Graduate Diploma in Journalism, Media and Communications

This Graduate Diploma course in Journalism, Media and Communications prepares you for entry onto a number of exciting media-related MA degrees at the University’s School of Arts and Humanities. The Graduate Diploma is intense and challenging, and builds on your previous studies and experience. You will choose from integrated academic studies in journalism, media and communications, and gain advanced level English skills and higher level UK study skills.

Graduate Diploma subject outline

The Graduate Diploma in Journalism, Media and Communications is made up of the following range of modules:

  • Core academic skills modules
  • Subject modules

Students who enrol will receive excellent preparation for studying a postgraduate degree course in Media, Journalism or Communications at the University.

English Language tuition is also available for students who need extra help in developing their English skills.

Progress to Nottingham Trent University

Students at the International College enjoy small class sizes and ideal learning conditions for progressing to the University. Successful completion of your Graduate Diploma course guarantees your progression to a related postgraduate degree.

Subject modules

For a two-term course, you will usually complete ten modules. If you are taking a three-term course you will study an additional English Language module.

Core modules

Two and three-term core modules

  • Skills for Study 1, 2 and 3
  • Language for Study 2 and 3*
  • Social Science Principles
  • Research Design and Critique
  • European Media and Liberal Democracy
  • Research Project

Three-term (Enhancement) extra modules

  • Intercultural Studies
  • Mathematics and Information Communication Technology Skills for Postgraduates
  • Personal Development Skills

*Three-term students will also take Language for Study 1 and additional hours for Language for Study 2 and 3.

Graduate Diploma in Journalism, Media and Communications – Spring 2015

Your current
English language level
Course Next enrolment date Course length Term one end date
5.5 in all skills Graduate Diploma 12 Jan 2015 2 Terms
10 Apr 2015
16 Feb 2015 15 May 2015
4.5 overall with no more than one skill in 4.0 Graduate Diploma (Preparatory English) 09 Feb 2015 4 Terms
08 May 2015

* All scores are IELTS but any equivalent SELT (as shown on the UKVI SELT approved list) would be acceptable.