Graduate Diploma in Social Sciences

Prepare for direct entry to a range of postgraduate degrees such as History, Law, Politics and Translation at Queen's University Belfast.

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.

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.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
16 September 2019 5 June 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
£16,750
6 January 2020 21 August 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
£16,750

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week on average

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
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
INTO International students learning as a group from textbooks

Building on the skills and knowledge gained from your Social Sciences pathway, this postgraduate degree provides you with an in-depth knowledge of Translation practise.

You’ll develop the key skills that demonstrate professional translator competence, as well as practising speaking, writing and listening in your principal non-native language.

There are many opportunities for further language training and industry-based practice to take advantage of, allowing you to enhance your skills and build your knowledge before beginning a career in Translation.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2019/20 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be through examinations and coursework including: written assignments, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

Assessment of academic modules will be based on:

  • written and oral examinations
  • essays
  • portfolio work
  • research assessment

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: 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.

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.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
16 September 2019 21 August 2020 4 Terms
View Term dates
£21,335
22 June 2020 4 June 2021 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note the dates and prices for this programme option are not yet confirmed.

We will confirm all dates and prices for the academic year 2020-2021 on or before 20 January 2020, with the prices being subject to a maximum increase of up to 5% on the prices for the current academic year.  If you submit an application prior to this date and are eligible to be issued with an offer of a place it will contain pricing for the current academic year. If you accept an offer and confirm your place before 20 January 2020 you will be charged the current price. If you accept an offer and confirm your place on or after 20 January 2020 the increased prices will apply and we will issue you with a new offer showing the new prices payable by you.


Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week on average

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
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
INTO International students learning as a group from textbooks

Building on the skills and knowledge gained from your Social Sciences pathway, this postgraduate degree provides you with an in-depth knowledge of Translation practise.

You’ll develop the key skills that demonstrate professional translator competence, as well as practising speaking, writing and listening in your principal non-native language.

There are many opportunities for further language training and industry-based practice to take advantage of, allowing you to enhance your skills and build your knowledge before beginning a career in Translation.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2019/20 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be through examinations and coursework including: written assignments, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

Assessment of academic modules will be based on:

  • written and oral examinations
  • essays
  • portfolio work
  • research assessment

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

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.

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.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
14 September 2020 4 June 2021 3 Terms
View Term dates
*
11 January 2021 13 August 2021 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note the dates and prices for the academic year 2020-2021 are not yet confirmed.

We will confirm all dates and prices for the academic year 2020-2021 on or before 20 January 2020, with the prices being subject to a maximum increase of up to 5% on the prices for the current academic year.  If you submit an application prior to this date and are eligible to be issued with an offer of a place it will contain pricing for the current academic year. If you accept an offer and confirm your place before 20 January 2020 you will be charged the current price. If you accept an offer and confirm your place on or after 20 January 2020 the increased prices will apply and we will issue you with a new offer showing the new prices payable by you.


Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week on average

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
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
INTO International students learning as a group from textbooks

Building on the skills and knowledge gained from your Social Sciences pathway, this postgraduate degree provides you with an in-depth knowledge of Translation practise.

You’ll develop the key skills that demonstrate professional translator competence, as well as practising speaking, writing and listening in your principal non-native language.

There are many opportunities for further language training and industry-based practice to take advantage of, allowing you to enhance your skills and build your knowledge before beginning a career in Translation.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2019/20 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be through examinations and coursework including: written assignments, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

Assessment of academic modules will be based on:

  • written and oral examinations
  • essays
  • portfolio work
  • research assessment

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: 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.

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.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
14 September 2020 13 August 2021 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note the dates and prices for the academic year 2020-2021 are not yet confirmed.

We will confirm all dates and prices for the academic year 2020-2021 on or before 20 January 2020, with the prices being subject to a maximum increase of up to 5% on the prices for the current academic year.  If you submit an application prior to this date and are eligible to be issued with an offer of a place it will contain pricing for the current academic year. If you accept an offer and confirm your place before 20 January 2020 you will be charged the current price. If you accept an offer and confirm your place on or after 20 January 2020 the increased prices will apply and we will issue you with a new offer showing the new prices payable by you.


Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week on average

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
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
INTO International students learning as a group from textbooks

Building on the skills and knowledge gained from your Social Sciences pathway, this postgraduate degree provides you with an in-depth knowledge of Translation practise.

You’ll develop the key skills that demonstrate professional translator competence, as well as practising speaking, writing and listening in your principal non-native language.

There are many opportunities for further language training and industry-based practice to take advantage of, allowing you to enhance your skills and build your knowledge before beginning a career in Translation.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2019/20 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be through examinations and coursework including: written assignments, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

Assessment of academic modules will be based on:

  • written and oral examinations
  • essays
  • portfolio work
  • research assessment

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

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.

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.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
16 September 2019 5 June 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
£16,750
6 January 2020 21 August 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
£16,750

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week on average

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
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
INTO International students learning as a group from textbooks

Building on the skills and knowledge gained from your Social Sciences pathway, this postgraduate degree provides you with an in-depth knowledge of Translation practise.

You’ll develop the key skills that demonstrate professional translator competence, as well as practising speaking, writing and listening in your principal non-native language.

There are many opportunities for further language training and industry-based practice to take advantage of, allowing you to enhance your skills and build your knowledge before beginning a career in Translation.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2019/20 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be through examinations and coursework including: written assignments, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

Assessment of academic modules will be based on:

  • written and oral examinations
  • essays
  • portfolio work
  • research assessment

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: 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.

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.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
16 September 2019 21 August 2020 4 Terms
View Term dates
£21,335
22 June 2020 4 June 2021 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note the dates and prices for this programme option are not yet confirmed.

We will confirm all dates and prices for the academic year 2020-2021 on or before 20 January 2020, with the prices being subject to a maximum increase of up to 5% on the prices for the current academic year.  If you submit an application prior to this date and are eligible to be issued with an offer of a place it will contain pricing for the current academic year. If you accept an offer and confirm your place before 20 January 2020 you will be charged the current price. If you accept an offer and confirm your place on or after 20 January 2020 the increased prices will apply and we will issue you with a new offer showing the new prices payable by you.

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week on average

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
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
INTO International students learning as a group from textbooks

Building on the skills and knowledge gained from your Social Sciences pathway, this postgraduate degree provides you with an in-depth knowledge of Translation practise.

You’ll develop the key skills that demonstrate professional translator competence, as well as practising speaking, writing and listening in your principal non-native language.

There are many opportunities for further language training and industry-based practice to take advantage of, allowing you to enhance your skills and build your knowledge before beginning a career in Translation.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2019/20 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be through examinations and coursework including: written assignments, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

Assessment of academic modules will be based on:

  • written and oral examinations
  • essays
  • portfolio work
  • research assessment

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

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.

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.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
14 September 2020 4 June 2021 3 Terms
View Term dates
*
11 January 2021 13 August 2021 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note the dates and prices for the academic year 2020-2021 are not yet confirmed.

We will confirm all dates and prices for the academic year 2020-2021 on or before 20 January 2020, with the prices being subject to a maximum increase of up to 5% on the prices for the current academic year.  If you submit an application prior to this date and are eligible to be issued with an offer of a place it will contain pricing for the current academic year. If you accept an offer and confirm your place before 20 January 2020 you will be charged the current price. If you accept an offer and confirm your place on or after 20 January 2020 the increased prices will apply and we will issue you with a new offer showing the new prices payable by you.

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week on average

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
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
INTO International students learning as a group from textbooks

Building on the skills and knowledge gained from your Social Sciences pathway, this postgraduate degree provides you with an in-depth knowledge of Translation practise.

You’ll develop the key skills that demonstrate professional translator competence, as well as practising speaking, writing and listening in your principal non-native language.

There are many opportunities for further language training and industry-based practice to take advantage of, allowing you to enhance your skills and build your knowledge before beginning a career in Translation.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2019/20 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be through examinations and coursework including: written assignments, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

Assessment of academic modules will be based on:

  • written and oral examinations
  • essays
  • portfolio work
  • research assessment

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: 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.

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.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
14 September 2020 13 August 2021 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note the dates and prices for the academic year 2020-2021 are not yet confirmed.

We will confirm all dates and prices for the academic year 2020-2021 on or before 20 January 2020, with the prices being subject to a maximum increase of up to 5% on the prices for the current academic year.  If you submit an application prior to this date and are eligible to be issued with an offer of a place it will contain pricing for the current academic year. If you accept an offer and confirm your place before 20 January 2020 you will be charged the current price. If you accept an offer and confirm your place on or after 20 January 2020 the increased prices will apply and we will issue you with a new offer showing the new prices payable by you.

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week on average

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
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
INTO International students learning as a group from textbooks

Building on the skills and knowledge gained from your Social Sciences pathway, this postgraduate degree provides you with an in-depth knowledge of Translation practise.

You’ll develop the key skills that demonstrate professional translator competence, as well as practising speaking, writing and listening in your principal non-native language.

There are many opportunities for further language training and industry-based practice to take advantage of, allowing you to enhance your skills and build your knowledge before beginning a career in Translation.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2019/20 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be through examinations and coursework including: written assignments, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

Assessment of academic modules will be based on:

  • written and oral examinations
  • essays
  • portfolio work
  • research assessment

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

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