postgraduate diploma in business & management

SCL International College's postgraduate diploma is designed for students wishing to take a master’s in business-related subjects at UK universities. It meets the entry requirements of the University of Gloucestershire for the final part of its MBA. Therefore, our course takes you two thirds of the way to a full Gloucestershire MBA, as you only need to finish the final 60 master’s credits with a dissertation, which can either be completed at the university or online. Students can alternatively progress to full master’s courses at a range of other British universities.

Admission Requirements

Students will normally have successfully completed a degree. Some diplomas at a higher education level might also meet the entry requirements. Students must have the following language level at the time of enrolment:

  • 5.5 in IELTS with minimum of 5.0 in reading and writing
  • 40 on TOEFL
  • 154 on Cambridge English
  • B2 CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference)

For students who do not have this level of English, Pre-Sessional English for Postgraduate Studies are available.

Have a question about your academic qualifications, fees or visa requirements? We'd be happy to help you!


Winter Term 

14 October - 13 December

Winter Break

16 December - 3 January

Spring Term 

6 January - 28 March

Course Content

Our Postgraduate Diploma course is wide-ranging with a strong practical element helping you to develop research skills and furthering your knowledge and understanding of different aspects of management such as marketing, human resource strategy and financial management. There is also an elective module on entrepreneurship to help you achieve your dream of starting and running your own business. You will be encouraged to apply the new information you learn to real life business situations, enhancing your career prospects and, for those already in employment, applying what you learn to your day-to-day work.


The Postgraduate Diploma consists of six compulsory modules and two electives.

  • Business Research Methods & Data Analysis
  • Strategic Management and Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • People in Organisations
  • Financial Management
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Sustainability & Ethical Leadership
  • Risk Management
  • Human Resource Management

All the help you need to succeed

Personalised Support

At SCL International College, we are committed to ensuring you gain the necessary English language qualifications and study skills to advance. Your academic tutor will take a personal interest in your progress and help you develop your study plan accordingly.

Entry requirements will vary from country to country, so it's best to contact us to discuss your individual education background and goals.


The benefits of SCL

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    One-to-one support

    Our tutors are highly qualified and have experience teaching international students, so they understand the kind of personal support you may need.

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    University application assistance

    We support each individual student through the process of applying to your chosen universities. Our partner universities guarantee you a place on passing your course. 

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    Preparation for British academic life

    A vital part of our programme involves training students to adapt their skills and knowledge to the specific context and environment they will encounter when they are enrolled in undergraduate courses.

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    Top notch facilities

    SCL’s modern classrooms have the latest hardware and software and our libraries offer a flexible space for you to work alone or in groups. Students also have 24/7 access to online resources, study tools and materials.

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    An international environment

    Our team of academic professionals comes from all over the world and will help you develop the social and learning skills required for studying at a UK higher education institution.

    Plus, when you stay with us you’ll enjoy a ready-made community of international students from over 50 nationalities!

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    On-site accommodation

    Whether you're attending this course on your own or with friends, we'll always have space for you. All rooms come with an en-suite bathroom, kitchenette and optional weekly cleaning and linen service.

    We also have an in-house events team who hosts regular activities free of charge.

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    Small class size

    At SCL International College, you'll enjoy our smaller classes for individualised learning, with 5 students average (maximum 12) per class.

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    Great location in London

    We're located in the student capital of the world – London! You'll have easy access to the entire city, major airports and railway stations. Stay with us and you’ll even get discounts to local restaurants, cafés and shops!

A smooth transition to a UK university


Everyone has been so friendly, helping me with the application process and giving guidance at each stage of applying to university. Teachers have also been really helpful, explaining topics clearly and making us understand the assessment tasks.


-- Agigi from Taiwan

received offers from Royal Holloway, Brunel and Sussex University

This programme provided a great foundation, giving me the skills I needed for studying at university and helping me step by step with the process of choosing the right university.


-- Sammy from Canada

is currently studying at Reading University

As an international student my biggest concern was the language barrier. Whenever I asked a question, the teacher always answered patiently, which really increased my confidence. And when I made my applications to universities, my mentor always coordinated everything smoothly and swiftly.


-- Lijia from China

is currently enrolled at the University of Birmingham

I thought the first year in Britain would be a very difficult time, but the school days were fantastic for me. My teachers answered all my questions, gave advice and helped me with college applications. I also met friends from different countries on campus. Dormitories and schools are conveniently located in the same building so I didn’t have to worry about traffic jams. Overall, my English level has been greatly improved during the school year and I have been more integrated into life in the UK.

-- Kaylie from China

received offers from University of Westminster, University of Manchester, University for the Creative Arts, and University of Birmingham


SCL International College offers an all-inclusive campus experience within a big city.

Everything you need is here in one place – from the classrooms to the café and everything in between!

On-Site Accommodation in London

Get ready to call London home!

At SCL you’ll find a modern, safe and welcoming atmosphere where students live, study, socialise and enjoy the very best of London.

During your programme, you will live on site and when you finish, you can stay as long as you like! Our campuses are an easy 15-30 minute journey to many universities across the city.

Students progressing on to university in London can easily extend their accommodation at The Stay Club.

No moving!
No stress!
No hassle!

Practise English with new friends

Wondering which course is right for you?