Graduate Diploma


The Graduate Diploma is specifically for students who need to further develop their English language in addition to academic skills and subject knowledge before studying a postgraduate degree.

Following successful completion of your programme, you will progress on to the degree programme you applied for.

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

    • Duration: 2 terms (6 months)
    • 2018/19 Tuition fees: £8,000
    • Full-time classroom based programme
    • Assessment via a mix of coursework, presentations and exams
  • Key Dates

    • To be confirmed

You will be taught by experienced lecturers and academics who use their experience to develop your English and academic skills in preparation for progression on to your chosen postgraduate course.

You will have 18 hours of contact time with your tutor per week including seminars, lectures and tutorials. Further to this you will be required to spend 10 to 15 hours per week on coursework, assignments and independent study.

To prepare for your lectures, seminars and tutorials, you will have access to our online learning portal, Moodle, where you can access course information, content and your weekly reading lists.

You will be assessed via a mix of coursework, presentations and exams.


You will receive feedback on all assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback on examination performance is available upon request from the Pathway Campus Manager and is intended to help you learn. You are encouraged to discuss assessment with your module tutor. We aim to provide you with feedback within 20 working days of handing in your assessed work.

Academic support

The Pathway Campus aims to provide you with a wide range of academic support services during your studies. You will have access to a personal tutor during your course and will have regular meetings with the Pathway Campus team. You are welcome to drop in to the Pathway Campus office during the hours shown in your programme and module handbooks, and by appointment outside of these hours.

Our Disability Services team can help with additional needs resulting from disabilities, such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.


The table below shows the modules that you will study on the Graduate Diploma, all of which are core.

Module Credits
English for Academic Purposes 40
UK Academic Culture and Study Skills 20
Grammar and Vocabulary for University Study 20
Management and Organisations 20
Quantitative Methods 20

All modules are taught across both terms, with assessments divided across the 24 weeks of the course.

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Entry requirements

Academic requirements

  • Successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university

English language requirements

  • IELTS 5.5 with no single element below 5.5

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) 207 656 8425.

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£Tuition fees

The tuition fee for the Graduate Diploma is £8,000.

It is important to note that your tuition fees do not cover the cost of the following: subject books, stationery, printing and photocopying costs, accommodation, living expenses, travel, hobbies, sports or any other extracurricular activities. other extracurricular activities.

You should be prepared to buy some of the course texts, we recommend you allow an additional £75 for the duration of your studies.

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Progression options

Following successful completion of your programme, you will progress on to the degree programme you applied for.

These may include:

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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