Graduate Diploma Program

Compare 79 Graduate Diploma Programs 2017/2018

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Individuals who are ready to continue their education may elect to enroll in a graduate degree to achieve a graduate diploma. Ultimately, advancing a degree can help individuals achieve their long term career goals. These programs can help individuals to be more ready to enter the workforce and, in some cases, earn more money doing so.

What Are Graduate Diploma Programs?

These diplomas are a specialized type of degree often designed to meet the needs of a vocationally-oriented program. These programs are often very job or career specific. These programs are often entered into after the individual completes his or her bachelor's degree. The program can last for a year or longer.

What Are the Benefits of Getting a Graduate Diploma?

Obtaining a graduate diploma can help individuals to be more job-ready. That is, the student is able to have the skills and information needed to perform the job effectively.

How Much Does It Cost to Get a Graduate Diploma?

The cost of these programs range significantly based on the school.

What Kind of Career Improvement Can You Expect from a Graduate Diploma?

Individuals already working in the field may see a promotion or better access to jobs following these degrees.

Why Get It Online?

By obtaining a graduate diploma online, students can continue their education while also continuing their jobs or family life. It is fast, convenient, and something you can do at your own pace.

Where to Get a Graduate Diploma?

The selection of a school is important since this can impact the willingness of individuals to hire an individual. Qualified schools that are accredited tend to be the most important.

How to Apply for a Graduate Diploma?

 

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Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) - full-time

The University of Law
Campus Full time 9 months September 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham Leeds London + 2 more

Kick-start your legal career with our GDL law conversion course, designed for non-law graduates who want to become a solicitor or barrister. [+]

Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) - full-time

Kick-start your legal career with our GDL law conversion course, designed for non-law graduates who want to become a solicitor or barrister. 

Think like a lawyer and build practical legal skills via training using real life case studies Explore an area of law that interests you via your own Research Project or Law of Organisations module With our structured study pattern, foundation module teaching and assessment is spread out so you can focus on selected modules each semester Course Requirements

A non-standard application route is also available.  Any applicant with no or limited formal qualifications will be invited in-centre to complete an in-house numeracy and literacy test (for those without GCSE Maths and English at D/3 and C/4 respectively), as well as a formal face-to-face interview.  They will also need to provide 2 years of appropriate work experience evidenced in a full CV and one reference. ... [-]


Graduate Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Queenstown Resort College
Campus Full time 12 months July 2018 New Zealand Queenstown

The tourism sector is New Zealand’s largest industry. The growth of tourism and hospitality has exceeded expectations and with continued investment and increasing tourist spend the sector is set to thrive. [+]

Graduate Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management The tourism sector is New Zealand’s largest industry. The growth of tourism and hospitality has exceeded expectations and with continued investment and increasing tourist spend the sector is set to thrive. As a result there is a strong demand for talented professionals to join the industry and help to support this continued growth. If you are a graduate of another discipline interested in joining the thriving hospitality and tourism sector, or an industry professional looking to advance your career, QRC’s Graduate Diploma will allow you to unlock exciting new career opportunities. The one year advanced programme focuses on providing you with the knowledge, skills and hands-on experience you need to begin a management career in the international tourism and hospitality industry. Graduate Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management Level: 7 Credits: 120 Duration: 12 months full time Intakes: July, October The QRC Graduate Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality is a one year programme of specialist industry study, research and work experience. Students learn the management skills and supervisory knowledge required to manage tourism and hospitality businesses, market and sell tourism and hospitality products and understand the strategic, regulatory and policy framework of the industry. Through the fully paid workplace internship, students gain valuable real-world experience and a direct link to industry. Career Opportunities On programme completion, graduates will have the opportunity to work in the world’s leading hospitality operations such as hotels and resorts, restaurants, plus travel and tourism companies. Graduates will enter... [-]

Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

EPITECH
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 France Paris Bordeaux Lille Lyon Marseille Montpellier Nancy Nantes Nice Rennes Strasbourg Toulouse + 11 more

Epitech offers a 2-year Graduate-level curriculum in English, open to international students. The Epitech educational model is designed to help students learn how to apply their knowledge in practical situations instead of just learning theory. [+]

Graduate Diploma in Information Technology: The Innovation Track Please note that students need a Bachelor level to apply to the Graduate program.

Epitech offers a 2-year Graduate-level curriculum in English, open to international students, called Innovation Track. The aim of the program is to help our students reach a new level of expertise and build their own unique profile by staying in an innovative mindset and turn them into innovative experts able to create the digital world of tomorrow. The program lasts 2 years. Each student's first year is organized according to their profile, around "compulsory Core courses" and "chosen electives". Students will acquire both technical and methodological knowledge. During their second year, students will either specialize or diversify their knowledge according to their professional project. Epitech Innovative Projects (EIP) come to an end and students are ready to enter the job market. This year is the end of a cycle and serves as a stepping stone for the student's early career. The cycle allows for a large choice of electives per semester. These help provide students with new technical abilities and let them become professionals in various areas of expertise. Each student's curriculum is different and custom-built to promote diversity and let students be specialists in their field. A 6-months long internship, in a company or an incubator, takes place at the end of the curriculum. It serves as a unique springboard for students' career and allows to put their knowledge to work in real-life situations.... [-]


Pre-Masters Programme

DIFC Ireland
Campus Full time 7 - 9 months January 2018 Ireland Dublin United Kingdom London + 2 more

The Pre-Masters Programme is designed to help you develop vital English language and academic skills needed to succeed in your postgraduate studies. [+]

The Pre-Masters Programme is designed to help you develop vital English language and academic skills needed to succeed in your postgraduate studies. The NCUK Pre-Masters (Graduate Diploma) is a modular course consisting of a core element and a subject theme. The core element includes modules in English for Academic Purposes (EAP), Learning Skills including Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) and Research Methodology including project planning. Students following the longer duration programmes also undertake an individual research project and complete a substantial dissertation. Two streams are currently offered for the subject modules: Management and Life Sciences - however students looking to study an Engineering related Masters can also progress to a relevant Masters degree from this programme. NCUK Course Entry Requirements You must have completed a degree course (for placement in Ireland or the UK) or three year diploma (for placement in the UK only) witha good GPA. The required English level is equivalent to 5.0 IELTS. What subjects will I study? Course Structure for Pre-Masters (Graduate Diploma) Programme Example of NCUK Pre-Masters (Graduate Diploma) for route A (9 month course starting Sept) Term 1 : English for Academic Purposes [Unit 1] (10 hrs p/wk) Orientation to Western Study + ICT (2 hrs p/wk) Subject Module (1) (6 hrs p/wk) Term 2 : English for Academic Purposes [Unit 2] (10 hrs p/wk) Research Methods, Data Analysis and Project Planning [7 hrs p/wk] Subject Module [Unit 2] (3 hrs p/wk) Term 3 : English for Academic Purposes [Unit 3] (10 hrs p/wk)... [-]

Graduate Diploma in Applied Management

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 1 year May 2018 New Zealand Rotorua + 1 more

Acquire additional specialised management knowledge and skills in chosen strands of business, forestry, health, Maori development, project management and manufacturing management. [+]

Graduate Diploma 2017/2018. Programme information Tuition fee $19,950 Intakes February, May, July, November Minimum IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 Duration (length of study) 1 year Programme aim This graduate diploma is designed to provide students with an opportunity to acquire additional specialist knowledge and skills in the field of management in chosen strands of business, forestry, health, Maori development, project management and manufacturing management. This qualification further aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge of management required to successfully work in and manage a sustainable business operation in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Award information To achieve the award of the Graduate Diploma in Applied Management, students must pass a total of 120 credits, including: a minimum of 75 credits at Level 7; 45 compulsory credits; 30 credits from a specialist course list; and 45 elective credits at Level 5 or above On completion of the 30 credits in a particular specialist stand, as well as all of the above award criteria, students may receive the award of the Graduate Diploma in Applied Management with an endorsement in Business, Forestry, Health, Manufacturing Management, or Project Management. Knowledge and skills you will gain Graduates will be able to: solve work-based problems through an understanding of contemporary management theories and practice; demonstrate a higher level of knowledge of essential management principles including leadership, strategic management and marketing; direct the use of resources of a private or public organisation to achieve the organisation's objectives and achieve long term sustainability; produce, analyse... [-]

Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science

Bond University
Campus Full time 36 weeks January 2018 Australia Robina

The Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science prepares you for entry into a career in psychology (that is provisional registration as a psychologist in addition to two years of supervised training). [+]

ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Completion of an accredited three-year sequence of study in psychology in Australia or the bridging Graduate Diploma of Psychology or equivalent. IELTS score of 7.0 with no band less than 6.5. Applicants must also have a minimum GPA of 2.0 on the Bond University 4.0 scale for all second and third year Psychology subjects and are assessed on academic merit. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science prepares you for entry into a career in psychology (that is provisional registration as a psychologist in addition to two years of supervised training). The program also prepares you for the fifth and sixth years of your professional training. PROGRAM STRUCTURE Foundation Thesis Subjects (2) Diploma Thesis 1: Research Seminar and Ethics Diploma Thesis 2 Foundation Coursework Subjects (3) Human Experimental Psychology Multivariate Research Methods Principles of Psychological Assessment Elective Subjects (2) Choose two of the following: Clinical Psychology Community and Health Psychology Forensic Psychology Industrial and Organisational Psychology Neuropsychology Social Cognition The Scientist Practitioner Model PROFESSIONAL OUTCOMES Under supervision, you will be able to pursue a career in the professional practice of psychology including clinical, forensic or organisational psychology, counselling, clinical neuropsychology, health and community psychology, sports psychology, research and other specialist areas. PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION The Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science is fully accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. [-]

Graduate Diploma in Business and Humanities with Pre-Sessional English

Newcastle University
Campus Full time 12 months June 2018 United Kingdom Newcastle

This programme includes an additional term, specifically dedicated to improving your English language skills for direct entry into a master's degree at Newcastle University. Progress to a range of postgraduate degrees in business, communication, heritage, law, media, social sciences and transport at Newcastle University. [+]

Improve your language and academic skills for direct entry into a master's degree at Newcastle University. This course includes a Pre-sessional English Language module to help prepare you for studying in the UK.

The Graduate Diploma with Pre-sessional English enables you to study one term of English language followed by academic study in business and humanities. This pathway offers you progression to a range of postgraduate degrees in agriculture, business, communication, heritage, law, media, social sciences and transport at Newcastle University.

Why apply for the Graduate Diploma with English programme?     university placement for all successful students     a quality-assured university programme, with full university student status     additional focus on improving language skills with an intensive English Language module Where will it take me? ... [-]

Graduate Diploma in International Tourism and Hotel Management

The Hotel School Sydney & Melbourne
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 Australia Sydney Melbourne + 1 more

Incorporating the Graduate Certificate in International Tourism and Hotel Management and then some, the Graduate Diploma in International Tourism and Hotel Management course will provide higher business and hospitality management skills that can be used in a variety of global commercial settings. Some strategy and planning elements will be incorporated into your curriculum. [+]

Graduate Diploma in International Tourism and Hotel Management Incorporating the Graduate Certificate in International Tourism and Hotel Management and then some, the Graduate Diploma in International Tourism and Hotel Management course will provide higher business and hospitality management skills that can be used in a variety of global commercial settings. Some strategy and planning elements will be incorporated into your curriculum. You will further develop your management and leadership skills to a high level. You will learn how to take action in different and often challenging situations involving guests, visitors, clients, staff, suppliers, local government and other third parties to ensure your guests enjoy their experience. In the Graduate Diploma in International Tourism and Hotel Management you will grow your skills in developing and implementing tourism and hospitality strategy to ensure business goals are reached at a global level. Your understanding of the challenges and opportunities of the wider tourism, hospitality and events sectors will be at a global level. Course summary 1 year’s full-time or part time-equivalent Sydney or Melbourne International students welcome 3 intakes per year: February, July, November 8 subjects / 96 credit points FEE-HELP available CRICOS code: 086103D Course units Management Communication Food and Beverage Management Festival and Special Event Planning Entrepreneurship and Innovation Tourism and Hospitality Management Leading and Managing People Revenue and Yield Management for Tourism and Hospitality Accounting for Managers Tourism Planning Environments Work Integrated Learning Work Integrated Learning is a way for students to develop their skills outside of the classroom and... [-]

Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 1 year February 2018 New Zealand Nelson + 1 more

This programme provides comprehensive knowledge and training in the latest developments in computer technology. The Graduate Diploma in IT is designed on a one to one basis. As a student you will receive individual course plans that are designed around your needs, interests and career plans. [+]

Graduate Diploma 2017/2018. The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology is for students who have already completed a degree. This programme provides comprehensive knowledge and training in the latest developments in computer technology. The Graduate Diploma in IT is designed on a one to one basis. As a student you will receive individual course plans that are designed around your needs, interests and career plans. If you already have a degree, or extensive business experience and are looking to enhance your professional career, whether in a technical or a business area, this programme will give you an opportunity to extend your knowledge into a specialised field without having to complete another degree. Entry requirements Academic Requirements To gain entry to the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology an applicant must have an undergraduate degree in any discipline. An applicant must also provide evidence to the Manager Digital Technology that they have a level of competency in the use of IT which will allow them to successfully operate at the required level of study. English Language Requirements All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at this level. Those students whose first language is not English will have: An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall Academic score of at least 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each band), issued within the last two years. OR A qualification considered to be equivalent to the above. If you do not have an IELTS test score, you may send... [-]

Graduate Diploma in Systems Analysis (SA)

Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore
Campus Full time 13 months August 2018 Singapore Buona Vista area

It is designed for non-IT graduates intending to craft a new career path in the IT industry. IT graduates and professionals who wish to advance their careers in their current field and recognise the need to equip themselves with the latest IT knowledge and skills to stay relevant may apply as well. [+]

The Graduate Diploma in Systems Analysis programme is designed for graduates who recognise the need to equip themselves with the latest IT knowledge and skills, and wish to advance their careers in their current field. It also provides an opportunity for non-IT graduates in crafting a new career path in the IT industry. In this 12-month FULL-TIME programme, students are taught how to build IT solutions through lectures, workshops, laboratory sessions, projects and industrial attachments. Students will also learn and practise the techniques taught to gather user requirements, systematically analyse and design feasible solutions; they will then move on to code, test and implement these solutions. The numerous projects in this programme give students many hands-on practices to deliver IT solutions covering client/server, internet/intranet and wireless platforms. The programme emphasises building and enhancing essential soft skills such as project management qualities, independent/co-operative team working attitudes and effective team leader techniques. Students will be assigned to work in "*Project teams*" learning through "*on the job training*". By the end of the programme, students will have a good grasp of Object-Oriented analysis and design based on Rational Unified Process (RUP) and Unified Modelling Language (UML). They will also be introduced to Object-Oriented programming using C# .Net with Visual Studio IDE, Java. JSP (Java Server Script), EJB (Enterprise Java Bean) on J2EE. In addition, they will be proficient in building internet solutions using ASP.NET and Web Services and mobile solutions using Android platform and iOS platform.... [-]


Graduate Diploma in Diversity

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 12 months August 2018 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

The increasing diversity of the workforce means traditional approaches to HR, people and change management need to be reassessed. All types of organisations, from the private to public sector increasingly require specialists able to consult on and lead change and manage diversity in this dynamic and exciting field. [+]

Graduate Diploma 2017/2018. As organisations look to increase their understanding and knowledge of diversity, this course aims to impart knowledge and competencies on the key issues of the subject, including inclusion and exclusion, flexible working practices, work-life balance and discrimination law. With a focus on developing knowledge and practical skills in analysis, strategic planning and solving issues within the context of managing diversity, this MA is designed for both current HR professionals who want to progress and recent graduates looking for a career in this field. This course is delivered by academics with strong connections to the CIPD who are highly research active in areas such as managing global and diverse workforces, the relationship between work and life, labour markets, and leadership. By taking a critical approach, this programme enables you to evaluate policies and practices based on the most recent and relevant theory and research findings, empowering you to make evidence-based decisions about managing a diverse workforce. [-]

International Graduate Diploma in Business

University of East Anglia
Campus Full time 9 months January 2018 United Kingdom Norwich

This programme prepares you for postgraduate study by improving your level of English, research skills, and understanding of your chosen business degree subject. [+]

Prepare for your master's degree in business management, marketing and Human Resource Management at UEA.

You will develop your study skills, subject knowledge and English language in preparation for postgraduate study.

Why apply for the International Graduate Diploma programme? A route to a postgraduate degree at UEA (subject to meeting the specified entry requirements). You are a student of the University from day one, on a quality-assured, UEA-validated programme. Professional help and support with your application to university.

Course options

We also offer the International Graduate Diploma in Business with Pre-sessional English course which combines the International Graduate Diploma with one term of English on a single CAS.... [-]


Graduate Diploma in Social Sciences and the Arts

City University of London
Campus Full time 9 months January 2018 United Kingdom London

Preparation for master's degrees in such as criminology, social sciences, political communication, international publishing and the arts. The Graduate Diploma combines academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into a university master's degree. [+]

Preparation for a master's degree in areas such as such as criminology, social sciences, political communication, international publishing and the arts.

Why apply for the Graduate Diploma programme? university placement for all successful students a quality-assured university programme access to City, University of London support and facilities Where does it take me?

This course leads to the following master's degrees at City, University of London:

Social Science and Arts

MA Criminology and Criminal Justice MA Culture, Policy and Management MA Diplomacy and Foreign Policy MA Global Political Economy MA International Communication and Development MA International Politics and Human Rights MA International Politics MA Media and Communications MA Music (Ethnomusicology)  MA International Publishing MA Publishing MA Audio-visual Translation and Popular Culture MA Creative Writing and Publishing ... [-]

Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Edgbaston

This programme provides a thorough grounding in functional issues in management and is a qualification in its own right. It also empowers those who seek to gain entry to our MSc and MBA programmes. The student group consists of those studying the GDBA as a standalone qualification, as well as those undertaking both the first year of the MBA 24/21 month programmes, and the first year of the MSc 24 month programmes. [+]

Overview This programme provides a thorough grounding in functional issues in management and is a qualification in its own right. It also empowers those who seek to gain entry to our MSc and MBA programmes. The student group consists of those studying the GDBA as a standalone qualification, as well as those undertaking both the first year of the MBA 24/21 month programmes, and the first year of the MSc 24 month programmes. Key features of the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) include: A flexible Diploma route to MBA and MSc programmes An essential and recognised qualification in business Students take 12 modules over one academic year English language support is provided throughout the programme Students experience a wide range of teaching and learning methods The GDBA enhances employment opportunities for participants Please be reassured that the vote to leave the European Union does not mean there will be any immediate material change to the UK university sector’s participation in EU programmes nor to the immigration status of prospective EU students starting in 2016/17 and 2017/18. Visit our EU Referendum information page for more information. Course Details This programme provides a thorough grounding in functional issues in management and is a qualification in its own right. It also empowers those who seek to gain entry to our MSc and MBA programmes. We aim to expose you to a wide range of management disciplines that develop your abilities to: Synthesise diverse theoretical issues Analyse complex business situations from theoretical and... [-]

Graduate Diploma in Not-for-Profit and Social Enterprise Management

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Graduate Diploma in Not-for-Profit and Social Enterprise provides skills and knowledge in the human resource and legal aspects of the management of not-for-profit organisations. This course offers key insights into social entrepreneurship and social innovation as drivers of not-for-profit, community-oriented enterprises. [+]

The course is industry-relevant and flexible study modes are typically offered.

This course provides managerial skills for individuals seeking to work in the vast and complex areas of social innovation and entrepreneurship as they relate to not-for-profit enterprises.

Career options include management of non-government or not-for-profit organisations.

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