The Graduate Diploma is a programme for graduates looking for a standalone qualification or a foundation for postgraduate study in finance, management or international development. It is available as a three or four term programme, to prepare you with a thorough grounding in the principles of the subject and you will develop critical skills for a wide range of real world professional situations.
Who is this programme designed for?
This programme is for graduates of any discipline who want to secure a stand alone qualification to enter postgraduate studies in Finance, Management or International Development.
Choose this Diploma if you wish to:
- acquire and demonstrate vocational skills
- progress onto postgraduate study if your first degree is in an unrelated field
- gain a stronger basis for entry to postgraduate study at a university when your first degree may not be readily acceptable as equivalent to a good UK honour degree.
How long will I study for?
Each term is divided into seven to eight teaching weeks, one reading week and an assessment week. You will undertake up to 20 hours of classroom-based study per week.
What will I study?
This course consists of four modules, plus IELTS English.
- Corporate finance (core module)
- Financial reporting
- Auditing and Assurance
- Financial Management
- Business and Management in a Global Context (core module)
- Core Management Concepts (core module)
- Human Resource Management
- Introduction to International Development (core module)
- Global Environmental Problems and Politics
- International Political Economy
- Geographies of Development
English will be integrated into the teaching of academic subjects, as well as being taught separately if students need additional support to develop English language with view to completing a formal IELTS assessment at the end of the course.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed at regular intervals throughout the programme to make sure you are making the progress required to successfully complete the programme.
The final unseen written examinations are held once a year in May/June, with University of London being the examining body.
1 academic year
Nine months (3 terms)
Hours per week: up to 20
Dates and Fees:
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||Progressing to Master's degree starting in
|11 June 2018 - 09 June 2019
|17 September 2018 - 09 June 2019
|10 June 2019 - 07 June 2020
|16 September 2019 - 07 June 2020
All programmes are subject to a £300 registration fee and a £2,200 refundable deposit. This fee includes University of London fees.