International Graduate Diploma in Business and Humanities

Our Graduate Diploma is a specialist course leading to Postgraduate Degrees in Business & Humanities.

Designed to help prepare you for studying at UEL’s Royal Docks Business School, this one year (3-term) programme is the first step to gaining your Master’s at the University.

Throughout the programme you will better your English language skills by learning specialist academic language related to your programme and strengthen your skills in the following areas:

  • Business Language
  • Academic Writing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Academic Research
  • Presentation Skills
  • Poster Presentations

Our supportive teachers will work with you to help you to reach your full potential.  During your studies, you will learn by attending a range of dynamic lessons which are designed to build your confidence including discussions, presentations, lectures, small group tutorials and personal tutor sessions.

UEL knows that academic success is not enough in the changing world of business, and that to become a leader, you will also need good emotional intelligence, reasoning, stress management and adaptability. All these topics will be covered as part of the Mental Wealth module.

On this programme you will study a range of core modules which include:

Business Stream Module:

Humanities Stream Module:

Description of teaching and learning style for the courses

How you’ll learn

Our classes in the International Study Centre are delivered in small groups, via interactive seminars and workshop teaching.  Our subject-based modules and language and study skills classes are designed to prepare you for your intended degree programme.  You’ll work both individually and in teams in your modules and on assessments during the programme.

Around your classes, you will be expected to study independently, to build on knowledge learnt in class and to develop your critical thinking and study skills, and learning to use the library facilities and digital materials and resources available.

In addition to your taught classes, you will also have access to the University’s careers zone, and will receive group and individual advice related to your future careers, including talks by visiting speakers and members of the University’s Careers Zone team as well as having access to the Careers Zone platform during your course, which includes:

  • Access to a regularly updated jobs board to find internships, placements and flexible part time work
  • Mentoring programmes with industry experts and volunteering experiences
  • 1-2-1 career coaching sessions and advice for budding entrepreneurs
  • Careers workshops and employer events

How you’ll be assessed

100% coursework including presentations and timed tests.  You will receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and areas of improvement and we aim to provide feedback on assessments within 15 working days.

Following successful completion of this programme you will be able to progress to Postgraduate Programmes including:

  • MBA
  • International Relations
  • LLM Transitional Justice and Conflict
  • MA Refugee Studies

Key Facts for International Graduate Diploma in Business and Humanities

Start dates: September 2022, January 2023
Duration: 3-Terms
Visa type: Combined Visa (International Graduate Diploma + Master’s) (2 years total)
Cost: £14,760
Scholarships Available: Up to £1,000
Progression to the following degrees: Allows progression routes to all postgraduate Business & Humanities programmes.

  • MSc Finance and Risk
  • MSc Human Resource Management
  • MSc International Business Management
  •  MBA
  •  MBA -Digital Marketing
  • MBA -Fintech Management
  •  MBA -Project Management
  • MBA -Business Analytics
  • MBA -Supply Chain Management
  • MBA with Placement Year
  • MSc Oil and Gas Management
  • MSc Professional Accounting
  • LLM Business and Financial Law
  • LLM Energy and Natural Resources Law
  • LLM General
  • LLM Human Rights Advocacy
  • LLM International Law and Legal Practice
  • LLM Transitional Justice and Conflict
  • MSc Sports Management
  • MA Conflict, Displacement and Human Security
  • MSc International Relations
  • MSc NGO and Development Management
  • MA Refugee Studies

Minimum English Language Level:

Academic IELTS 5.5 overall (and no subtest below 5.5) or equivalent

Academic Entry Requirements:

A pass in an undergraduate degree or a Diploma (3 – 5 years) with suitable grades or equivalent.

Successful completion of higher/advanced diploma in a related subject area

All students must have studies in the relevant field to continue in those degrees

Each applicant will be considered individually and assessed on their ability to succeed at this level.

Qualification Level:

University Diploma (FHEQ Level 6).
Accredited by the University of East London

Minimum Age Requirement:

18 years of age.