Graduate Diploma Economics

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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 2022

Programme overview

For students interested in an MSc in Economics or Economics and Finance after an undergraduate degree in a different discipline, this fast-track programme provides essential training in economics and econometrics in preparation for a specialist master's programme.

This programme will be covered in our Economics and Finance webinar during our virtual open week. Register today.

Fees for 2022/23

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2022/23 are as follows:

UK: full-time
£10,200
Overseas: full-time
£19,300

Following the recent changes to fee assessment regulation, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students will no longer be charged a separate tuition fee. From the 2021/22 academic year they will be charged the same fees as Home students.

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.

Alumni scholarship

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 2022/23

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

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.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours 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. Economics Graduates will not be considered for the Economics Graduate Diploma. Graduates of Economics should apply for the Economics MSc.

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:

Profile G

Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Careers

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.

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Find out how to apply

Application deadline:

29 July 2022 for international applicants. 12 August 2022 for UK applicants. Early applications recommended; places may fill before the deadline. As students from different regions tend to apply at different points in the application period, applications from some regions may close earlier in the year.

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Contact details

Enquiries Team Phone: +44 (0) 117 394 1649 Email: choosebristol-pg@bristol.ac.uk

School website: School of Economics

International students

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.

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