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Graduate Diploma Economics

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9 months

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Graduate Diploma

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Programme overview

This is a fast-track, nine-month programme that provides rigorous training in core skills in analytical economics and econometrics, as well as allowing some specialisation in selected areas of the subject. It is intended for graduates whose first degree did not focus on economics.

It is a free-standing qualification, enabling graduates to seek employment in economics-related fields. For those intending to pursue further study, the programme is designed to meet entrance requirements for postgraduate programmes at master's level or higher.


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.


The unit will study the main microeconomic models which underlie modern economic thinking and which are drawn upon by macroeconomics and other fields within economics. As such it will prepare students for final-year units and provide the foundation for students to have the economic tools to apply to concrete problems upon graduation. The approach of the unit will be to take particular issues and show how these can be modelled formally to analyse the issue in detail; to interpret the model and see how underlying assumptions are related to the model?s conclusions; to use empirical analysis to evaluate the models to see if (or when) they are correct.

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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.