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Preparation for Masters degrees in Law, Social Sciences and the Arts
The Graduate Diploma in law, business and social science combines academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into a university Masters degree.
Why apply for the graduate diploma programme?
Who should apply for the Graduate Diploma programme?
The Graduate Diploma is suitable for international students who need an introduction to the study of a subject in preparation to study it at postgraduate level, or to upgrade qualifications if you have studied a 3 year Diploma in a relevant subject. The Graduate Diploma is also suitable for those that want to increase or update their subject knowledge or those that need to improve their English language study skills within the context of their chosen subject.
You will study the following modules:
Entry to all postgraduate degrees at City University London is
highly competitive and students hoping to study at postgraduate
level must maintain high standards throughout their Graduate
Diploma programme. Whilst grades in the Graduate Diploma programme
do not count towards your postgraduate degree, your performance
will be used to determine whether you meet the criteria for entry
to your chosen postgraduate degree programme at the University.
Assessment is both formal and informal, designed to help
students build on their successes and meet requirements for entry
to postgraduate study.
Assessment of English language and communication skills will be
Assessment of academic modules will be based on:
When you complete the Graduate Diploma you will be guaranteed
entry to at least one of the master's courses at City University
This is dependant on:
You can download the requirements for the degrees below.
Completion of a minimum of three years of higher education with good grades.
Many of the Masters programmes at City University London are highly specialised and require previous study in a relevant academic subject or relevant industry experience. Please see the progression PDF below.
For information about country-specific entry requirements please contact us
IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills)
We can also accept TOEFL IBT and Pearson (PTE). Please contact us for further details.
Students must take all terms of their course.
Accommodation is not included in the fees. View our accommodation options.
You can pay by bank transfer or by credit card. Please contact us for bank transfer details.
POPULAR DEGREE CHOICE: LLM International Commercial Law
This unique Master’s degree provides a real opportunity for you to launch your career with major national and international commercial law firms. Taught at City University’s Gray's Inn Campus, the school has fantastic new facilities. The extensive Law online resources programme Lawbore was developed at City University and has a dedicated portal for City students – allowing students access a rage of useful materials for their studies.
The City University Postgraduate Law School has the largest number of students of any law school in the UK, welcoming over 50% of its students from overseas. Students who choose the LLM International Commercial Law also have the possibility to specialise in a specific area of law during their Master’s. Options include LLMs in EU Commercial Law; International Banking Law; International Competition Law; International Energy Litigation; and Maritime Law.
Click here for the full progression grades.
This course leads to the following Masters degrees at City University London:
MSc Business Economics
MSc International Business Economics
LLM Criminal Litigation
LLM International Commercial Law*
LLM Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution
LLM Public International Law
* Please note: LLM in Maritime Law, LLM in International Dispute Resolution and LLM in Competition Law degrees are also available. If you would like to study one of these programmes, you should apply for International Commerical Law.
This course leads to the following masters degrees at City University London:
MA Global Migration
MA Human Rights
MSc Information Management in the Cultural Sector
MSc Information Science
MA International Communications and Development
MA International Politics
MA International Politics and Human Rights
MSc Library Science
MA Media and Communications
MA Political Communication
MSc Social Research Methods and Sociology
MSc Social Research Methods and Statistics
MSc Social Research Methods
MA Culture, Policy and Management
MA International Journalism
MA Music (Ethnomusicology)
MSc Business Systems Analysis and Design
MSc e-Business Systems
MSc Electronic Publishing
MSc Information Management
MSc Information Systems and Technology
MSc Library Science
This course leads to the following Masters degree at City University London:
MA Financial Journalism
What is the deadline for applications?
We're happy to accept students right up to when our courses begin, as long as there are places available. We recommend you apply as early as possible as courses fill up quickly. Enquire now to check availability.
Step 1: Complete the Application form
You can complete an online application form or download and print the PDF application form at the bottom of this page. You must include the following information:
Need help with the application form? Watch a video help guide - available in English, Chinese and Arabic:
Step 2: Submit the Application
The INTO Admissions office will only process complete applications so please ensure you provide all of the following documents with your application:
If you are applying by post please send your completed application package, including copies of your supporting documents listed above directly to us at:
INTO City University London Admissionss 1 Gloucester Place Brighton BN1 4AA United Kingdom
The INTO Admissions team will assess your complete application and will contact you within two working days with either an answer or an offer.
Step 3: Confirm your place
If you receive a Conditional or Unconditional offer from us, the offer will contain all the details needed for you to confirm your place on the course.
The most common way to confirm your place, will be to:
Once the payment has cleared, you will be sent a confirmation pack from us, including; The relevant course information to help you with your visa application, course and accommodation confirmation, your updated statement and an invoice which will show any remaining fees still to pay before the start date of your course.
Step 4: Apply for your visa
If you are unsure of which visa type you need you can have a look at our Useful Information page or visit the UK Border Agency website.
Please keep us updated on your visa application process. If for any reason your visa application is delayed or rejected, please contact us as soon as possible.
Please note that INTO employees cannot give you advice on your visa, you will need to†speak to your local embassy or the British Council.
Step 5: After you've received your visa
Once you've received your visa and arranged your flight to the UK, please contact us to make sure you have paid the full outstanding balance of your course, at least 4 weeks before you arrive.
You will then receive your final statement along with your pre-departure guide, listing all information you need about your chosen INTO Centre, the partner University and what to do when you arrive in the UK.
Visit our before you arrive page for more information.
If at any time you get stuck or have any problems that will delay your arrival, please contact us.
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Download more information about the modules for this course.
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Find out more about the degrees you can progress to from this course and the grades you will need.
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Use this form to submit an application by post, fax or email. Alternatively use the apply now button above to apply online.
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