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:
This module will build upon your existing knowledge of academic English to prepare you to your university journey. You will work on extending your academic English language skills and broaden your understanding of grammar and vocabulary. This will prepare you to be successful during your studies and feel confident in understanding and using English to communicate effectively.
This module is designed to help you to develop a global perspective in order to be successful in business. For that this module focusses on globalisation and its impact to businesses. Furthermore, it will also help you start to develop consultancy skills through a live project that will help you to develop your employability skills.
The module will allow you to develop an ability in critically analysing a range of international relations contemporary challenges and issues in a world of extensively globalised politics, trade, religion, ethnics and social values. In particular we will examine a wide range of important political, economic and social theories.
This module will extend and consolidate your existing knowledge of academic English and help prepare you for a variety of postgraduate-level academic work. During the module you will work on extending your academic English language skills as well as broadening your knowledge of grammatical structures and vocabulary appropriate for final year degree study. In addition, you will begin to analyse in more detail the range of texts and assessment tasks you are likely to meet during the final year of your undergraduate degree.
This module will prepare you to conduct meaningful, evidence based, research. It will also further assist in improving your critical academic writing capability. The module will prepare you to develop a rigorous research project proposal.
Business Stream Module:
This module explores critical issues in business and management. It provides an opportunity for you to critically evaluate key, often topical, issues facing business and managers. You will be given freedom to identify the issues which concern or interest you and examine, in detail, using evidence-based arguments, the key implications for business.
Humanities Stream Module:
The module’s aim is for you to develop an ability and enthusiasm in analysing a range of cultural, political and economic phenomena in contemporary societies. In particular you will be assisted by becoming aware/ knowledgeable of a wide range of important social, cultural, economic and political theories, and learn how to apply them in interpreting and discovering the key contributing factors, cross-linkages and impact of phenomena under scrutiny.
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:
- 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|
|Visa type:||Combined Visa (International Graduate Diploma + Master’s) (2 years total)|
|Scholarships Available:||Up to £1,000|
|Progression to the following degrees:||Allows progression routes to all postgraduate Business & Humanities programmes.
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.
University Diploma (FHEQ Level 6).
Accredited by the University of East London
Minimum Age Requirement:
18 years of age.