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.

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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 5.0 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

Are you top of your class? At INTO City, University of London, we are committed to awarding gifted international students with academic scholarships, helping them achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer for the highest-achieving students, you could be eligible to receive up to £4,000 towards your tuition fees.

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
11 January 2021 3 September 2021 3 Terms
View Term dates
£16,750

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 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
Student concentrating 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.

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.
Photo of international student Daria at INTO City, University of London
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:

IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub skills) 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

Are you top of your class? At INTO City, University of London, we are committed to awarding gifted international students with academic scholarships, helping them achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer for the highest-achieving students, you could be eligible to receive up to £4,000 towards your tuition fees.

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
11 January 2021 18 June 2021 2 Terms
View Term dates
£11,250
6 April 2021 3 September 2021 2 Terms
View Term dates
£11,250

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 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
Student concentrating 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.

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.
Photo of international student Daria at INTO City, University of London
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 5.0 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

Are you top of your class? At INTO City, University of London, we are committed to awarding gifted international students with academic scholarships, helping them achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer for the highest-achieving students, you could be eligible to receive up to £4,000 towards your tuition fees.

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
20 September 2021 17 June 2022 3 Terms
View Term dates
*
10 January 2022 2 September 2022 3 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): 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
Student concentrating 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.

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.
Photo of international student Daria at INTO City, University of London
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:

IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub skills) 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

Are you top of your class? At INTO City, University of London, we are committed to awarding gifted international students with academic scholarships, helping them achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer for the highest-achieving students, you could be eligible to receive up to £4,000 towards your tuition fees.

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 2 Terms
View Term dates
*
4 April 2022 2 September 2022 2 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): 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
Student concentrating 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.

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.
Photo of international student Daria at INTO City, University of London
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 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

Are you top of your class? At INTO City, University of London, we are committed to awarding gifted international students with academic scholarships, helping them achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer for the highest-achieving students, you could be eligible to receive up to £4,000 towards your tuition fees.

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
11 January 2021 3 September 2021 3 Terms
View Term dates
£16,750

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 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
Student concentrating 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.

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.
Photo of international student Daria at INTO City, University of London

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub skills) 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

Are you top of your class? At INTO City, University of London, we are committed to awarding gifted international students with academic scholarships, helping them achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer for the highest-achieving students, you could be eligible to receive up to £4,000 towards your tuition fees.

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
11 January 2021 18 June 2021 2 Terms
View Term dates
£11,250
6 April 2021 3 September 2021 2 Terms
View Term dates
£11,250

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 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
Student concentrating 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.

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.
Photo of international student Daria at INTO City, University of London
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 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

Are you top of your class? At INTO City, University of London, we are committed to awarding gifted international students with academic scholarships, helping them achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer for the highest-achieving students, you could be eligible to receive up to £4,000 towards your tuition fees.

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
20 September 2021 17 June 2022 3 Terms
View Term dates
*
10 January 2022 2 September 2022 3 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): 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
Student concentrating 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.

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.
Photo of international student Daria at INTO City, University of London

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub skills) 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

Are you top of your class? At INTO City, University of London, we are committed to awarding gifted international students with academic scholarships, helping them achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer for the highest-achieving students, you could be eligible to receive up to £4,000 towards your tuition fees.

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 2 Terms
View Term dates
*
4 April 2022 2 September 2022 2 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): 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
Student concentrating 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.

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.
Photo of international student Daria at INTO City, University of London
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