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Course summary

Overview The Graduate Diploma in Economics provides a core training in Economics for those who do not already have an extensive recent economics background. The course is offered over 10 months, full-time. Graduates of the programme who achieve a good pass may progress to Master’s-level study on our Academic and Professional Programme, which is suitable for those who wish to progress either to a PhD in Economics, or to employment as a professional economist in government, a financial institution, business, commerce, industry, an international agency or another similar organisation. About This Course The Graduate Diploma in Economics is taken over 10 months, full-time. As well as being a qualification in its own right, it provides a sound basis for progression to further postgraduate study. Students who successfully secure a good pass on our Graduate Diploma, subject to the appropriate choice of options, are guaranteed a place on our MSc degree programme. The Diploma consists of a combination of undergraduate-level taught modules. There are compulsory modules in intermediate microeconomics, intermediate macroeconomics and econometrics. In additional to these, you’ll choose options from a range of modules covering areas including international trade, behavioural economics, economic thought and mathematical economics. The options give you the opportunity to study areas that interest you at an advanced level. By way of additional support, the School of Economics runs an intensive course in Mathematics and Statistics for Economists in the fortnight before the degree starts in September. This incorporates the techniques of calculus, statistical analysis and statistical computing. While not compulsory it is strongly recommended that students attend this course. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:


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Assessment method

Assessment takes place throughout your period of study. The majority of modules are assessed by a combination of coursework and examination.

Entry requirements

A good UK Honours degree (2:2 or equivalent) in any subject; students are typically asked to attend a short pre-sessional course in mathematics and statistics. All applicants should have at least a grade B at Maths GCSE or equivalent. Applicants who are not a British national and/or whose 1st language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Tier 4 visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in 1 of the listed countries.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £10500 Whole course
Northern Ireland £10500 Whole course
Scotland £10500 Whole course
Wales £10500 Whole course
International £19800 Whole course

Additional fee information

Includes course cost of £215.00 2-week pre-sessional Mathematics and Statistics for Economists course fee. If you are a postgraduate student on a part-time course please assume a 50% fee of the equivalent full-time course per year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking. Module fees are subject to incremental increases for any subsequent years of study. Please enquire within the faculty admissions office to find out whether a part-time option is available for your course.
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