Combine your Foundation and Diploma for direct entry to the second year of a degree in areas such as Business and Management, Marketing, Advertising and Branding
The Composite Diploma in Business and Management combines academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into the second year of a university degree in the UK.
Why apply for the composite diploma programme?
Course length: 6 terms
When can I start?
Mon 30 Sep 2013 to Fri 12 Jun 2015
Mon 06 Jan 2014 to Fri 12 Jun 2015
Mon 07 Apr 2014 to Fri 28 Aug 2015
You will study the following modules:
English Language for Foundation Study
Study Skills for Foundation Study
Academic Skills for Foundation Study
The World of Business
Introduction to Law and Legal Systems
Business Decision Making
You will study the following modules:
English Language for Undergraduate Study
Academic Skills for Undergraduate Study
Introduction to Management
Introduction to Marketing
Putting Business Cases
How will I be assessed?
Grades from the Composite Diploma programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for entry to your chosen degree programme.
Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally, you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework, including written assignments, reports, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, design projects, presentations, and problem-solving exercises.
The Composite Diploma is suitable for international students who have completed secondary school education in their own country, who do not meet the academic or English language requirements for direct entry to the University of Gloucestershire and are looking for a supported progression through to the second year of degree study.
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.
High achievement is important to INTO and its students. We reward the academic success of the best students and in 2010 gave over £1m in scholarships that helped fund their studies.
If you have a strong academic record you will have the opportunity to apply for an INTO scholarship. These recognise those that have worked hard to join us and have the potential to go on to study at the highest levels. Every study centre offers scholarships and each application is considered with great care.