UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Academic Research and Methods

The diploma facilitates the transition from a variety of educational backgrounds to the taught research-oriented graduate studies offered by UCL and other leading universities, by equipping students with essential skills in critical thinking, argumentation and research methods.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an Honours degree in any discipline with a final cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Course modules

Core modules: introduction to theories of community; research 1 (research proposal); collective memory and the representation of the past; research 2 (mini-dissertation).

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and weekly individual supervision sessions. Assessments include two portfolios consisting of essays, presentations and reports, and a research project consisting of a 3,000-word research proposal, a 6,000-word mini-dissertation and an oral examination.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 1 years

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00974 4000 2700