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Business and Humanities Graduate Diploma with Pre-Sessional English

Business and Humanities Graduate Diploma with Pre-Sessional English

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Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


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

Our Business and Humanities Graduate Diploma with Pre-Sessional English 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
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:

social sciences


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

For this course (per year)


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

You need a: an undergraduate degree with suitable grades OR diploma (3-5 years) with good grades

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