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.

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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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Your course options

View detailed course content by selecting one of the options below:

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
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
21 June 2021 10 June 2022 4 Terms
View Term dates
£19,545

Class information

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.

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

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
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
13 September 2021 26 August 2022 4 Terms
View Term dates
£19,545
20 June 2022 16 June 2023 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

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


Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
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 5.0 (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
21 June 2021 10 June 2022 4 Terms
View Term dates
£19,545

Class information

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.

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

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
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
13 September 2021 26 August 2022 4 Terms
View Term dates
£19,545
20 June 2022 16 June 2023 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

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

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
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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