What will I study?
The first 3 modules (Communicative Skills for Business in Listening and Speaking, Communicative Skills for Business in Reading and Writing and Applied Language Development) will help you to develop core English communication skills using both leading English for Academic Purposes textbooks and the type of authentic materials such as lectures and journal articles used in the later 2 modules: Business and Management in Context and Developing Academic Skills for Business and Management.
By successfully completing these modules you will gain the skills, knowledge and confidence required to study successfully on our Masters programmes.
During the course of this programme you will have access to the interventions currently offered to all undergraduate Newcastle Business School students that seek to develop a range of attitudes and attributes that will put you in a competitive position when entering the job market.
How will I be taught and assessed?
This course is taught using a range of methods, including lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops, totaling around 12-13 hours per week. You will also be expected to engage in independent study involving directed and self-directed learning, around 33 hours per week.
You will be assigned your own Guidance Tutor who will provide academic and pastoral support and be your first point of contact if you have questions or problems.
Assessments take place through a mix of coursework, including portfolios and presentations, and exams.
Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is embedded throughout the course with tools such as the ‘Blackboard’ eLearning Portal and electronic reading lists that will guide your preparation for seminars and independent research.
The Graduate Diploma in Business is specifically for students who want to progress on to one of our Masters in Business programmes, but don’t yet meet the entry requirement.
Upon successful completion of the course (subject to a minimum pass mark) you will be guaranteed a place on one of our Masters in Business programmes at either campus.
For those hoping to experience student life in another of the UK’s cities, subject to meeting specific entry requirements, you will also be able to progress on to courses at our main campus in Newcastle. Examples of courses that you could progress on to include: