge and skills through active learning in your chosen subject area.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students.
  • Adapt to studying in the UK with a strong focus on study and research skills.
  • Improve your English level and develop the vocabulary for your chosen degree subject.
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A quality-assured university programme, validated by City, University of London.
Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Academic requirements:

Completion of a minimum of three years of higher education with good grades. Previous study in a relevant academic discipline or relevant industry experience may be required for admission to specialised postgraduate courses.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Are you top of your class? At INTO City, University of London, we are committed to awarding gifted international students with academic scholarships, helping them achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer for the highest-achieving students, you could be eligible to receive up to £4,000 towards your tuition fees.

If you can’t see a scholarship that applies to you, keep checking back – this page is regularly updated with the latest information.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
23 September 2019 19 June 2020 3 Terms
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£16,750
6 January 2020 4 September 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
£16,750

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week on average

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 18
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Average total per week: 20 hours

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
A group of three INTO International students are gathered around a desk-integrated computer

This degree will see you exploring the many aspects of business, what makes them successful, and how to improve them. Interested in a career as a business analyst? This course is perfect for you.

During the programme, specialist modules offer the opportunity to design a true-to-life business system, before working backwards through the infrastructure to analyse its efficiency, checking that all elements function correctly. You’ll examine system requirements, information flow and user hierarchies to reach an informed conclusion, before producing a full analytic report.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Specialist Modules:

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2019/20 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to all postgraduate degrees at City, University of London 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. Please see the progression requirements for your intended degree below.

Assessment is both formal and informal, designed to help students build on their successes and meet requirements for entry to postgraduate study. You will be assessed by a combination of:

  • an independent research project - a written version and a presentation
  • exams
  • coursework which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.
Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Academic requirements:

Completion of a minimum of three years of higher education with good grades. Previous study in a relevant academic discipline or relevant industry experience may be required for admission to specialised postgraduate courses.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Are you top of your class? At INTO City, University of London, we are committed to awarding gifted international students with academic scholarships, helping them achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer for the highest-achieving students, you could be eligible to receive up to £4,000 towards your tuition fees.

If you can’t see a scholarship that applies to you, keep checking back – this page is regularly updated with the latest information.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
21 September 2020 18 June 2021 3 Terms
View Term dates
*
4 January 2021 3 September 2021 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note the dates and prices for the academic year 2020-2021 are not yet confirmed.

We will confirm all dates and prices for the academic year 2020-2021 on or before 20 January 2020, with the prices being subject to a maximum increase of up to 5% on the prices for the current academic year.  If you submit an application prior to this date and are eligible to be issued with an offer of a place it will contain pricing for the current academic year. If you accept an offer and confirm your place before 20 January 2020 you will be charged the current price. If you accept an offer and confirm your place on or after 20 January 2020 the increased prices will apply and we will issue you with a new offer showing the new prices payable by you.


Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week on average

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 18
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Average total per week: 20 hours

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
A group of three INTO International students are gathered around a desk-integrated computer

This degree will see you exploring the many aspects of business, what makes them successful, and how to improve them. Interested in a career as a business analyst? This course is perfect for you.

During the programme, specialist modules offer the opportunity to design a true-to-life business system, before working backwards through the infrastructure to analyse its efficiency, checking that all elements function correctly. You’ll examine system requirements, information flow and user hierarchies to reach an informed conclusion, before producing a full analytic report.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Specialist Modules:

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2019/20 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to all postgraduate degrees at City, University of London 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. Please see the progression requirements for your intended degree below.

Assessment is both formal and informal, designed to help students build on their successes and meet requirements for entry to postgraduate study. You will be assessed by a combination of:

  • an independent research project - a written version and a presentation
  • exams
  • coursework which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Academic requirements:

Completion of a minimum of three years of higher education with good grades. Previous study in a relevant academic discipline or relevant industry experience may be required for admission to specialised postgraduate courses.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Are you top of your class? At INTO City, University of London, we are committed to awarding gifted international students with academic scholarships, helping them achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer for the highest-achieving students, you could be eligible to receive up to £4,000 towards your tuition fees.

If you can’t see a scholarship that applies to you, keep checking back – this page is regularly updated with the latest information.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
23 September 2019 19 June 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
£16,750
6 January 2020 4 September 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
£16,750

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week on average

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 18
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Average total per week: 20 hours

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
A group of three INTO International students are gathered around a desk-integrated computer

This degree will see you exploring the many aspects of business, what makes them successful, and how to improve them. Interested in a career as a business analyst? This course is perfect for you.

During the programme, specialist modules offer the opportunity to design a true-to-life business system, before working backwards through the infrastructure to analyse its efficiency, checking that all elements function correctly. You’ll examine system requirements, information flow and user hierarchies to reach an informed conclusion, before producing a full analytic report.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Specialist Modules:

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2019/20 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to all postgraduate degrees at City, University of London 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. Please see the progression requirements for your intended degree below.

Assessment is both formal and informal, designed to help students build on their successes and meet requirements for entry to postgraduate study. You will be assessed by a combination of:

  • an independent research project - a written version and a presentation
  • exams
  • coursework which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Academic requirements:

Completion of a minimum of three years of higher education with good grades. Previous study in a relevant academic discipline or relevant industry experience may be required for admission to specialised postgraduate courses.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Are you top of your class? At INTO City, University of London, we are committed to awarding gifted international students with academic scholarships, helping them achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer for the highest-achieving students, you could be eligible to receive up to £4,000 towards your tuition fees.

If you can’t see a scholarship that applies to you, keep checking back – this page is regularly updated with the latest information.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
21 September 2020 18 June 2021 3 Terms
View Term dates
*
4 January 2021 3 September 2021 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note the dates and prices for the academic year 2020-2021 are not yet confirmed.

We will confirm all dates and prices for the academic year 2020-2021 on or before 20 January 2020, with the prices being subject to a maximum increase of up to 5% on the prices for the current academic year.  If you submit an application prior to this date and are eligible to be issued with an offer of a place it will contain pricing for the current academic year. If you accept an offer and confirm your place before 20 January 2020 you will be charged the current price. If you accept an offer and confirm your place on or after 20 January 2020 the increased prices will apply and we will issue you with a new offer showing the new prices payable by you.

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week on average

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 18
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Average total per week: 20 hours

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
A group of three INTO International students are gathered around a desk-integrated computer

This degree will see you exploring the many aspects of business, what makes them successful, and how to improve them. Interested in a career as a business analyst? This course is perfect for you.

During the programme, specialist modules offer the opportunity to design a true-to-life business system, before working backwards through the infrastructure to analyse its efficiency, checking that all elements function correctly. You’ll examine system requirements, information flow and user hierarchies to reach an informed conclusion, before producing a full analytic report.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Specialist Modules:

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2019/20 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to all postgraduate degrees at City, University of London 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. Please see the progression requirements for your intended degree below.

Assessment is both formal and informal, designed to help students build on their successes and meet requirements for entry to postgraduate study. You will be assessed by a combination of:

  • an independent research project - a written version and a presentation
  • exams
  • coursework which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.
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