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.

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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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.

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 26 August 2022 3 Terms
View Term dates
£17,895

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Course Delivery Method Multi-Delivery
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.

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.

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

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Course Delivery Method Multi-Delivery
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.

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.

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
*

*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): 16
Course Delivery Method Multi-Delivery
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.

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.

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
*

*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): 16
Course Delivery Method Multi-Delivery
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.

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.

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 26 August 2022 3 Terms
View Term dates
£17,895

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Course Delivery Method Multi-Delivery
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.

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.

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

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Course Delivery Method Multi-Delivery
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.

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.

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
*

*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): 16
Course Delivery Method Multi-Delivery
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.

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.

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
*

*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): 16
Course Delivery Method Multi-Delivery
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.

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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