School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Graduate Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences

The Graduate Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences offers a route to masters degrees for international and EU students who are changing discipline, who don't currently meet the academic entry requirements for direct entry to a masters degree at QMUL or any other UK institution, or who need to improve their level of English.  The programme is very intensive, with approximately 18 hours of in-class tuition and 20 - 30 hours of self study each week, and runs from either September - June, or January - July.  The programme is integrated within the university and academic modules are taught by Queen Mary lecturers.  This Diploma is especially useful for students going on to study with the School of Business and Management, School of Politics and International Relations and School of Languages, Linguistics and Film at QMUL, although prepares students well for any postgraduate programme within the Humanities and Social Sciences at any institution.

Why study the Graduate Diploma at Queen Mary? 

  • Students develop knowledge in their chosen academic subjects, helping them to prepare for postgraduate degrees.
  • Students improve their ability to use academic English effectively and appropriately at postgraduate level.
  • Successful candidates are guaranteed progression onto postgraduate courses at Queen Mary.
  • Students have access to campus facilities including accommodation, the library, career services, leisure facilities and restaurants.

Progression within Queen Mary University of London of our 2016-17 HSS cohort 

SchoolMasters DegreeNumber of PMP students
School of Business & Management







MSc Marketing 8
MSc International Business 3
MSc Accounting & Management 2
MSc International Human Resource Management 2
MSc Management 2
MSc Management & Organisational Innovation 2
MSc Accounting & Management 1
MSc International Financial Management 1
MPA Public Administration 1
Total 22
School of Politics & International Relations MA International Relations 1
MSc International Public Policy 1
Total 2
School of Languages, Linguistics & Film MA Film Studies 1
Total 1