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 within the following Schools at Queen Mary University of London:

School of Business and Management

School of Economics and Finance

School of Politics and International Relations

School of Geography

School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Progression tariffs are in place for certain Masters programmes within these schools although the Graduate Diploma prepares students well for any postgraduate programme within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.  

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 2017-18 HSS cohort 

SchoolMasters DegreeNumber of Pre-Masters students
School of Business & Management

MSc Marketing 4
MSc International Business 5
MSc Accounting & Management 2
MSc International Human Resource Management 2
MSc Business Analytics 1
MSc Management  3
MSc Management & Organisational Innovation  
MSc Accounting and Finance 4
MSc International Financial Management  1
MPA Public Administration  
Total 22
School of Politics & International Relations             MA International Relations  
MSc International Public Policy                  


School of Languages, Linguistics & Film                                    MA Documentary Practice                 1
Total                                                            1
School of Electronic Engineering                          and Computer Science  

MSc Big Data Science                                                        

Total 1
School of Law  LLM Law and Economics 1
Total 1