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International Graduate Diploma in Economics and Social Sciences (Accelerated)

International Graduate Diploma in Economics and Social Sciences (Accelerated)

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Study mode

Full time


6 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Graduate Diploma

Subject areas

Social Sciences Social Economics Preparatory Courses

Course type


Course Summary

Prepare for direct entry to a postgraduate degree in a range of Economics and Social Sciences subjects, from Journalism to International Politics, at City, University of London.

On campus and online study options This program is available to study either on campus or online – giving you the flexibility to choose what’s best for you.

If you start online and are then able to travel to the UK, you’ll be able to transfer to an on-campus program in January or March/April 2022. You’ll need to meet any visa requirements and demonstrate good attendance and performance during your studies online.

If you’re applying for an Online Extended program, you’ll be offered an Online Academic English plus Online or on-campus academic pathway study plan.

Course features

  • Develop your knowledge and skills through active learning in your chosen subject area.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students.
  • Adapt to studying in the UK with a strong focus on study and research skills.
  • Improve your English level and develop the vocabulary for your chosen degree subject.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

  • Business Economics-MSc
  • Creative Writing and Publishing-MA
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice-MSc
  • Culture, Policy and Management-MA
  • Diplomacy and Foreign Policy-MA
  • Economic Evaluation in Healthcare-MSc
  • Food Policy-MSc
  • Global Creative Industries-MA
  • Global Political Economy-MA

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to all postgraduate degrees at City, University of London is highly competitive and students hoping to study at postgraduate level must maintain high standards throughout their Graduate Diploma programme. Whilst grades in the Graduate Diploma programme do not count towards your postgraduate degree, your performance will be used to determine whether you meet the criteria for entry to your chosen postgraduate degree programme at the University. Please see the progression requirements for your intended degree below.

Assessment is both formal and informal, designed to help students build on their successes and meet requirements for entry to postgraduate study. You will be assessed by a combination of:

an independent research project - a written version and a presentation
coursework which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

Core Modules:

English Language and Study Skills
Research Skills

Specialist Modules:

  • Introduction to Economics
  • Contemporary Approaches to Social Science and Humanities
  • Project Management
  • Introduction to Social Sciences


This module will provide you with a basic understanding of the nature of enquiry, developing your ability to access and analyse data.
Project Management (20 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

Completion of a minimum of three years of higher education with good grades. Previous study in a relevant academic discipline or relevant industry experience may be required for admission to specialised postgraduate courses.