Become a Student


GradHat offers qualifications for international students who would like to pursue their undergraduate level degrees with UK universities. GradHat qualifications are developed, evaluated, offered and assessed to match the expectations of the FHEQ (Framework for Higher Education Qualifications) level 5 or SCQF (Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework) level 8.








GradHat has a wide range of international partnerships agreements with universities and higher education institutions worldwide. GradHat study programmes are designed to deliver first class, innovative and responsive higher education provision which meets the needs of individuals, employers and society. Enrolling on a GradHat study programme through our partner institutions allows you to fast track to take your talent into the world of employment. Further, successful completion of a GradHat study programme ensures all students the opportunity to top-up their GradHat award into an undergraduate degree qualification through out partner universities in the UK. 


A GradHat programme in is taught via a selection of compulsory and optional modules to enhance your learning, preparing you for a future career or further study. In each year you will take modules adding up to 120 credits. Depending on the number of compulsory and optional modules offered by your programme, you can also choose other eligible modules which fit your timetable.

How will I learn?

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions, projects and group work. In your final years you will dedicate more time to private study and will receive individual supervision with projects.

How will I be assessed?

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods:

  • Coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course.
  • Practical assessments of the skills and competencies learnt on the course and written examinations at the end of each course.

The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, year of study and individual modules.

Advanced Diploma projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.

Programme details

Find out more about this programme’s aims, what you will learn, how you will be assessed and what skills and knowledge you will develop.

To give you an idea of what to expect from this programme, we publish the latest available information. However, please note this may not be for your year of entry, but for a different academic year.

Studying on a GradHat programme prepares you for a career in the relevant field of study. On graduation from any of our programmes you will leave with a thorough, core knowledge, together with analytical, practical, design and communication skills, enabling you to join a design, production or research team – or move rapidly into management and leadership roles. Alternatively, many of our graduates have gone on to work in other areas, including the civil service, education, the armed forces and the financial sector.

Our entry requirements are country and programme dependent, therefore, we advice our prospective students to ask our partner institutions for further information on your eligibility. However, entry qualifications assessed equivalent to

  • SQA: Higher: Mathematics at grade A, and either Physics or Engineering Science.
  • A Levels: Mathematics, plus either Physics (preferred), Engineering or Design & Technology (excluding Food Technology).
  • IB: HL: Mathematics (from 2021, Mathematics: Analysis and approaches only) and one from Physics or Design & Technology.

  are considered as valid entry requirements.

You must demonstrate a level of English language competency at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies, regardless of your nationality or country of residence.

English language tests


We accept the following English language qualifications at the grades specified:

  • IELTS Academic module overall 6.5 with 5.5 in each component

  • TOEFL-iBT 92 or above with 20 in each section

  • Cambridge English: Advanced or Proficiency overall 176 with 162 in each component

  • PTE Academic: Total 61 with at least 51 in each “Communicative Skills” section

  • Trinity ISE: ISE II with a distinction in all four components

However, our programme modules are specially adapted and developed for students to upskill their proficiency in English language from an IELTS score equivalent of 4.5 to 7.5. The modules also cover development of research and communication skills, thus assisting the learners in their professional careers.

Admissions Officer
Phone: +44 (0)122 437 9203


Phone: +44 (0)122 437 9203