Overview

This course offers a route onto the MSc programme if you did not specialise in economics at undergraduate level, but have some background in economics or quantitative subjects.

Alternatively, the GDip also offers first degree graduates from other disciplines the opportunity to enhance their skillset and boost their career prospects, by adding an element of economics study to their CV.

It can be tailored to suit the needs of students from a range of academic backgrounds with varying degrees of mathematical training.

You will take lectures, tutorials and seminars in undergraduate economics modules, so that you are equipped with the knowledge and skills required to undertake postgraduate study.

If you complete the course at the required level, you will be able progress onto any of the following courses, obtaining a GDip and MSc qualification in just two years:

  • Economics MSc
  • Behavioural Economics MSc
  • Economics and Development Economics MSc
  • Economics and Econometrics MSc
  • Economics and Financial Economics MSc
  • Economics and International Economics MSc
  • Economics of Monetary and Financial Policy MSc
  • Economic Development and Policy Analysis MSc

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Course details

This course comprises 120 credits of core and optional modules. You can take one of two pathways, depending on your academic background and mathematical skills.

If you complete the course at the required level, you will be able progress onto any of our MSc courses, obtaining a GDip and MSc qualification in just two years.

Assessment

Modules are assessed by a combination of exams and coursework at the end of the relevant semester.

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in a degree with some element of economics and/or some quantitative subjects

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

Careers

This course allows you to consolidate your skills and experience in your chosen field of economics. If you complete the course at the required level, you will be able progress onto any of our MSc courses, obtaining a GDip and MSc qualification in just two years.

A masters in economics provides a logical and rigorous perspective on human behaviour which is valued by a wide-range of employers around the world, in banking, business, consulting, government and academia.

Former MSc students are spread around the globe, working in academia, government and the private sector. Economics graduate destinations include Barclays, Bloomberg, Deloitte, Economist Intelligence Unit, Goldman Sachs, IBM, PwC, and Thomson Reuters.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated February 13, 2019
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