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What will I learn?

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.

Delivery

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:

lectures
seminars
tutorials

As the course progresses, 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.

Which department am I in?

Newcastle University

Study options

Full Time (9 months)

Tuition fees
To be confirmed

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Newcastle University

King’s Gate,

Newcastle upon Tyne,

Northumberland,

NE1 7RU, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have a four-year bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA ranging from 2.8 to 3.2 out of 4.0 (admissions criteria will vary depending on which course they are applying to).

For international students

You need a: an undergraduate degree with suitable grades OR diploma (3-5 years) with good grades. English requirements - A minimum of IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or an equivalent score. The INTO Newcastle Centre also accepts other Secure English Language Tests (SELTS).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
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About Newcastle University

Newcastle University offers an internationally respected qualification and a graduate employment rate of 94 per cent.

  • Historic campus with modern facilities
  • Nine National Teaching Fellowships awarded among staff
  • Scholarships and bursaries available
  • Highest offer rate of Russell Group universities

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