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Postgraduate Diploma in English for Postgraduate Studies

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  • Entry requirements
    This course is for graduates who need to improve their competence in English and up-date their subject knowledge before studying on a postgraduate course in the UK . The DEPS course will benefit you if you have a degree from your own country but: * your English is below the level required for direct entry onto a Masters or PhD course in a UK university (the required entry level is usually a 6.5 - 7.0 IELTS score) * you have subject knowledge in the area of your proposed postgraduate degree but would like to have some additional preparation for studying your chosen subject at post-graduate level.
  • Academic Title
    Postgraduate Diploma in English for Postgraduate Studies
  • Course description
    Course Structure

    The standard course lasts for one academic year or 33 weeks of study. It is divided into 3 Modules, each of progressively increasing difficulty. Each Module is taught as a full-time course over one semester (11 weeks). Because it is a flexible modular programme, the Diploma can also be completed in two semesters or in one semester as a fast-track course. Your entry level of English will determine the length of course you need to do. As a rough guide, if your level of English is Intermediate, you will need to do all three semesters, if you are at Upper-Intermediate level, you should be able to complete the Diploma in two semesters and if you are already at Post-Intermediate, you will probably need just one semester of study.

    Course Content

    You will study modules that will raise the level of your General and Academic English and prepare you for a postgraduate course by giving you further expertise in the subject area of your Masters degree. The modules cover:-

        * General English language improvement (grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation)
        * Listening and Note-Taking in seminars and lectures
        * Reading academic books, journals and articles
        * Appropriate use of subject-specific academic vocabulary
        * How to write essays and dissertations in the correct academic style
        * How to carry out, write up and present independent research
        * How to develop effective learning strategies and self-study skills
        * Orientation to British culture and a British university community
        * Lectures and seminars with tutors from your future post-graduate subject department.

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