Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

In this programme, you will have the opportunity to explore specialist management issues within the fields of human resource management, strategic management, marketing, and accounting and finance, along with a variety of options. This diploma can be taken as a stand'alone qualification (120 credits), can build on the Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) and/or can be used to progress directly to the Master's degree. Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting'edge articles in the world's leading journals. We have particular research strengths in international business and strategy, the management of innovation and entrepreneurship, human resource management, corporate governance, sport management and marketing, as well as financial management and accounting.

Course Modules

You complete 8 taught modules (totalling 120 credits). You take 5 compulsory modules and choose 3 option modules. You can only take either: Research methods in management 1; or marketing research. If you wish to progress to a Master's qualification, you must take one of these 2 modules.

Course Additional Entry

Normally at least a second'Class Honours degree in any subject area from a UK university or a non'UK equivalent. A professional or other qualification obtained by written examinations approved by the college. Relevant experience, supporting statements and references may be taken into consideration, especially in the case of non'standard applications. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub'tests.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
PgDip £9,400  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
PgDip £6,650  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
PgDip £4,700  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
PgDip £3,350  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Foundation / access qualification
  • Work experience