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Graduate Diploma in Business and Humanities

Prepare for direct entry to a range of postgraduate degrees in Business, Communication, Law, Media, Social Sciences and Transport at Newcastle University.

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.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

A pass in an undergraduate degree or a Diploma (3-5 years) with suitable grades. Previous study in a relevant academic discipline or relevant industry experience is required for some degrees.

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 Newcastle University 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
24 September 2018 14 June 2019 3 Terms £18,500
7 January 2019 6 September 2019 3 Terms £18,500
23 September 2019 12 June 2020 3 Terms
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6 January 2020 4 September 2020 3 Terms
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Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Students working on computer in Newcastle University Old Library Building

From corporate strategy to accounting and valuation, this degree will help you to develop your knowledge and skills by analysing individual companies.

There’s a strong practical component to the degree, and you’ll use industry sources such as DataStream to develop skills in the manipulation of financial and statistical software. Your dissertation will take the form of an analytical report and valuation of a company of your choice.

This degree is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and The Association of International Accountants (AIA), and will provide you with seven exemptions from ACCA and AIA professional examination papers.


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?

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 written assignments, oral presentations, interviews, and written examinations.

Assessment of academic modules will be based on:

  • written assignments
  • group project work
  • oral presentations
  • written examinations

Assessment of the research component will be based on the final written version of a research project.

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:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

A pass in an undergraduate degree or a Diploma (3-5 years) with suitable grades. Previous study in a relevant academic discipline or relevant industry experience is required for some degrees.

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 Newcastle University 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
24 September 2018 6 September 2019 4 Terms £23,400
27 June 2019 12 June 2020 4 Terms
-
23 September 2019 4 September 2020 4 Terms
-
25 June 2020 11 June 2021 4 Terms
-

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Students working on computer in Newcastle University Old Library Building

From corporate strategy to accounting and valuation, this degree will help you to develop your knowledge and skills by analysing individual companies.

There’s a strong practical component to the degree, and you’ll use industry sources such as DataStream to develop skills in the manipulation of financial and statistical software. Your dissertation will take the form of an analytical report and valuation of a company of your choice.

This degree is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and The Association of International Accountants (AIA), and will provide you with seven exemptions from ACCA and AIA professional examination papers.


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?

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 written assignments, oral presentations, interviews, and written examinations.

Assessment of academic modules will be based on:

  • written assignments
  • group project work
  • oral presentations
  • written examinations

Assessment of the research component will be based on the final written version of a research project.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

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

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

A pass in an undergraduate degree or a Diploma (3-5 years) with suitable grades. Previous study in a relevant academic discipline or relevant industry experience is required for some degrees.

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 Newcastle University 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
24 September 2018 14 June 2019 3 Terms £18,500
7 January 2019 6 September 2019 3 Terms £18,500
23 September 2019 12 June 2020 3 Terms
-
6 January 2020 4 September 2020 3 Terms
-

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Students working on computer in Newcastle University Old Library Building

From corporate strategy to accounting and valuation, this degree will help you to develop your knowledge and skills by analysing individual companies.

There’s a strong practical component to the degree, and you’ll use industry sources such as DataStream to develop skills in the manipulation of financial and statistical software. Your dissertation will take the form of an analytical report and valuation of a company of your choice.

This degree is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and The Association of International Accountants (AIA), and will provide you with seven exemptions from ACCA and AIA professional examination papers.

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?

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 written assignments, oral presentations, interviews, and written examinations.

Assessment of academic modules will be based on:

  • written assignments
  • group project work
  • oral presentations
  • written examinations

Assessment of the research component will be based on the final written version of a research project.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

A pass in an undergraduate degree or a Diploma (3-5 years) with suitable grades. Previous study in a relevant academic discipline or relevant industry experience is required for some degrees.

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 Newcastle University 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
24 September 2018 6 September 2019 4 Terms £23,400
27 June 2019 12 June 2020 4 Terms
-
23 September 2019 4 September 2020 4 Terms
-
25 June 2020 11 June 2021 4 Terms
-

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Students working on computer in Newcastle University Old Library Building

From corporate strategy to accounting and valuation, this degree will help you to develop your knowledge and skills by analysing individual companies.

There’s a strong practical component to the degree, and you’ll use industry sources such as DataStream to develop skills in the manipulation of financial and statistical software. Your dissertation will take the form of an analytical report and valuation of a company of your choice.

This degree is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and The Association of International Accountants (AIA), and will provide you with seven exemptions from ACCA and AIA professional examination papers.

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?

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 written assignments, oral presentations, interviews, and written examinations.

Assessment of academic modules will be based on:

  • written assignments
  • group project work
  • oral presentations
  • written examinations

Assessment of the research component will be based on the final written version of a research project.

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