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Diploma in Business and Management

Prepare for direct entry to Year 3 of an undergraduate degree in a range of business-related subjects at GCU.

Course features

  • A specialist programme helping you to develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree.
  • Our class sizes are smaller than you’ll typically experience at university – so you'll have more time with your teachers.
  • You will have university-style lessons for subject-based modules, to help you adapt to the studying in the UK.
  • Guidance with your university application, ensuring you choose the best degree for you.
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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 5.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake, students must be 16 years old before registering with the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year.

Academic requirements:

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

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 GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

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


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
17 September 2018 14 June 2019 3 Terms £12,995
7 January 2019 16 August 2019 3 Terms £12,995
1 October 2019 19 June 2020 3 Terms
-
13 January 2020 14 August 2020 3 Terms
-

Class information

Class hours:

22-25 hours per week

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 9 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 10-15 hours
  • Average total per week: 21-25 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.00pm, excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
International Students with a teacher and a Business PowerPoint in background.

GCU is one of just 77 institutions across 36 countries to achieve European Foundation for Management Development Programme Accreditation Scheme (EPAS) accreditation.

And a five-star award by QS Stars Business Schools means that your learning will be of practical relevance for today’s global environment.

You’re also free to choose an area of specialism, with human resource management, finance or marketing taken as a single option or providing a named joint degree award upon graduation.

Teaching will engage you with real world scenarios through live industry projects, and case studies and investigations, and guest speakers will give you up-to-date employer and industry perspectives.


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?

You will be assessed via a combination of:

  • written assignments
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • presentations
  • problem solving exercises
Study one (or more) term(s) of English before continuing on to your academic pathway programme. Perfect if you need to improve your English level by 0.5 IELTS point.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

4 Terms: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing) or equivalent.

5 Terms: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake, students must be 16 years old before registering with the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year.

Academic requirements:

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

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 GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

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


Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

22-25 hours per week

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 9 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 10-15 hours
  • Average total per week: 21-25 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.00pm, excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
International Students with a teacher and a Business PowerPoint in background.

GCU is one of just 77 institutions across 36 countries to achieve European Foundation for Management Development Programme Accreditation Scheme (EPAS) accreditation.

And a five-star award by QS Stars Business Schools means that your learning will be of practical relevance for today’s global environment.

You’re also free to choose an area of specialism, with human resource management, finance or marketing taken as a single option or providing a named joint degree award upon graduation.

Teaching will engage you with real world scenarios through live industry projects, and case studies and investigations, and guest speakers will give you up-to-date employer and industry perspectives.


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?

You will be assessed via a combination of:

  • written assignments
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • presentations
  • problem solving exercises
Combining your pathway with your chosen degree, you can apply for one visa for the full duration of your programme.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

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

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake, students must be 16 years old before registering with the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year.

Academic requirements:

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

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 GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

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


Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

22-25 hours per week

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 9 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 10-15 hours
  • Average total per week: 21-25 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.00pm, excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
International Students with a teacher and a Business PowerPoint in background.

GCU is one of just 77 institutions across 36 countries to achieve European Foundation for Management Development Programme Accreditation Scheme (EPAS) accreditation.

And a five-star award by QS Stars Business Schools means that your learning will be of practical relevance for today’s global environment.

You’re also free to choose an area of specialism, with human resource management, finance or marketing taken as a single option or providing a named joint degree award upon graduation.

Teaching will engage you with real world scenarios through live industry projects, and case studies and investigations, and guest speakers will give you up-to-date employer and industry perspectives.


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?

You will be assessed via a combination of:

  • written assignments
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • presentations
  • problem solving exercises

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake, students must be 16 years old before registering with the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year.

Academic requirements:

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

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 GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

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

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
17 September 2018 14 June 2019 3 Terms £12,995
7 January 2019 16 August 2019 3 Terms £12,995
1 October 2019 19 June 2020 3 Terms
-
13 January 2020 14 August 2020 3 Terms
-

Class information

Class hours:

22-25 hours per week

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 9 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 10-15 hours
  • Average total per week: 21-25 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.00pm, excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
International Students with a teacher and a Business PowerPoint in background.

GCU is one of just 77 institutions across 36 countries to achieve European Foundation for Management Development Programme Accreditation Scheme (EPAS) accreditation.

And a five-star award by QS Stars Business Schools means that your learning will be of practical relevance for today’s global environment.

You’re also free to choose an area of specialism, with human resource management, finance or marketing taken as a single option or providing a named joint degree award upon graduation.

Teaching will engage you with real world scenarios through live industry projects, and case studies and investigations, and guest speakers will give you up-to-date employer and industry perspectives.

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?

You will be assessed via a combination of:

  • written assignments
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • presentations
  • problem solving exercises

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

4 Terms: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing) or equivalent.

5 Terms: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake, students must be 16 years old before registering with the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year.

Academic requirements:

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

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 GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

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

Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

22-25 hours per week

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 9 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 10-15 hours
  • Average total per week: 21-25 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.00pm, excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
International Students with a teacher and a Business PowerPoint in background.

GCU is one of just 77 institutions across 36 countries to achieve European Foundation for Management Development Programme Accreditation Scheme (EPAS) accreditation.

And a five-star award by QS Stars Business Schools means that your learning will be of practical relevance for today’s global environment.

You’re also free to choose an area of specialism, with human resource management, finance or marketing taken as a single option or providing a named joint degree award upon graduation.

Teaching will engage you with real world scenarios through live industry projects, and case studies and investigations, and guest speakers will give you up-to-date employer and industry perspectives.

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?

You will be assessed via a combination of:

  • written assignments
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • presentations
  • problem solving exercises

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

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

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake, students must be 16 years old before registering with the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year.

Academic requirements:

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

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 GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

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

Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

22-25 hours per week

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 9 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 10-15 hours
  • Average total per week: 21-25 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.00pm, excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
International Students with a teacher and a Business PowerPoint in background.

GCU is one of just 77 institutions across 36 countries to achieve European Foundation for Management Development Programme Accreditation Scheme (EPAS) accreditation.

And a five-star award by QS Stars Business Schools means that your learning will be of practical relevance for today’s global environment.

You’re also free to choose an area of specialism, with human resource management, finance or marketing taken as a single option or providing a named joint degree award upon graduation.

Teaching will engage you with real world scenarios through live industry projects, and case studies and investigations, and guest speakers will give you up-to-date employer and industry perspectives.

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?

You will be assessed via a combination of:

  • written assignments
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • presentations
  • problem solving exercises
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