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For entry into master's degrees in Business Economics, Accounting, Finance, and Risk Management and Financial Regulation
The Graduate Diploma combines academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into a university master's degree.
The Graduate Diploma in Finance is a full-time academic programme that prepares you for direct entry to selected Master’s courses at Queen’s University Belfast. This programme will give you the opportunity to improve your language skills in preparation for postgraduate study, increase your knowledge of academic theory and improve your understanding of key academic subjects. It will also allow you to develop the necessary research skills for postgraduate study and gain an understanding of the UK education system.
You will also benefit from:
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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 ideal for those that would benefit from a period of English language study to enhance their language skills required for academic study or those that need to improve their language study skills within the context of their chosen subject.
You will study the following modules:
Entry to all postgraduate degrees at Queen's University 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 based on:
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 Queen's University Management School.
This is dependant on:
You can download the requirements for the degrees below.
Pass in an undergraduate degree in any subject from a recognised institution.
Higher Education Diploma (3 - 5 years) with acceptable grades in any subject from a recognised institution.
You must have studied modules or courses in one of statistics, mathematics, finance, economics or calculus with good grades.
Applicants wishing to progress to the MSc International Business must have an undergraduate degree in Business or Management which is acceptable to Queen’s University Management School.
For information about country-specific entry requirements please contact us
IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.
Please note: for visa purposes, students requiring a Tier 4 visa must have IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.
From 6 April 2015, the Centre can only accept a UKVI approved IELTS test for this course. If you have taken another Secure English Language Test (SELT) you may be able to use this as a 'transitional SELT' for applications up to 5 November 2015. Read more about UKVI IELTS or contact us for more details.
If you do not meet the minimum English language requirements you should apply for English for University Study.
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.
POPULAR DEGREE CHOICE: International MBA
Queen's University has been providing high quality education in management for over forty years, and in the early 1970s introduced its first MBA programme. They continue with this tradition of offering high quality management programmes with the Queen’s International MBA programme.
The Queen’s International MBA programme will prepare you for leadership and transformational roles in business management, equipping you with the tools and strategies to understand, anticipate and adapt strategically to opportunities in global markets.
As part of this programme you'll have the opportunity to undertake a consultancy project for an export-led UK firm or multinational subsidiary. The programme also features a range of life-long learning skill enhancement activities.
This course leads to the following master's degrees at Queen's University Belfast:
MSc Accounting and Finance
MSc Risk Management and Financial Regulation
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