Graduate Diploma in Finance with English

Prepare for your Master's degree at the University of Exeter. This excellent Graduate Diploma in Finance with English skills training is designed for students looking to enhance their skills in finance. This pre-masters course offers direct entry to your master's degree.

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If you find this course cheaper elsewhere, we will match the price and give you a £50 voucher when you book*.

*Applies only to like-for-like dates at the same school on the same course for the same duration.


Minimum entry requirements

  • Minimum age: 20
  • English level: B2: Upper intermediate / | IELTS 5.5
  • Academic level:

    Applicants are normally expected to have to have a first degree or equivalent.  We will consider a 3-5 year diploma with good grades. However, each application will be considered on its own merit. Applicants for the MBA require at least 3 years' work experience at managerial level in the private or public sector or related organisations.

Course format

  • Length of study: 3 terms
  • Hours per week: 20
  • Maximum class size: 14
  • Typical student age: 21 - 27
  • Typical student mix:
    30% European, 35% Far Eastern, 20% Middle Eastern, 15% Other

Dates and fees

  • Start dates:
    • 14 Sep 2015
    • 4 Jan 2016
  • Tuition fees: 17450.00 GBP
  • Compulsory fees

    • Our admin fee: 49 GBP
    • Enrolment fee: 150.00 GBP
    • Textbooks: 190.00 GBP
  • Other expenses:

Why choose this course?

The Graduate Diploma is a full-time academic programme, preparing you for postgraduate study in finance. You will improve your language skills, increase your knowledge in academic subjects and develop the necessary study and research skills for postgraduate study.

You will also gain an understanding of the UK education system before entering as a postgraduate.

As well as a guaranteed offer from the University of Exeter for successful students and full access to all the university facilities you'll benefit from:

  •         a quality-assured university programme
  •         full university status
  •         a conditional offer of a place on a designated postgraduate degree at the University of Exeter
  •         active learning in your subject areas with guidance on appropriate study methods

Who should apply for the Graduate Diploma programme?

The Graduate Diploma in Finance is suitable for international students who need an introduction to the study of a subject in preparation to study it at postgraduate level, or to upgrade qualifications if you have studied a 3 year Diploma in a relevant subject.

The Graduate Diploma is also suitable for those that want to increase or update their subject knowledge or those that need to improve their English language study skills within the context of their chosen subject.

What will I study?

English language and Communication Skills

This module will offer you the chance to develop your English language knowledge and skills. You will increase your knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation along with skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. This module will also provide you with essential skills for undertaking academic study in your chosen subject at a UK university.

Study Skills

Essential preparation for postgraduate university life, study skills will help you to develop the necessary skills for university study. You will practise working effectively in groups, presenting ideas in a logical manner, managing your time, and taking lecture notes. You will also conduct research and practise writing essays or preparing a dissertation.


Finance modules

Human Resource Management

The main purpose of this module is to develop your knowledge and skill in managing people. It will enable you to understand how to negotiate with as well as how to support and reward teams and individuals for whom you are responsible

Finance Management

You'll study the techniques used in managing the finance of a business and how to monitor and control business performance.

Operations Management

The aim of this module is to develop knowledge of the role and contribution of operations management and production functions in business.

Marketing Management

You will learn how to analyse the marketing processes, investigate the purpose of marketing within a business context and apply marketing to practical situations.

Fundamentals of Investment

This module will equip you with a fundamental knowledge of investment theory, providing a rigorous understanding of the concepts and techniques used by finance specialists. It will enable you to apply these concepts to the practical application of investment analysis.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following Masters degrees at the University of Exeter:

The University of Exeter Business School

  • MSc Finance and Investment
  • MSc Finance and Management
  • MSc Marketing and Financial Services
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Accredited by these organisations : ICEF, English UK