Graduate Diploma EconomicsFind a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Law|
|Awards available||Graduate Diploma|
|Programme length||Nine months full-time|
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||No, full-time only|
|Start date||September 2020|
This is a fast-track, nine-month programme that provides rigorous training in core skills in analytical economics and econometrics, as well as allowing some specialisation in selected areas of the subject. It is intended for graduates whose first degree did not focus on economics.
It is a free-standing qualification, enabling graduates to seek employment in economics-related fields. For those intending to pursue further study, the programme is designed to meet entrance requirements for postgraduate programmes at master's level or higher.
Fees for 2020/21
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2020/21 are as follows:
- UK/EU: full-time
- Overseas: full-time
- Channel Islands/IoM: full-time
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.
Funding for 2020/21
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
Three core economics units are taken from the school's undergraduate programmes. You must also select two specialised units from a list of options that includes both second and third-year undergraduate units, and you must choose at least one third-year unit.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content of our Graduate Diploma in Economics.
An upper second-class degree (or international equivalent). Entrance qualifications must include a significant mathematical component, either at degree level or a minimum of grade A in A-level Mathematics (or equivalent). Candidates should supply details of high school qualifications when applying.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
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 master's level or higher.
2 July 2020. Early application recommended; places may fill before the deadline.
Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.
REF 2014 results
- Economics and Econometrics:
- 44% of research is world-leading (4*)
- 44% of research is internationally excellent (3*)
- 12% of research is recognised internationally (2*)
Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.