Graduate Diploma in Finance

Prepare for direct entry to a range of postgraduate degrees such as Accounting and Finance, Economics or Risk and Investment Management at Queen's University Belfast.

On campus and online study options This program is available to study either on campus or online – giving you the flexibility to choose what’s best for you.

If you start online and are then able to travel to the UK, you’ll be able to transfer to an on-campus program in January or March/April 2022. You’ll need to meet any visa requirements and demonstrate good attendance and performance during your studies online.

If you’re applying for an Online Extended program, you’ll be offered an Online Academic English plus Online or on-campus academic pathway study plan.

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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: 18 years and above
Academic requirements:

Pass in an undergraduate degree in any subject from a recognised institution or Higher Education Diploma (3-5 years) with acceptable grades in any subject from a recognised institution. Applicants must have previously studied modules in either statistics, mathematics, finance, economics or calculus with good grades.

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

At INTO Queen's University Belfast, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.

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
13 September 2021 10 June 2022 3 Terms
View Term dates
£17,895
10 January 2022 26 August 2022 3 Terms
View Term dates
£17,895

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 12 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 8 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
Hands using pencil and paper, and a calculator

Learn to understand the context in which Accounting and Finance operates within a business environment. You’ll examine how financial decisions are made within business, as well as the repercussions these decisions have on the broader society.

The MSc Accounting and Finance degree opens up the world of business, helping you gain a thorough insight into the financial sector.

You’ll learn both practical skills and the theoretical frameworks behind them to prepare you for a career in finance. Learn from industry experts and guest speakers, and take the opportunity to join the student-run Trading and Investment Club to put your new skills into practice.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to all postgraduate degrees at Queen's University 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.

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
  • written examinations.

Assessment of academic modules will be based on:

  • written assignments
  • group project work
  • oral presentations
  • written examinations.
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: 18 years and above
Academic requirements:

Pass in an undergraduate degree in any subject from a recognised institution or Higher Education Diploma (3-5 years) with acceptable grades in any subject from a recognised institution. Applicants must have previously studied modules in either statistics, mathematics, finance, economics or calculus with good grades.

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

At INTO Queen's University Belfast, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.

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
13 September 2021 26 August 2022 4 Terms
View Term dates
£19,545
25 October 2021 26 August 2022 4 Terms
View Term dates
£19,145
20 June 2022 16 June 2023 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

*All students who confirm their offer on or before 31 January 2021 will pay the 2020/2021 price as per their existing offer letter. After 31 January 2021, where tuition fees have increased, all current offers will be reissued and students will receive a new offer with the new 2021/2022 pricing.


Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 12 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 8 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
Hands using pencil and paper, and a calculator

Learn to understand the context in which Accounting and Finance operates within a business environment. You’ll examine how financial decisions are made within business, as well as the repercussions these decisions have on the broader society.

The MSc Accounting and Finance degree opens up the world of business, helping you gain a thorough insight into the financial sector.

You’ll learn both practical skills and the theoretical frameworks behind them to prepare you for a career in finance. Learn from industry experts and guest speakers, and take the opportunity to join the student-run Trading and Investment Club to put your new skills into practice.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to all postgraduate degrees at Queen's University 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.

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
  • written examinations.

Assessment of academic modules will be based on:

  • written assignments
  • group project work
  • oral presentations
  • written examinations.
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
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: 18 years and above
Academic requirements:

Pass in an undergraduate degree in any subject from a recognised institution or Higher Education Diploma (3-5 years) with acceptable grades in any subject from a recognised institution. Applicants must have previously studied modules in either statistics, mathematics, finance, economics or calculus with good grades.

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

At INTO Queen's University Belfast, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.

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
19 September 2022 16 June 2023 3 Terms
View Term dates
*
9 January 2023 25 August 2023 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 12 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 8 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
Hands using pencil and paper, and a calculator

Learn to understand the context in which Accounting and Finance operates within a business environment. You’ll examine how financial decisions are made within business, as well as the repercussions these decisions have on the broader society.

The MSc Accounting and Finance degree opens up the world of business, helping you gain a thorough insight into the financial sector.

You’ll learn both practical skills and the theoretical frameworks behind them to prepare you for a career in finance. Learn from industry experts and guest speakers, and take the opportunity to join the student-run Trading and Investment Club to put your new skills into practice.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to all postgraduate degrees at Queen's University 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.

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
  • written examinations.

Assessment of academic modules will be based on:

  • written assignments
  • group project work
  • oral presentations
  • written examinations.
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: 18 years and above
Academic requirements:

Pass in an undergraduate degree in any subject from a recognised institution or Higher Education Diploma (3-5 years) with acceptable grades in any subject from a recognised institution. Applicants must have previously studied modules in either statistics, mathematics, finance, economics or calculus with good grades.

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

At INTO Queen's University Belfast, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.

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
19 September 2022 25 August 2023 4 Terms
View Term dates
*
19 June 2023 14 June 2024 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 12 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 8 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
Hands using pencil and paper, and a calculator

Learn to understand the context in which Accounting and Finance operates within a business environment. You’ll examine how financial decisions are made within business, as well as the repercussions these decisions have on the broader society.

The MSc Accounting and Finance degree opens up the world of business, helping you gain a thorough insight into the financial sector.

You’ll learn both practical skills and the theoretical frameworks behind them to prepare you for a career in finance. Learn from industry experts and guest speakers, and take the opportunity to join the student-run Trading and Investment Club to put your new skills into practice.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to all postgraduate degrees at Queen's University 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.

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
  • written examinations.

Assessment of academic modules will be based on:

  • written assignments
  • group project work
  • oral presentations
  • written examinations.
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

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

Age requirements: 18 years and above
Academic requirements:

Pass in an undergraduate degree in any subject from a recognised institution or Higher Education Diploma (3-5 years) with acceptable grades in any subject from a recognised institution. Applicants must have previously studied modules in either statistics, mathematics, finance, economics or calculus with good grades.

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

At INTO Queen's University Belfast, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.

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
13 September 2021 10 June 2022 3 Terms
View Term dates
£17,895
10 January 2022 26 August 2022 3 Terms
View Term dates
£17,895

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 12 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 8 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
Hands using pencil and paper, and a calculator

Learn to understand the context in which Accounting and Finance operates within a business environment. You’ll examine how financial decisions are made within business, as well as the repercussions these decisions have on the broader society.

The MSc Accounting and Finance degree opens up the world of business, helping you gain a thorough insight into the financial sector.

You’ll learn both practical skills and the theoretical frameworks behind them to prepare you for a career in finance. Learn from industry experts and guest speakers, and take the opportunity to join the student-run Trading and Investment Club to put your new skills into practice.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to all postgraduate degrees at Queen's University 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.

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
  • written examinations.

Assessment of academic modules will be based on:

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

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

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

Age requirements: 18 years and above
Academic requirements:

Pass in an undergraduate degree in any subject from a recognised institution or Higher Education Diploma (3-5 years) with acceptable grades in any subject from a recognised institution. Applicants must have previously studied modules in either statistics, mathematics, finance, economics or calculus with good grades.

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

At INTO Queen's University Belfast, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.

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
13 September 2021 26 August 2022 4 Terms
View Term dates
£19,545
25 October 2021 26 August 2022 4 Terms
View Term dates
£19,145
20 June 2022 16 June 2023 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

*All students who confirm their offer on or before 31 January 2021 will pay the 2020/2021 price as per their existing offer letter. After 31 January 2021, where tuition fees have increased, all current offers will be reissued and students will receive a new offer with the new 2021/2022 pricing.

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 12 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 8 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
Hands using pencil and paper, and a calculator

Learn to understand the context in which Accounting and Finance operates within a business environment. You’ll examine how financial decisions are made within business, as well as the repercussions these decisions have on the broader society.

The MSc Accounting and Finance degree opens up the world of business, helping you gain a thorough insight into the financial sector.

You’ll learn both practical skills and the theoretical frameworks behind them to prepare you for a career in finance. Learn from industry experts and guest speakers, and take the opportunity to join the student-run Trading and Investment Club to put your new skills into practice.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to all postgraduate degrees at Queen's University 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.

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
  • written examinations.

Assessment of academic modules will be based on:

  • written assignments
  • group project work
  • oral presentations
  • written examinations.
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

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

Age requirements: 18 years and above
Academic requirements:

Pass in an undergraduate degree in any subject from a recognised institution or Higher Education Diploma (3-5 years) with acceptable grades in any subject from a recognised institution. Applicants must have previously studied modules in either statistics, mathematics, finance, economics or calculus with good grades.

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

At INTO Queen's University Belfast, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.

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
19 September 2022 16 June 2023 3 Terms
View Term dates
*
9 January 2023 25 August 2023 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 12 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 8 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
Hands using pencil and paper, and a calculator

Learn to understand the context in which Accounting and Finance operates within a business environment. You’ll examine how financial decisions are made within business, as well as the repercussions these decisions have on the broader society.

The MSc Accounting and Finance degree opens up the world of business, helping you gain a thorough insight into the financial sector.

You’ll learn both practical skills and the theoretical frameworks behind them to prepare you for a career in finance. Learn from industry experts and guest speakers, and take the opportunity to join the student-run Trading and Investment Club to put your new skills into practice.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to all postgraduate degrees at Queen's University 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.

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
  • written examinations.

Assessment of academic modules will be based on:

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

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

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

Age requirements: 18 years and above
Academic requirements:

Pass in an undergraduate degree in any subject from a recognised institution or Higher Education Diploma (3-5 years) with acceptable grades in any subject from a recognised institution. Applicants must have previously studied modules in either statistics, mathematics, finance, economics or calculus with good grades.

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

At INTO Queen's University Belfast, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.

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
19 September 2022 25 August 2023 4 Terms
View Term dates
*
19 June 2023 14 June 2024 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 12 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 8 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
Hands using pencil and paper, and a calculator

Learn to understand the context in which Accounting and Finance operates within a business environment. You’ll examine how financial decisions are made within business, as well as the repercussions these decisions have on the broader society.

The MSc Accounting and Finance degree opens up the world of business, helping you gain a thorough insight into the financial sector.

You’ll learn both practical skills and the theoretical frameworks behind them to prepare you for a career in finance. Learn from industry experts and guest speakers, and take the opportunity to join the student-run Trading and Investment Club to put your new skills into practice.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to all postgraduate degrees at Queen's University 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.

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
  • written examinations.

Assessment of academic modules will be based on:

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