School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Graduate Diploma

Currently we offer international postgraduate students two Pre-Masters Graduate Diplomas in the academic areas of Finance & Economics as well as Humanities & Social Sciences. These programmes are designed as pathways to help you onto postgraduate taught programmes here at Queen Mary and other leading UK institutions.

Latest results 2017-18:

91% Students who achieved progression grades for guaranteed place on Masters degree at QMUL
76% Students awarded either Distinction or Merit grades in Pre-Masters Graduate Diploma

Results 2016/7:

94%     Students who achieved progression grades for guaranteed place on Masters degree at QMUL
74% Students awarded either Distinction or Merit grades in Pre-Masters Graduate Diploma    

Our Student Profile

If you have not met the criteria for direct entry onto your chosen Masters programme you may wish to consider our Graduate Diplomas which aim to improve your academic credentials so that you can apply for progression onto a Masters programme at Queen Mary University or another UK institution. 

Our Pre-Masters programmes are therefore structured to support you in the following areas:-

  • to deepen your knowledge in your chosen subject area
  • to develop your research skills in preparation for your Masters dissertation
  • to improve your academic and English skills
  • to support a switch to another academic discipline between undergraduate and postgraduate study

Pre-Masters Graduate Diplomas

We currently offer international postgraduate students two Pre-Masters Graduate Diplomas, for detailed information about the individual programmes:

  • Finance & Economics (international postgraduate students)
  • Humanities & Social Sciences (international postgraduate students)

Progression Pathways

If you successfully complete the relevant Pre-Masters programme and achieve the required grades, you are guaranteed progression onto a wide range of Queen Mary’s postgraduate taught programmes.

If you wish to progress to any other Masters programme here at Queen Mary University, we will consider your application on a case-by-case basis.

English Requirements

As a Pre-Masters programme student you are required to meet the programmes listed English language requirements. You must also give evidence of your English language ability by producing an English language test score.

For international students: 

IELTS 6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in every component (W, R, L, S).

Foundation Pre-sessional requirements - a Secure English Language Test (SELT) from an approved test centre required with score of IELTS 5.5 with minimum 5.0 in every component (W, R, L, S).  

Note:  The Foundation Pre-sessional is a 9 week programme and is different from the standard 9 week Pre-sessional programme.  

 

  • Having completed the Pre-Masters Programme at Queen Mary, I can truly say it has been the most beneficial investment I have made to date. The PMP helped improve my academic writing and research skills while also boosting my confidence in academic, professional and social settings. The best part of the PMP is the support you get from the staff. They encourage you to discuss your ideas with others which help improve your writing and forges lasting friendships. I can honestly say that I am excelling and enjoying my masters as a result of completing the PMP.


    Mojisola Adeoti Akande 

    Queen Mary PMP student 2014, MSc Finance Graduate 2015

  • Through studying in the PMP programme, I acquired knowledge about the UK culture and education system that helped me to be prepared for my MA. I already have one year studying experience in the UK, so I know what the University expects from me and my work. For me, tutorial time was as important for my studies as the sessions. Each student has different problems in their studying, and bringing these issues in tutorial time helps a lot because the tutor has the time to answer, explain in detail and help solve these issues. In tutorials, I got detailed responses to my questions and understood what I need to do to improve in different stages of the programme.


    Chen Zhengpu
    Pre-Masters Programme 2014-15

Pre-Masters Graduate Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences; Pre-Masters Graduate Diploma in Finance and Economics (Level 6):

Progression to QMUL

Year

 

 %

2017-18

Enrolled

Completed

Students achieving Progression Grades but chose to leave QMUL

Progressed to QMUL

Failed to progress to QMUL

63

59

11

47

1

 

2016-17

Enrolled

Completed

Students achieving Progression Grades but chose to leave QMUL

Progressed to QMUL

Failed to progress to QMUL

66

63

7

52

4

 

To see how successful our students were on their MASTERS DEGREES, continue reading:

MSc results

PMP Year

School

Distinction

Merit

Pass

Total

2017/18

52 progressed to QMUL

Business and Management

3

12

6

22

Economics and finance

3

14

6

23

Law

 

1

 

1

Politics and International Relations

 

1

1

2

Languages, Linguistics and Film

   

 

 

Total

6

28

13

48

2016/17

 

Business and Management

2

5

6

13

Economics and Finance

16 

4

21

Law

 

2

 

2

Politics and International Relations

 

   

 

Languages, Linguistics and Film

 

1

 

1

Total

3

24

10

37

What students say about the course

To hear former students reflect on how our Pre-Masters programme has helped prepare them for studying a Masters course, click on the links below:

Testimonial Alex HSS Masters graduate 2015

Testimonial Jun Jiang F&E PMP 2015-16