Graduate Certificate


The Graduate Certificate is designed to develop your academic study skills and subject knowledge before studying a postgraduate degree.

Throughout the course, you will study with students with different academic and professional backgrounds to support and enhance your learning and prepare you for the transition into postgraduate study.

The course runs for 1 term from September through to January to enable you to join the January start on a postgraduate programme of your choice. Successful completion of this course, with a pass mark of 50% or over, guarantees you consideration for entry on to one of our postgraduate degree programmes, subject to specific entry criteria.

This course is validated by the University of Roehampton and taught by QA Higher Education, who work in partnership with the University.

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  • Key Facts

    • Start date: September 2018
    • Duration: 1 term
    • Tuition fees: £5,500
    • Guaranteed consideration for entry on to University of Roehampton postgraduate degrees on successful completion
  • Key Dates

    • Application deadline: August 2018
    • September 2018

The table below shows the modules that you will study on the Graduate Certificate.

You will have 18 hours of teaching a week with a further 10 to 15 hours expected to be used for private study, homework and assessments.

Module Credits
UK Academic Culture and Study Skills 20
Management and Organisations 20
Quantitative Methods 20

The course runs for 12 weeks, with 11 weeks of teaching and assessments in week 12.

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Entry requirements

Academic requirements

  • Successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university
  • For students from China, Da Zhuan Diploma is accepted

English language requirements

  • IELTS 6.0 with no single element below 5.5

If you do not meet these entry requirements, you may still be eligible to join our Graduate Diploma which has a lower entry point and has start dates in January and September.

If you have IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in all elements), the University may be able to offer a combined CAS to cover both your Graduate Certificate and postgraduate degree at the University of Roehampton. This option will only be available to a limited number of students and therefore, will be awarded on a first come basis.

If you have any questions regarding our entry requirements or your existing qualifications, you can register your interest and one of our team will contact you, or call +44 (0) 20 7656 8425.

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£Tuition fees

The tuition fee for the Graduate Certificate is £5,500.

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Progression options
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Upon successful completion of the programme with a 50% pass mark and subject to specific entry requirements, you will be guaranteed consideration for entry on to one of the University of Roehampton’s postgraduate degrees.

You will finish your course ready to start your postgraduate degree in January or if you would prefer to have a gap between courses, you can choose one of our September start postgraduate degrees.

Postgraduate degree Start date/s
Anthropology of Health September
Applied Linguistics and TESOL September
Art Psychotherapy September
Attachment Studies September
Audiovisual Translation September
Biomechanics September
Children’s Literature September
Choreography September
Choreography and Performance: Masters by Research September
Christian Ministry September
Classical Research September
Clinical Neuroscience September
Clinical Nutrition September
Counselling Psychology September
Creative Writing September
Dance Anthropology September
Dance Movement Psychotherapy September
Dramatherapy September
Early Childhood Studies September
Education Leadership and Management September
Education Policy September
Educational Practice September
Film and Screen Cultures September
Health Sciences September
Historical Research September
Human Rights September
Human Rights and International Relations September
Integrative Counselling and Psychology September
International Management January and September
International Management with Finance January and September
International Management with HRM January and September
International Management with Marketing January and September
MBA January and September
Media Communication and Culture September
Music Therapy September
Play Therapy September
Primate Biology, Behaviour and Conservation September
Psychology of Sport and Exercise September
Special Educational Needs September
Specialised Translation September
Sport and Exercise Physiology September
Sport and Exercise Science September
Stress and Health September
Theology and Religious Studies September
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