Gemmology is the study and identification of gemstones and gemmological materials, whether natural, synthetic or artificial. This two-year gemmology diploma course follows the syllabus of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain, and successful candidates can register for Fellowship. This is a highly regarded and prestigious gemmology qualification, recognised both in the UK and worldwide.
You'll undertake both theoretical and practical studies during the Gemmology Diploma course using a specialist laboratory equipped with the most advanced gemmology equipment available.
How to Apply
Apply for the Gemmology Diploma course direct to School of Jewellery, Vittoria Street:
Tel: +44 (0)121 331 6477
Payment and Enrolment
To confirm a place on the course, you must pay the course fees in full during enrolment before the course starts. Enrolment will take place at the School of Jewellery on the following dates:
- Monday 12 – Thursday 15 September, 10am to 6pm
- Friday 16 September, 10am – 4pm.
Fees and Finance
Fees for students from the UK or EU countries?
|TBC||PT||2 years, part-time.||£1,000 - £1,750|
Most of our undergraduate and postgraduate courses start in September/October, at the beginning of the academic year. However, some courses also have January/February or April start options. Short courses take place throughout the year.
Many of our courses can be studied on a Full-Time (FT) or Part-Time (PT) basis.
We also offer a Sandwich (SW) option for some courses – this usually involves two periods of Full Time study separated by a 'sandwich' placement spent working in an occupation related your course.
Distance Learning (DL) courses can be studied remotely, usually using online learning tools.
Fees quoted are only for the academic year or start date stated. Fees may change in future years.
The University reserves the right to increase fees broadly in line with increases in inflation, or to reflect changes in government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament.
For information on fees for the Gemmology Diploma course please contact the School of Jewellery directly - tel: +44 (0)121 331 5150.
You may need to pay an additional amount for professional examination fees. Information will be available at the start of the course.
Year 1 - £1000 tuition fee + Gem-A fee.
Year 2 - £1750 tuition fees + Gem-A fee.
Our gemmology students are based in new, state-of-the-art premises at 1 Moreton Street in the Jewellery Quarter with access to the highest specification of equipment available for gemmological education within the UK. You'll use diamond-testing equipment at Assay Office Birmingham's AnchorCert Gem Laboratory.
Prospective students from the UK
- Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions for answers to a range of questions about our courses and studying here.
- If you need further help, you can contact the Course Enquiries Team online by using the Course Enquiry Form.
- Alternatively, call us on +44 (0)121 331 5595.
For further information about the Gemmology Diploma course, contact The School of Jewellery:
Tel: +44 (0)121 331 6477