International Pathways

Pre-Master's Graduate Diploma (GDip) programme for international students

New structure for 2019-20

We are currently implementing changes to our Pre-Master's Programme for the 2019-20 academic year to enable progression to a wider range of postgraduate programmes, and will update the information below as soon as this has been completed. If you have any questions about this please do contact us at

Entry Requirements

To gain entry on to the Pre-Master's, you need the following:

  • Equivalent of an degree from a UK or other approved university in a related subject, or an equivalent professional qualification. Consideration will be given to applicants holding equivalent qualifications or work experience.
  • English Language requirement for the Pre-Master's in Business, Management and Finance is IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each section.

More detailed offer levels for most popular qualifications

Please note that these are indicative offer levels and the university reserves the right to assess each application individually and set a different offer level based on the applicant's qualifications.


Indicative offer level


Third Class


60% / Merit

China BA / BSc

From one of the 211 or 985 universities 60%; other universities 65%

China 3y Diploma (Zhuanke / Da Zhuan)

70% if relevant subject, 75% if not

China 3y Vocational Diploma (Gaozhi)

70% if relevant subject, 75% if not

Ghana BA / BSc

Third Class / 60% or above / 2.0 out of 4.0 GPA or above

Ghana Higher National Diploma

3.0 out of 5.0 GPA or above

HK 3y Associate Degree

2.8 GPA if relevant subject, 3.0 GPA if not

HK 3y Higher Diploma

2.8 GPA if relevant subject, 3.0 GPA if not


1.7 GPA or higher

India BA / BSc Cumulative GPA System

Third Class / Pass / 40 or above, 4.00 GPA or above

India BA / BSc Traditional percentage system (no CGPA given)

Third Class / Pass / 40% or above

Nigeria BA / BSc

Third Class / 40% or above / 2.5 out of 5.0 GPA or above

Nigeria Higher National Diploma

Upper Credit / 3.0 out of 5.0 GPA or above

Pakistan 4-year Bachelor Degree

Division III / Third Class / 33 or above
GPA: 1.66 out of 4.0 GPA / 58% or above
Alphabetical Grades: D / Satisfactory / 40% or above

Singapore BA / BSc

Third, and/or Pass. CAP 2.8/5.0 or above

Singapore Polytechnic Specialist Diploma or Advanced Diploma

2.8/4.0 GPA or B if relevant subject, 3.0/4.0 GPA or B+ if not

Thailand BA / BSc

GPA 2.3 or above



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Last Updated: 03/05/2019