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Preparation for master's degrees in Information Sciences and Business Systems Analysis and Design
The Graduate Diploma in Informatics is your gatway to a master's degree in areas including Information Science, Business Systems Analysis and Design, and Technology and Library Science. You will study a range of academic courses, English language and varied study skills.
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.
All students complete a common core set of modules, plus specialist modules for your progression pathway.
*This module is part of the Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering - Infomatics pathway
The course is comprised of 120 credits and on average, there are 22 class hours per week. Credit details and full module descriptions are available to download in the course description PDF below.
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. Please see the progression requirements for your intended degree below.
Assessment is both formal and informal, designed to help students build on their successes and meet requirements for entry to postgraduate study. You will be assessed by a combination of:
The Graduate Diploma is quality assured and designed in partnership with City University London. Successful completion leads to the award of the City University London Graduate Diploma, at Level 6 on the National Qualification Framework (NQF).
Completion of a minimum of three years of higher education with good grades.
Many of the master's programmes at City University London are highly specialised and require previous study in a relevant academic subject or relevant industry experience.
For information about country-specific entry requirements please contact us
IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills)
The Centre accepts other Secure English Language Tests (SELT) including Pearson PTE. Please contact us for further details.
If you do not meet the minimum English language level you should apply for our English for University Study course.
Tuition fees do not include:
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.
Click here for the full progression grades.
This course leads to the following master's degrees at City University London:
MSc Business Systems Analysis and Design
MSc e-Business Systems
MSc Electronic Publishing
MSc Information Management in the Cultural Sector
MSc Information Systems and Technology
MSc Information Science
MSc Library Science
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:
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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 AdmissionsOne 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 the module descriptions 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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