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Business and Humanities Graduate Diploma with Pre-Sessional English

Business and Humanities Graduate Diploma with Pre-Sessional English

Key information

Qualification type

Graduate Diploma

Subject areas

Business Studies Humanities / General Studies / Combined Studies English For Speakers Of Other Languages (Esol)

Course type


Course Summary

This course enables you to study one term of English language followed by academic study in business and humanities. This course will focus on improving your language and academic skills for direct entry into a Master’s degree at Newcastle University. This course includes a Pre-Sessional English language module to help prepare you for studying in the UK. On this course you will have the opportunity to learn about local businesses that have an international focus. The Business and Management module links with these businesses through lectures and site visits.

This course is suitable if you: need to upgrade your undergraduate degree ready for postgraduate study in the UK; want to increase or update your subject knowledge and need intensive language preparation to equip you with the English language skills required for international study. If you pass this course you'll receive an International Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (FHEQ Level 6). You'll be able to progress to our internationally-focused postgraduate degrees in: Agriculture; business; communication; heritage; law; media; social sciences and transport.

This course has both formal and informal assessments. They'll help you build on your successes and meet the entry requirements needed for postgraduate study at Newcastle. Academic module assessments include: written assignments; group project work; oral presentations and written examinations. The research component assesses your final written research project. You will develop your academic English skills, including academic writing and critical reading. We will make sure you are ready for postgraduate study. The skills assessments include: written assignments; oral presentations; listening tests; reading exams and written examinations.

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Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



In this module you will develop your English language skills so that you are ready for postgraduate study. The ability to write essays at this level is the most important focus. You will receive guidance in all aspects of academic writing including: critical reading, synthesis of sources, text-level organisation and academic written style. Learner independence is a priority, and focussed support helps to develop this. You'll study this module through: pair and group work and problem-solving enquiry tasks.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

£23,890 for June 2019 and September 2019

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need a: an undergraduate degree with suitable grades or diploma (3-5 years) with good grades. They need to be 17 years old, or older.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global...more