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The award
PG Dip

How long you will study
60 weeks

Domestic course fees
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How you will study

Course starts
September, January

International course fees
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About Quality Management at Robert Gordon University

This part-time online course is suitable for professionals who wish to develop knowledge, understanding and business management skills in the fields of quality management and business improvement. The course provides a broad practical knowledge in the field of quality management leading to a capability to apply the concepts in a work environment.

The course comprises the range of subjects suitable with specialist subject areas of Quality Systems and Quality Improvement.

Quality Systems: This covers systems that help organisations deliver products and services. It is a practical guide for managing, designing, implementing and assessing quality systems that aim to meet quality systems standards.

Quality Improvement: Looks at the tools and techniques that help organisations improve in all aspects of their product services and processes and provides a toolkit of improvement mechanisms for use in the work environment.

Management Development: Enables students to focus on a specialised and strategically important aspect of business. Students will be able to analyse risks at strategic and operational level and identify controls to eliminate, reduce or transfer such risks.

What you will study

Year 1

  • Business Environment

  • Finance for managers

  • Operations Management

  • Managing People

Year 2

  • Performance Planning and Decision Making

  • Quality & Environmental Management Systems

  • Quality Improvement

  • Research Methods

Year 3

  • Dissertation

Entry requirements

Candidates should normally possess either a degree/Honours degree or degree-equivalent qualification in a relevant degree subject, awarded by a UK University or recognised Overseas Institution or qualifications of an approved Professional Body or Institution. Candidates with relevant industrial, commercial or professional experience at a level sufficient to justify exemption from the normal requirements may be considered.

In certain circumstances, students with ordinary degrees but with extensive appropriate work-experience within the sector can be admitted to a particular course at the discretion of the Course Leader and the Postgraduate Management Team.

Placements and accreditations

This masters level Quality Management course is accepted by the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI), formerly the Institute of Quality Assurance (IQA), as part of the academic entry requirements for full CQI membership.

Fees and bursaries

  • Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert): £3104 for academic year 2010/11

  • Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip): £3104 for academic year 2010/11

  • MSc stage: £2068 for academic year 2010/11

  • Stand alone modules: £892 per module for academic year 2010/11

The above tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

If you are already a student at Robert Gordon University, you can find information on fees for academic year 2010/11 on the Student Finance web pages.

How to apply

All students can apply online by visiting Apply Online.

If you are a UK/EU student and would like a paper application form or further information, please email

If you are an International Student and would like a paper application or further information, please contact

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