This pathway offers you progression to a wide range of management and finance-related Masters degrees at the University of Stirling.This programme ensures that you meet the English language and academic entry requirements for entry to a Master's degree at the University of Stirling and other Scottish universities.
98% of students who successfully passed their Graduate Diploma progressed to a Masters degree at a UK university in 2011
The Graduate Diploma 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.
All students complete a common core set of modules. During this programme you will study:
The four key skill areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking are covered. The module also develops overall academic skills including the ability to write effectively for academic purposes using a variety of tasks; and the ability to use and synthesise source materials efficiently.
In this module students are supported in developing the skills necessary for studying at graduate level, and prepared for the demands of future pathway modules prior to postgraduate study.
This module helps students understand the relationship of theoretical models to empirical studies, the ways in which primary supporting data is collected and analysed, and the philosophical grounds of rationalism and empiricism.
The project module will draw upon the research methods required at postgraduate level and will focus on the proposed subject area for study at postgraduate level, allowing for more in-depth knowledge using a problem-solving approach.
The module builds on core knowledge in Mathematics and pays particular attention to the solving of economic problems and relating these to applications in the real world. It covers mathematical techniques required to solve applied economic problems beginning with a revision of basic algebraic methods.
This module provides an introduction to different organisational structures and designs, organisational cultures and the decision making process within an organisation. The module offers an overview of the main subdivisions of general management theory and practice, and helps students understand the development of theory in organisational behaviour and its relation to management in organisations.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.