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Graduate Diploma in Business, Law and Social Sciences
The University of Sheffield’s specialist postgraduate degrees are highly regarded by employers across a range of industries. Guided by the latest developments in each subject, the University’s postgraduate degree courses equip students with cutting-edge skills and abilities, and produce graduates who stand out in increasingly competitive business job markets.
Some key facts
- 72% of Graduate Diploma Business, Law and Social Sciences students received unconditional offers from The University of Sheffield in 2010.
Our Graduate Diploma course at SIC provides students with a preparation course that enables them to confidently immerse themselves in their postgraduate studies at The University of Sheffield.
Graduate Diploma courses are made up of three elements:
Core academic skills modules
Develop your current knowledge, and advanced academic skills including research, writing, presentation and analysis.
Look at developing your knowledge of your chosen area of study, then focus on the particular topics and skills you will need most in your chosen postgraduate degree course at The University of Sheffield.
A Learning Support Tutor will work with you throughout your academic course at the SIC, and support you in achieving your study goals. Our international graduate students find that through these regular meetings their tutor is able to offer valuable advice that helps them develop both the study skills and the knowledge needed for their postgraduate degree course at The University of Sheffield.
All Graduate Diploma students at SIC benefit from having all modules taught with their progression to The University of Sheffield in mind. All courses are tailored to meet their exact needs.
Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Business, Law and Social Sciences to the level stipulated in your offer provides you with guaranteed admission into a Masters programme in related subject areas. Degree choices are listed below.
Department of Landscape
School of Management
MSc International Marketing and Management
Department of Economics
School of Law
Social Sciences/Arts Pathway
School of East Asian Studies
School of Education
Department of Journalism Studies
School of Modern Languages
Department of Politics
MA Global Social Policy
Department of Town and Regional Planning
Key course facts
Entry to the Graduate Diploma to study business abroad requires students to have an undergraduate degree, equivalent to a UK Ordinary Degree, with good grades. The exact entry requirements vary from country to country.
The Graduate Diploma has flexible entry points depending on each student’s level of English proficiency.
We have a few places left on our courses starting in the summer. Find out more about these summer courses here.
Autumn intake 2013 (September)
|Current IELTS level||Level of course||Orientation start date||Number of terms|
|5.5 in all skills||Graduate Diploma in Business, Law and Social Sciences||16 September 2013||2|
|5.5 in all skills||Graduate Diploma in Business, Law and Social Sciences (Enhancement)||16 September 2013||3|
|5.5 in all skills||Graduate Diploma in Business, Law and Social Sciences (Enhancement)||07 October 2013||3|
|5.5 in all skills||Graduate Diploma in Business, Law and Social Sciences (Enhancement)||28 October 2013||2.5|
|TBC||Graduate Diploma in Business, Law and Social Sciences||TBC||2 (progressed from 1T PE)|
We offer this course with Integrated English to students who have an IELTS level of 5.5. The course starts in SeptemberApril 2013. We also offer Enhanced University Preparation for this course, where students with a high level of English will have an extended enrolment period. Contact us for specific details.
Students are assessed through a combination of assignments, periodic tests and end-of-module examinations. Full-time attendance is an important part of the assessment.
I wanted to study in the UK because the British educational system is one of the best in the world so studying here will provide great benefits for me in the future through hopefully achieving a good degree from this country.
I found out about The Sheffield International College through a friend who recommended me to The University of Sheffield. I then researched into the college and looked at the prospectus before I applied to get an idea of what I will have to study and where. The application process was simple and straightforward, I just had to make sure I had met all the requirements and had the right documents.
I am studying a Graduate Diploma Business, Law and Social Science and I am learning a lot of valuable things that will prepare me for university life. I have been taught how to write an essay, in Syria I’d never heard about essays and what it means so this was all new to me. I have also been taught how to discuss in seminars, how to make a presentation in front of other students and that I should talk in English all the time to improve my English skills.
I had to work hard last term and I am very proud of myself. I didn’t expect to get high marks in every subject and last term I got the second highest mark in the essays.
SIC has made me become more confident about myself enabling me to reach a high level or at least try to reach that level. I have become more independent in taking my own decisions; depending on myself more in every step I take.
Bochra Idris is from Syria and studied the Graduate Diploma course in Business, Law and Social Sciences at Sheffield International College.