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Study After FDPS


Master’s study after FDPS

The FDPS Pre-master’s Diploma is recognised by universities across the UK, and so students completing FDPS progress to postgraduate study at a range of different universities. Last year, students progressed to programmes at over 25 different universities. Over the last three years 75% of  students completing the programme were able to progress to top 30 universities, including SOAS, LSE, UCL, Imperial, Warwick, Durham, St Andrew’s, Edinburgh, and Bristol, and 60% went on to postgraduate study at a college of the University of London.

Progressing to Master’s study at SOAS

FDPS students are now guaranteed a conditional offer for all Master's programmes at SOAS. Click here to find a full list of postgraduate programmes, eligibility requirements and offer conditions.

Progressing to Master’s study at other universities

The majority of FDPS students progress to postgraduate study at universities other than SOAS and follow numerous different subjects ranging from Management and Finance, through Development Studies, International Relations and Law, to Media, Anthropology and Linguistics. Here are some examples of the programmes which FDPS students often study in different subject areas:

University Programme
SOAS MSc International Management for China
UCL MSc Technology Entrepreneurship
City MSc Management
Reading MSc Investment Management
Strathclyde MSc International Marketing
Loughborough MSc Transportation Policy and Business Management
Cranfield MSc Air Transport Management
Imperial MSc Computational Management Science
Warwick MBA
KCL MSc Engineering Business Management
RHUL MSc International Human Resource Management
Sheffield MSc Creative and Cultural Industries Management
Development Studies
University Programme
SOAS MSc Development Studies
UCL MSc Development Administration and Planning
LSE MSc Development Management
Cambridge MSc Development Studies
Sussex MSc Poverty and Development
Manchester MSc International Development: Public Policy and Management
KCL MSc Conflict, Security and Development
UEA MSc International Social Development
University Programme
SOAS MSc Development Economics
City MSc Business Economics
Royal Holloway MSc Economics
University Programme
Institute of Education MA Early Years Education
Roehampton MA Education
SOAS MA Applied Linguistics and Language Pedagogy
University Programme
SOAS MSc Finance and Financial Law
LSE MSc Accounting, Organisations and Institutions
Reading MSc Accounting and Finance
York MSc Mathematical Finance
Glasgow MSc Investment Banking and Finance
QMUL MSc Investment and Finance
City MSc Shipping, Trade and Finance
University Programme
SOAS MA International Law
QMUL LLM Human Rights Law
Southampton LLM Shipping Law
Edinburgh LLM Global Environment and Climate Change Law
Media and Communication
University Programme
SOAS MA Global Media and Postnational Communication
Goldsmiths MA Brands, Communication and Culture
Cardiff MA Journalism, Media and Communications
LSE MA Media and Communications
KCL MA Cultural and Creative Industries
History of Art
University Programme
SOAS MA History of Art/Archaeology
Sussex MA Art History
Goldsmiths MA Contemporary Art Theory
UCL MA History of Art
Anthropology/ Cultural Studies
University Programme
SOAS MA Anthropology of Development
Durham MA Socio-Cultural Anthropology
UAE MA Language and Intercultural Communication
Warwick MA International Cultural Policy and Management
Birkbeck MA Japanese Cultural Studies
Politics/ International Relations
University Programme
SOAS MA International Studies and Diplomacy
KCL MSc Security, Leadership and Society
Bristol MSc International Relations