Prepare for your Master's degree by developing your study methods and academic English
The Graduate Diploma combines the essential skills you will need to ensure seamless progression on to postgraduate degrees at NCUK universities, including Manchester Metropolitan University.
The programme is classified as a Pre-sessional course by the UK Border Agency.
MMU has more professional accreditations and associations than any other university in the UK
Course length: 2 - 3 terms (6 - 9 months)
Term 1: Mon 06 Jan 2014 to Fri 11 Apr 2014
Term 2: Mon 28 Apr 2014 to Fri 23 May 2014
Term 3: Tue 27 May 2014 to Fri 27 Jun 2014
Term 1: Mon 22 Sep 2014 to Fri 05 Dec 2014
Term 2: Mon 05 Jan 2015 to Fri 20 Mar 2015
Term 3: Mon 13 Apr 2015 to Fri 26 Jun 2015
Term 1: Mon 05 Jan 2015 to Fri 20 Mar 2015
Term 2: Mon 13 Apr 2015 to Fri 26 Jun 2015
There are two options when choosing your pathway on the Graduate Diploma programme, depending on your qualifications, English language level and work experience.
Route A (3 terms):
Route B (2 terms):
Assessment is both formal and informal, designed to help you build on your successes and meet requirements for entry to postgraduate study. Marks do not count towards the Masters qualification, but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study. Assessment of English language will be based on written assignments, presentations, interview and written examinations. Assessment of postgraduate research skills will be based on an individual project and written report.
Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and class tests. The final grade is based on a mixture of coursework and examinations. Successful students will achieve a pass, credit or distinction for their research proposal and dissertation.
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 that 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.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
High achievement is important to INTO and its students. We reward the academic success of the best students and in 2010 gave over £1m in scholarships that helped fund their studies.
If you have a strong academic record you will have the opportunity to apply for an INTO scholarship. These recognise those that have worked hard to join us and have the potential to go on to study at the highest levels. Every study centre offers scholarships and each application is considered with great care.