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Business and Humanities - Graduate Diploma

Newcastle University    Newcastle University Business School

Full time September, January Other 9 months full time 31 January 2022

About the course

Our Business and Humanities Graduate Diploma will prepare you for a range of Master’s courses at Newcastle.

This course will focus on developing your academic abilities and postgraduate research skills. You will also improve your English language skills. On successful completion of the course you can progress onto a selected postgraduate course at Newcastle.

On this course you'll have the opportunity to learn about local businesses that have an international focus. The business and management module links with these businesses through lectures and site visits.

This course is suitable if you:
-Need to upgrade your undergraduate degree ready for postgraduate study in the UK
-Want to increase your subject knowledge
-Need to improve your English language study skills within the context of your chosen subject

If you pass this course you'll receive an International Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (FHEQ Level 6). You'll be able to progress to internationally-focused postgraduate degrees in business, finance, journalism and more.


This course is brought to you by INTO Newcastle University. We're in partnership with INTO to provide diverse study options for international students. For more information see our International Preparation Courses website.

Choosing this course means that you'll get:
-A quality-assured university course
-Full Newcastle University status
-A conditional offer on a designated postgraduate degree at Newcastle
-A campus-based course with access to university facilities
-Active learning in your subject areas with guidance on appropriate study methods
-A very supportive study environment

The teaching style on this course varies to encourage you to develop independent study skills. In semester one there are a variety of teaching methods including:

In semester two you'll be more independent with fewer formal classroom hours and more individual tutorials.

You will also research and write a 5,000 word extended essay. This will help prepare you for your dissertation on your chosen postgraduate course. Don't worry if you haven't written a dissertation before. One of your teachers will be your supervisor and support you throughout your project.

You'll be in class for an average of 21 hours a week. We have a maximum of 18 students per class for English language teaching.
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Entry Requirements

You need a: pass in an undergraduate degree OR diploma (3-5 years) with good grades.

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