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Northumbria University · Faculty of Business and Law
Graduate Diploma

Entry requirements

Minimum of a third class pass or ordinary degree from a UK university or equivalent.

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

The Graduate Diploma in Business will support you in managing the transition into one of our postgraduate degrees. The programme offers both integrated English language development for business as well as subject specific modules, designed to give you a detailed understanding and knowledge of how business works.

The first 3 language based modules for the Graduate Diploma focus on key skills and language development to provide you with a strong foundation of English for academic purposes. As you progress to Semester 2, our business modules will provide you with a detailed understanding and knowledge of how business works and will teach you the skills and confidence required to study successfully on our Masters programmes.

Key facts

  • Part of a select group of business schools worldwide, following accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting – the first in Europe to gain the double accreditation
  • Build your English language and academic skills to gain entry onto a Masters programme
  • Choose whether to progress onto a postgraduate programmes at our London Campus, or if you wish to experience another vibrant student city, you can study a whole range of postgraduate programmes at our main campus in Newcastle.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Graduate Diploma
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
0191 227 4453