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Qualification type

Graduate Diploma

Subject areas

Economics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This specialist conversion course fills a critical gap in the market for postgraduate training in economics. If you have an undergraduate degree in another subject area but wish to switch to economics, this course will help you do that - without requiring you to sign up to a full undergraduate degree. You do not need any prior training in the subject. The programme will give you a thorough grounding in the fundamental ideas and methods of modern economics, and you will learn to apply economic reasoning to practical problems.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework.

Graduates can pursue a career in banking and finance, the public sector, industry, and research and analysis. Possible professions include economist, financial risk analyst, statistician, or management consultant. This degree can also be useful in becoming an actuary, Civil Service fast streamer or local government officer.

Different course options

Full time | Birkbeck, Central London WC1 | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

Economists have been described as people who are good with numbers but not creative enough to be accountants. This course is designed to ensure that you are good with numbers, and that you can interpret and analyse economic and financial data and develop a critical awareness of some of the pitfalls in collecting, presenting and using data.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need at least a 2:2 degree in any discipline or equivalent. The one-year full-time programme usually requires a 2:1. Evidence of aptitude for mathematical and statistical analysis is advantageous.

University information

With a history that dates back 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London is unique in that it delivers its near-300 postgraduate courses in the evenings, enabling students to work or focus on other commitments during the day. Courses can be studied full-time or part-time and some can be studied through distance learning. Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research universities and provides its 700 postgraduate research student with a...more

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