Diploma for Graduates

The 'Diploma for Graduates' programmes awarded by University of London are now taught at 'The Executive' in Mauritius. These are academically1 led by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) which is one of the world's most prestigious universities.

'The Executive' is the only institution in Mauritius teaching 'Diploma for Graduates' forthcoming programmes. The diplomas are comprised largely of honours-level courses drawn from the undergraduate Economics, Management, Finance and Social Sciences syllabus. Specifically, they are aimed at graduates who wish to:

  • acquire and demonstrate vocational skills in a particular field in the workplace and beyond or
  • use the Diploma as a basis for progression into postgraduate study and whose first degree is in an unrelated field or
  • gain a stronger basis for entry to postgraduate study at a university and whose first degree may not be readily acceptable as equivalent to a good UK honours degree.

Diploma for Graduates

  1. Accounting
  2. Finance
  3. Management
  4. Information Systems
  5. Banking
  6. Economics
  7. International Relations
  8. Social Sciences
  9. Sociology


Each Diploma for Graduates is made up of four courses, which can be taken in any order (there are no prerequisites). Students have between one to five years to complete the programme.

Entry Requirements to study Diploma for Graduates

To be eligible to register for a Diploma for Graduates as an International Programmes student, an applicant must:

  • hold a full first degree completed in a minimum of three years duration on a full-time basis (or equivalent) from a university or other institution acceptable to the University of London and
  • demonstrate that they have reached a level of competence in Mathematics at least equivalent to a pass at GCSE/GCE 'O' level in a Mathematical subject at Grade C or above and
  • provide proof of competence in English which is acceptable to the University and
  • internet access is also a requirement for registration.


Students must pass four full courses to be awarded the Diploma for Graduates. One resit may be attempted for any course failed. Diplomas for Graduates will be classified as the following:

  • Distinction
  • Merit
  • Pass

A student who has failed a course twice or two courses once is eligible for a Pass grade only.

Transfer to Degree Programmes

Students will not be permitted to transfer from the Diploma for Graduates to the related BSc or other degrees or to other qualifications offered through the International Programmes. Students may transfer between the different Diplomas for Graduates.

A student who fails a course twice may change to another course, within the five-year registration period, provided that the failed course is not compulsory on the Diploma for Graduates to which they wish to transfer.

1 Academic direction means that staff at this College develop the syllabuses, prepare the study materials, and are responsible for the assessment of International Programmes students.

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