Graduate Diploma in Economics

Programme director Dr Edmund Cannon
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Awards available Graduate Diploma
Course length Nine months full-time
Part-time study available No, full-time only
Open to international students Yes
Number of places Not fixed

Programme overview

The Graduate Diploma is a conversion course designed for students who wish to move into Economics (or Finance) and who have both a good degree in another subject and appropriate mathematical skills. This program would be ideal for someone who wanted to do a MSc in Economics and needed some undergraduate-level study as preparation (many of our students have gone on to do Masters degrees or PhDs at Bristol or elsewhere), but can also be used as a stand-alone qualification for those who want an introduction to quantitative economics.

The program is a "crash course": students take second-year core undergraduate units (and one third-year optional unit) and are expected to have done some preparation of first-year level material in their own time before arriving at Bristol.

Programme structure

Unit codeUnitCredit points
Compulsory units
EFIM20011 Econometrics 20
EFIM30022 Intermediate Economics 1 with extended essay 30
EFIM30023 Intermediate Economics 2 with extended essay 30
Unit codeUnitCredit points
Two units from the following (At least one unit must be at third year level)
ECON30065 Applied Economics: Current Economic Problems 20
EFIM20002 Applied Microeconomics 20
EFIM20006 Corporate Finance 20
EFIM30004 Environmental Economics 20
ECON20023 Growth and Development 20
ECON20021 History of Economic Thought 20
ECON30076 Industrial Economics 20
ECON30074 International Economics 20
ECON30075 Labour Economics 20
ECON30077 Macroeconomic Theory and Policy 20

Option availability subject to staffing and timetabling constraints. In a few instances the relevant unit director may wish to discuss suitability of a unit for a Diploma student before admitting the student on to the unit.

More information and how to apply

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.

How to apply

More information about the Graduate Diploma in Economics, and how to apply is available from the University postgraduate prospectus

Did you know?

  • The Faculty of Social Sciences and Law has been recognised as one of the leading UK centres of high quality and high impact social science and legal research (REF 2014).
  • The University hosts and edits a number of internationally recognised social science journals, as well as publishing its own high-quality research outputs in prestigious journals and academic publishers.
  • The Social Sciences and Law Faculty holds an annual week-long festival, Thinking Futures, sharing and celebrating its research as part of the Economic and Social Research Council's national Festival of Social Science.

Get in touch

Graduate Diploma Co-ordinator 
Phone: +44 (0) 117 331 0500 

School of Economics, Finance and Management
University of Bristol 
8 Woodland Road 
Bristol BS8 1TN