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Graduate Diploma in Social Sciences and the Arts

Prepare for direct entry to a postgraduate degree in areas such as such as criminology, social sciences, politics, international publishing, the arts, media and communication at City, University of London.

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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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. Students intending to progress to MA Audiovisual Translation and Popular Culture: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other subskills) or equivalent. Students intending to progress to a degree in Law, Publishing, Culture, Policy and Management or Health: IELTS 6.0 (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

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at City, University of London you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth £3,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
7 January 2019 6 September 2019 3 Terms £16,115

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week on average

Class size: 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 - 20.00 excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
An INTO Student concentrates in a MA Media and Communications class

Are you interested in the role of media and communications on a global scale? This postgraduate degree explores current developments and issues in media, and their effect on the wider society.

During this course, you will cover a wide range of sociological issues in the context of media and communications including economics, politics and policy. You can later specialise in an area of choice such as globalisation or social media.

You’ll be taught through a combination of traditional lectures, interactive sessions, practical workshops and group work, making this an excellent option if you prefer a more dynamic learning environment.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 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

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at City, University of London you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth £3,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
23 September 2019 19 June 2020 3 Terms *
6 January 2020 4 September 2020 3 Terms *

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.


Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week on average

Class size: 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 - 20.00 excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
An INTO Student concentrates in a MA Media and Communications class

Are you interested in the role of media and communications on a global scale? This postgraduate degree explores current developments and issues in media, and their effect on the wider society.

During this course, you will cover a wide range of sociological issues in the context of media and communications including economics, politics and policy. You can later specialise in an area of choice such as globalisation or social media.

You’ll be taught through a combination of traditional lectures, interactive sessions, practical workshops and group work, making this an excellent option if you prefer a more dynamic learning environment.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 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. Students intending to progress to MA Audiovisual Translation and Popular Culture: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other subskills) or equivalent. Students intending to progress to a degree in Law, Publishing, Culture, Policy and Management or Health: IELTS 6.0 (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

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at City, University of London you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth £3,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
7 January 2019 6 September 2019 3 Terms £16,115

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week on average

Class size: 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 - 20.00 excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
An INTO Student concentrates in a MA Media and Communications class

Are you interested in the role of media and communications on a global scale? This postgraduate degree explores current developments and issues in media, and their effect on the wider society.

During this course, you will cover a wide range of sociological issues in the context of media and communications including economics, politics and policy. You can later specialise in an area of choice such as globalisation or social media.

You’ll be taught through a combination of traditional lectures, interactive sessions, practical workshops and group work, making this an excellent option if you prefer a more dynamic learning environment.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 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

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at City, University of London you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth £3,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
23 September 2019 19 June 2020 3 Terms *
6 January 2020 4 September 2020 3 Terms *

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week on average

Class size: 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 - 20.00 excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
An INTO Student concentrates in a MA Media and Communications class

Are you interested in the role of media and communications on a global scale? This postgraduate degree explores current developments and issues in media, and their effect on the wider society.

During this course, you will cover a wide range of sociological issues in the context of media and communications including economics, politics and policy. You can later specialise in an area of choice such as globalisation or social media.

You’ll be taught through a combination of traditional lectures, interactive sessions, practical workshops and group work, making this an excellent option if you prefer a more dynamic learning environment.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 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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