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Foundation Programme for Postgraduate Study (Graduate Diploma)

Programme status: Fully Approved

This is a bridging course between undergraduate and postgraduate study which aims to help you develop postgraduate study skills to enable you to successfully transition to a Master's degree in a UK university. You will also develop an appropriate level of understanding of the subject area you wish to study at postgraduate level, improve your language proficiency and competence through content-oriented learning and practice in real-life communication, become familiar with the UK higher education system, including teaching styles, new ways of learning, the importance of research, and assessment methods, and gain confidence in independent study - an essential part of Master's study in the UK.

This course will also introduce you to British culture and equip you with professional communication skills for working in international contexts.

The programme aims to achieve a good balance between challenge and support. In addition to structured learning, extra-curricular activities (i.e. social and cultual activities, workplace visits, employability workshops) are planned to facilitate your career planning, cultural learning and intercultural friendships.