The Graduate Diploma in Economics provides a core training in Economics for graduates (or those with an equivalent qualification) who do not already have an extensive recent economics background.
As well as being a qualification in its own right, our Graduate Diploma also 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 MA or MSc degree programmes.
The Graduate Diploma is offered over 10 months, full-time.
Is the Graduate Diploma Programme right for you?
Postgraduate Options: Graduate Diploma, MSc
The School of Economics offers a diverse range of taught postgraduate study opportunities:
The Graduate Diploma provides core training in Economics for graduates (or those with an equivalent qualification) who do not already have an extensive recent economics background - acting as a progression route to further postgraduate study.
The Applied Training Programme (Master of Science) is designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics. It is appropriate for graduates in Economics who wish to develop specialist expertise without committing to the full research-led training Academic and Professional (MSc) programme. It is also appropriate for those with a limited Economics background but with an undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in the applied area. These courses should appeal to students who wish to pursue a career in the areas of finance, management, international business, international relations and the mass media.
The Academic and Professional Programme (Master of Science) is designed to provide intensive research-led training in advanced economic theory, econometrics and research methods. This route is suitable for those who aim to gain employment as professional economists in government, financial institutions, business, commerce, industry, international agencies and other similar organisations. The MSc Programme is also suitable for those seeking eventual PhD enrolment and/or an academic career as a lecturer in Economics. Many of our former PhD students now hold academic posts as lecturers in University departments both in the UK and overseas. The School has full "1+3" ESRC recognition for each of the MSc courses, enabling ESRC-funded students to train at both Masters and PhD level.
- Degree Subject: Economics or other relevant subject
- Degree Classification: 2.2 or equivalent
Applicants should normally have a good first degree from a recognised higher education institution. A background in statistics is preferable. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant.
All applicants should have at least a grade B at Maths GCSE or equvialent.
It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Applicants who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on their attaining a particular class of degree.
Applicants are advised to contact the School of Economics to discuss entry requirements.
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Last updated August 1, 2016