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Academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into a master's degree in areas such as information science, e-business systems, and library science.
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The Graduate Diploma in Informatics - Business, Law and Social Sciences is a full-time academic programme that prepares you for postgraduate study in areas such as information science, e-business systems, and library science.
You will improve your language skills, increase your knowledge in academic subjects and develop the necessary study and research skills for postgraduate study. You will also gain an understanding of the UK education system before entering as a postgraduate.
As well as a guaranteed offer from City University London for successful students and full access to all the university facilities you'll benefit from:
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.
You can apply online or by post. Find out more about how to apply.
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
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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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