Graduate Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences



Course introduction

Are you changing disciplines? Need to improve your level of English? Don't otherwise meet the academic entry requirements for direct entry to a master's degree? Our Graduate Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences offers non-UK students a one-year pathway to postgraduate study at Queen Mary and other UK institutions.

Running from either September to June or January to July, this highly intensive diploma is primarily aimed at those wanting to study business and management, politics and international relations, linguistics or film.

You'll take two compulsory modules along with two other modules of your choice, which will be determined by the subjects you want to study at Masters Level after completing your diploma. You'll develop solid knowledge in your chosen academic field, and improve your ability to use academic English effectively at postgraduate level.



Careers

Students who achieve the required grades in the diploma are guaranteed a place on a relevant postgraduate degree at Queen Mary. The diploma will also help you to access postgraduate study at other leading UK institutions.

Recent students have gone on to earn postgraduate degrees in:



Business and management

* MSc Accounting & Finance (joint programme with School of Finance & Economics)

* MSc International Business & Politics (joint programme with School of Business Management)

* MSc Accounting & Management

* MSc Business Analytics

* MA Heritage Management

* MSc International Business

* MSc International Financial Management

* MSc International Human Resources Management

* MSc Management

* Msc Entrepreneurship and Innovation

* MSc Marketing

* MA Creative Industries and Arts Organisation



Tuitions and fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 Years - full-time Postgraduate Diploma £16950 Home Fees
1 Years - full-time Postgraduate Diploma £16950 Overseas Fees
1 Years - full-time Postgraduate Diploma £16950 European Fees


Qualifications required

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have at least a pass in a full first degree that is equivalent to a UK undergraduate degree; We will consider most degree subjects; We expect applicants to have passed all final year modules. Awards with failed modules in the final year of academic study will be considered on a case by case basis at the discretion of the academic department. A UK Diploma of Higher Education (Level 5) with at least 55% overall, or the overseas equivalent; We will consider most subjects areas; We expect applicants to have passed all final year modules. Awards with failed modules in the final year of academic study will be considered on a case by case basis at the discretion of the academic department
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have at least a pass in a full first degree that is equivalent to a UK undergraduate degree; We will consider most degree subjects; We expect applicants to have passed all final year modules. Awards with failed modules in the final year of academic study will be considered on a case by case basis at the discretion of the academic department. A UK Diploma of Higher Education (Level 5) with at least 55% overall, or the overseas equivalent; We will consider most subjects areas; We expect applicants to have passed all final year modules. Awards with failed modules in the final year of academic study will be considered on a case by case basis at the discretion of the academic department. Students need to have an IELTS 5.5 overall including 5.5 in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.