Graduate Diploma EconomicsFind a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Law|
|Awards available||Graduate Diploma|
|Programme length||Nine months full-time|
|Part-time study available||No, full-time only|
|Open to international students||Yes|
|Number of places||Not fixed|
|Start date||September 2016|
This is a fast-track, nine-month programme which provides a rigorous training in core skills in analytical economics and econometrics, as well as allowing some specialisation in chosen areas of the subject. It is intended for graduates whose first degree did not focus on economics and is a free-standing qualification, enabling graduates to seek employment in economics-related fields. For graduates intending to pursue further study, the programme is designed to meet entrance requirements for postgraduate programmes at master's level or higher.
Fees for 2016/17
Full time fees
Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.
Funding for 2016/17
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
Three units are taken from the school's undergraduate programmes:
Intermediate Economics 1 with extended essay
Intermediate Economics 2 with extended essay
You must select two specialised units from a list announced each year. This list includes both second- and third-year undergraduate units, and students must choose at least one third-year unit. A typical list might include:
- Current Economic Problems
- Environmental Economics
- History of Economic Thought
- Industrial Economics
- International Economics
- Labour Economics*
- Macroeconomic Theory and Policy
- Corporate Finance
- Growth and Development
- Applied Microeconomics
- Behavioural Economics
*Permission to take this unit is at the Unit Director's discretion.
An upper second-class degree (or international equivalent). Entrance qualifications must include a significant mathematical/statistical component, either at degree level or a minimum of grade A at A-level Mathematics (or equivalent). Candidates should supply details of high school qualifications when applying.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
|Application method||Online application form|
|English language requirements||
Further information about English language requirements
|Admissions statement||Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.|
Successful completion of this programme will enable graduates to seek employment in economics-related fields and meet entrance requirements for postgraduate programmes at Masters level or higher.
1 July 2016
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