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Graduate Diploma Business and English (pre-masters course)

This course is for international students seeking to improve English language fluency and business knowledge, and provides a first step to a masters qualification. Completing the course enables you to study a postgraduate course in business, management, finance or related areas.

Course length 24 Weeks
Location City Campus

Course description

Choose this pre-masters course if you are an international student (non-native speaker of English) planning on studying for a masters in business, management, finance or related studies.

You improve your English language proficiency and business knowledge to a level which allows you entry onto selected postgraduate courses. The course provides an equal balance of English language development and knowledge of business, management and finance.

You have the opportunity to carry out research projects with local and regional organisations, which will be an enriching cultural experience and enhance your employment prospects.

Successfully completing the course enables you to choose from a range of postgraduate courses to suit your interests and career development needs. These are available at Sheffield Hallam and other academic institutions.

Sheffield Business School runs postgraduate courses in
accounting, banking and finance
business and management
food and nutrition
tourism, hospitality and events

If you successfully complete this course you will be eligible for a 25% discount on your fees on a full-time Sheffield Business School postgraduate beginning in September.

Entry requirements

2017 entry requirements

This course is for you if

• you hold a qualification not classed as equivalent to a UK undergraduate degree

• your undergraduate grades are lower than the minimum needed for direct entry on to a masters course

• your English skill is less than IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL internet-based 87. These are the minimum standard for entry on to postgraduate business and finance courses.

To study this course, you must have an English language skill of at least IELTS 5.5 with 5.5 minimum score in all skill areas and

• three year diploma in a relevant subject

• two year diploma (or equivalent) with relevant work experience

• five years professional experience

If you do not have such academic qualifications we may consider your application individually, based on your personal, professional and work experience, and other formal qualifications. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

If you successfully complete this course, we will make you an unconditional offer to study one of our postgraduate courses in
business and management
facilities management
finance
food and nutrition
languages
tourism, hospitality and events management

If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 5.5 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score in order to progress onto the Graduate Diploma in Business and English. Students who pass a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course will receive a 10% discount on the course fee for the Graduate Diploma in Business and English.

International and European entry qualifications

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.

Course structure

Full-time – 33 weeks

January to August for masters courses starting in September.

Typical modules may include

Course content

Language development and academic skills modules
• academic english • study and research skills for business

These modules are designed to support your language development and academic skills. They also provide tailored support for the two business modules.

Business modules
• contemporary business management practice • financial business management

The business modules provide you with a broad ranging insight into contemporary business, including strategic management, business finance, global business and marketing.

Assessment
  • coursework
  • project work
  • individual assignments
  • group projects
  • oral presentations
  • timed assessments

Employability

This is a pre-masters course which allows you to progress to a postgraduate course leading to many careers in all business-related areas.

If you successfully complete this course you will be eligible for a 25% discount on your fees for a full-time Sheffield Business School postgraduate beginning in September.

Fees

Home / EU student

Please note tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation. More information can be found in the ‘Tuition Fee Increases’ section of our Fees Regulations (PDF, 2.10 MB)

2016/17 academic year

This course is intended for international students only.

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 are available across the majority of subject areas.

International student

2016/17 academic year

Typically £8,250 for the course.

If you successfully complete this course you will be eligible for a 25% discount on your fees on a full-time Sheffield Business School postgraduate beginning in September.

2017/18 academic year

Typically £9,950 for the course

Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs information

How to apply

Complete the application form available at www.shu.ac.uk/study/form

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and student Regulations.

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