Graduate Diploma in Political, Social and International Studies with English

Prepare for your master’s degree in political and international studies. Gain the academic and English skills you need to succeed in a leading UK university.

Our price promise

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: 18
  • English level: : / | IELTS 5.5
  • Academic level:

    Undergraduate degree or Diploma with high grades

Course format

  • Length of study: 3 terms
  • Lessons per week: 20
  • Maximum class size: 12
  • Typical student age: 18-35
  • Typical student mix:
    30% European, 40% Far Eastern, 30% Middle Eastern

Dates and fees

  • Start dates:
    • 22 Sep 2014
    • 5 Jan 2015
  • Tuition fees: 13995.00 GBP
  • Compulsory fees

    • Our admin fee: 49 GBP
    • Enrolment fee: 150.00 GBP
    • Textbooks: 180.00 GBP
  • Other expenses:


You will study the following compulsory modules:

  • Contemporary world issues
  • English language and communication studies
  • Research skills
  • Research project in political, social and international studies

Plus, select 2 of the following:

  • Foundation in business
  • Foundation in economics
  • Statistics for quantitative research


Assessment is both formal and informal, and designed to help students build on their successes and meet requirements for entry to postgraduate study. Marks do not count towards the Masters qualification, but help the University to assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

Assessment will be based on:

  • Written assignments
  • Oral skills and presentations
  • Group work
  • Project work
  • Tests and written examinations
  • Final project and presentation

At the end of the programme you will be internally assessed, and will need to achieve a language score of no lower than sixty-five per cent to progress to a Masters degree at the University of East Anglia.

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