Graduate Diploma in Economics and Social Sciences

Prepare for direct entry to a postgraduate degree in a range of Economics and Social Sciences subjects, from Journalism to International Politics, at City, University of London.

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 in January 2022, you’ll have the opportunity to transfer to an on-campus program in March/April. 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.

Ready to get your future on track? We offer university-validated programs, exceptional support and flexible study options to help you choose what’s right for you.

As an INTO student, you’ll get to travel, experience new cultures and make friends from all over the world – all while developing the knowledge you need for a successful career when you graduate.

Start one of our on-campus or online programs this January, and you’ll progress to your degree as early as September 2022 – saving you both time and money.

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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Your course options

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Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in this accelerated progamme delivered over a shorter timeframe than our standard programme.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

You must obtain UKVI IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent. Please note that you will need to have taken a UKVI SELT for a Student visa if you meet that requirement, but INTO are also able to accept other English language qualifications equivalent to UKVI IELTS B2 (6.0 overall AND 5.5 in all subskills) or above. For more information on accepted qualifications please see: www.intostudy.com/ielts-ukvi

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

At INTO City, University of London, we are committed to awarding talented international students with academic scholarships, helping you achieve your goal of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

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
10 January 2022 17 June 2022 2 Terms
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£11,250
4 April 2022 2 September 2022 2 Terms
View Term dates
£11,250
9 January 2023 23 June 2023 2 Terms
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*
3 April 2023 1 September 2023 2 Terms
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 18
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
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
Looking through the glass into a Bloomberg classroom, a group of students are using computers

Whether it’s with a multinational company or a small start-up, MSc International Business Economics is about getting you a job as an economist in the real world.

If you want an in-depth look at complex issues like international financial markets and the European Union then this course is ideal for you, placed as it is in one of the world’s biggest financial centres – London.

The course will develop your knowledge of statistics and quantitative methods as well as of wider economic and business theory. With access to resources from the famous Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) and data from the likes of Bloomberg and Orbis, you'll be perfectly placed to stay on top of emerging economic events.


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 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:

You must obtain UKVI IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent. Please note that you will need to have taken a UKVI SELT for a Student visa if you meet that requirement, but INTO are also able to accept other English language qualifications equivalent to UKVI IELTS B2 (5.5 overall AND 5.5 in all subskills) or above. For more information on accepted qualifications please see: www.intostudy.com/ielts-ukvi

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

At INTO City, University of London, we are committed to awarding talented international students with academic scholarships, helping you achieve your goal of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

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
10 January 2022 2 September 2022 3 Terms
View Term dates
£16,750
19 September 2022 23 June 2023 3 Terms
View Term dates
*
9 January 2023 1 September 2023 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 18
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
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
Looking through the glass into a Bloomberg classroom, a group of students are using computers

Whether it’s with a multinational company or a small start-up, MSc International Business Economics is about getting you a job as an economist in the real world.

If you want an in-depth look at complex issues like international financial markets and the European Union then this course is ideal for you, placed as it is in one of the world’s biggest financial centres – London.

The course will develop your knowledge of statistics and quantitative methods as well as of wider economic and business theory. With access to resources from the famous Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) and data from the likes of Bloomberg and Orbis, you'll be perfectly placed to stay on top of emerging economic events.


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 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.
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in this accelerated progamme delivered over a shorter timeframe than our standard programme.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

You must obtain UKVI IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent. Please note that you will need to have taken a UKVI SELT for a Student visa if you meet that requirement, but INTO are also able to accept other English language qualifications equivalent to UKVI IELTS B2 (6.0 overall AND 5.5 in all subskills) or above. For more information on accepted qualifications please see: www.intostudy.com/ielts-ukvi

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

At INTO City, University of London, we are committed to awarding talented international students with academic scholarships, helping you achieve your goal of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

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
10 January 2022 17 June 2022 2 Terms
View Term dates
£11,250
4 April 2022 2 September 2022 2 Terms
View Term dates
£11,250
9 January 2023 23 June 2023 2 Terms
View Term dates
*
3 April 2023 1 September 2023 2 Terms
View Term dates
*

*All students who confirm their offer on or before 31 January 2022 will pay the 2021/2022 price as per their existing offer letter. After 31 January 2022, where tuition fees have increased, all current offers will be reissued and students will receive a new offer with the new 2022/2023 pricing.


Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 18
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
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
Looking through the glass into a Bloomberg classroom, a group of students are using computers

Whether it’s with a multinational company or a small start-up, MSc International Business Economics is about getting you a job as an economist in the real world.

If you want an in-depth look at complex issues like international financial markets and the European Union then this course is ideal for you, placed as it is in one of the world’s biggest financial centres – London.

The course will develop your knowledge of statistics and quantitative methods as well as of wider economic and business theory. With access to resources from the famous Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) and data from the likes of Bloomberg and Orbis, you'll be perfectly placed to stay on top of emerging economic events.


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 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:

You must obtain UKVI IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent. Please note that you will need to have taken a UKVI SELT for a Student visa if you meet that requirement, but INTO are also able to accept other English language qualifications equivalent to UKVI IELTS B2 (5.5 overall AND 5.5 in all subskills) or above. For more information on accepted qualifications please see: www.intostudy.com/ielts-ukvi

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

At INTO City, University of London, we are committed to awarding talented international students with academic scholarships, helping you achieve your goal of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

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
10 January 2022 2 September 2022 3 Terms
View Term dates
£16,750
19 September 2022 23 June 2023 3 Terms
View Term dates
*
9 January 2023 1 September 2023 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

*All students who confirm their offer on or before 31 January 2022 will pay the 2021/2022 price as per their existing offer letter. After 31 January 2022, where tuition fees have increased, all current offers will be reissued and students will receive a new offer with the new 2022/2023 pricing.


Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 18
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
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
Looking through the glass into a Bloomberg classroom, a group of students are using computers

Whether it’s with a multinational company or a small start-up, MSc International Business Economics is about getting you a job as an economist in the real world.

If you want an in-depth look at complex issues like international financial markets and the European Union then this course is ideal for you, placed as it is in one of the world’s biggest financial centres – London.

The course will develop your knowledge of statistics and quantitative methods as well as of wider economic and business theory. With access to resources from the famous Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) and data from the likes of Bloomberg and Orbis, you'll be perfectly placed to stay on top of emerging economic events.


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 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.
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

You must obtain UKVI IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent. Please note that you will need to have taken a UKVI SELT for a Student visa if you meet that requirement, but INTO are also able to accept other English language qualifications equivalent to UKVI IELTS B2 (5.5 overall AND 5.5 in all subskills) or above. For more information on accepted qualifications please see: www.intostudy.com/ielts-ukvi

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

At INTO City, University of London, we are committed to awarding talented international students with academic scholarships, helping you achieve your goal of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

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
10 January 2022 2 September 2022 3 Terms
View Term dates
£16,750

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 18
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
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
Looking through the glass into a Bloomberg classroom, a group of students are using computers

Whether it’s with a multinational company or a small start-up, MSc International Business Economics is about getting you a job as an economist in the real world.

If you want an in-depth look at complex issues like international financial markets and the European Union then this course is ideal for you, placed as it is in one of the world’s biggest financial centres – London.

The course will develop your knowledge of statistics and quantitative methods as well as of wider economic and business theory. With access to resources from the famous Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) and data from the likes of Bloomberg and Orbis, you'll be perfectly placed to stay on top of emerging economic events.

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 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:

You must obtain UKVI IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent. Please note that you will need to have taken a UKVI SELT for a Student visa if you meet that requirement, but INTO are also able to accept other English language qualifications equivalent to UKVI IELTS B2 (5.5 overall AND 5.5 in all subskills) or above. For more information on accepted qualifications please see: www.intostudy.com/ielts-ukvi

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

At INTO City, University of London, we are committed to awarding talented international students with academic scholarships, helping you achieve your goal of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

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
10 January 2022 2 September 2022 3 Terms
View Term dates
£16,750

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 18
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
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
Looking through the glass into a Bloomberg classroom, a group of students are using computers

Whether it’s with a multinational company or a small start-up, MSc International Business Economics is about getting you a job as an economist in the real world.

If you want an in-depth look at complex issues like international financial markets and the European Union then this course is ideal for you, placed as it is in one of the world’s biggest financial centres – London.

The course will develop your knowledge of statistics and quantitative methods as well as of wider economic and business theory. With access to resources from the famous Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) and data from the likes of Bloomberg and Orbis, you'll be perfectly placed to stay on top of emerging economic events.

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 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.
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

You must obtain UKVI IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent. Please note that you will need to have taken a UKVI SELT for a Student visa if you meet that requirement, but INTO are also able to accept other English language qualifications equivalent to UKVI IELTS B2 (5.5 overall AND 5.5 in all subskills) or above. For more information on accepted qualifications please see: www.intostudy.com/ielts-ukvi

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

At INTO City, University of London, we are committed to awarding talented international students with academic scholarships, helping you achieve your goal of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

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 23 June 2023 3 Terms
View Term dates
*
9 January 2023 1 September 2023 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

*All students who confirm their offer on or before 31 January 2022 will pay the 2021/2022 price as per their existing offer letter. After 31 January 2022, where tuition fees have increased, all current offers will be reissued and students will receive a new offer with the new 2022/2023 pricing.

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 18
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
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
Looking through the glass into a Bloomberg classroom, a group of students are using computers

Whether it’s with a multinational company or a small start-up, MSc International Business Economics is about getting you a job as an economist in the real world.

If you want an in-depth look at complex issues like international financial markets and the European Union then this course is ideal for you, placed as it is in one of the world’s biggest financial centres – London.

The course will develop your knowledge of statistics and quantitative methods as well as of wider economic and business theory. With access to resources from the famous Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) and data from the likes of Bloomberg and Orbis, you'll be perfectly placed to stay on top of emerging economic events.

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 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:

You must obtain UKVI IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent. Please note that you will need to have taken a UKVI SELT for a Student visa if you meet that requirement, but INTO are also able to accept other English language qualifications equivalent to UKVI IELTS B2 (5.5 overall AND 5.5 in all subskills) or above. For more information on accepted qualifications please see: www.intostudy.com/ielts-ukvi

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

At INTO City, University of London, we are committed to awarding talented international students with academic scholarships, helping you achieve your goal of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

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 23 June 2023 3 Terms
View Term dates
*
9 January 2023 1 September 2023 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

*All students who confirm their offer on or before 31 January 2022 will pay the 2021/2022 price as per their existing offer letter. After 31 January 2022, where tuition fees have increased, all current offers will be reissued and students will receive a new offer with the new 2022/2023 pricing.

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 18
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
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
Looking through the glass into a Bloomberg classroom, a group of students are using computers

Whether it’s with a multinational company or a small start-up, MSc International Business Economics is about getting you a job as an economist in the real world.

If you want an in-depth look at complex issues like international financial markets and the European Union then this course is ideal for you, placed as it is in one of the world’s biggest financial centres – London.

The course will develop your knowledge of statistics and quantitative methods as well as of wider economic and business theory. With access to resources from the famous Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) and data from the likes of Bloomberg and Orbis, you'll be perfectly placed to stay on top of emerging economic events.

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 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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