Course


Economics (Graduate Diploma)

Study the Economics Graduate Diploma wherever you are in the world.

Developed by academics at LSE, this diploma provides a strong grounding in economics and helps you to develop critical skills for a wide range of real world professional situations.

It is designed for graduates looking for either a standalone qualification in economics or a foundation for postgraduate study.

Course Duration: 1-4 years
Application Deadline: 1 October

Description

Course Overview

Study the Economics Graduate Diploma wherever you are in the world.

Developed by academics at LSE, this diploma provides a strong grounding in economics and helps you to develop critical skills for a wide range of real world professional situations.

It is designed for graduates looking for either a standalone qualification in economics or a foundation for postgraduate study.

Learning Outcomes

Studying this degree, you will:

  • demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the fundamental aspects of economic analysis
  • formulate and develop economic arguments in a logical manner
  • think in a critical manner and evaluate an economic argument
  • apply economic principles and quantitative techniques to the analysis of economic data
  • demonstrate skill in applying economic reasoning to the analysis of a wide range of policy issues.

Career Opportunities:

This diploma will help to prepare you for careers in economics, politics, regulation, and financial management if your first degree is in a different field. It could also help you to gain entry to master’s programmes in this field.

Graduate Diplomas will help you to question and analyse information, develop arguments, and boost your analytical and communication skills – all of which are valued by a broad range of employers.

 

Entry Requirement:

For access to this Graduate Diploma, you will need one of the following:

  • An acceptable Bachelor’s degree, either in a quantitative subject or where you have passed at least 2 courses in satisfactory mathematical subjects.
  • An acceptable Master’s degree (or any other appropriately accredited Level 7 award) of at least 1 year full-time duration, either in a quantitative subject or with at least 1 course in a satisfactory mathematical subject.
  • An acceptable Level 5 or Level 6 award (e.g. HND or Graduate Certificate) of at least 1 year full-time duration, either in a quantitative subject or with at least 2 courses in satisfactory mathematical subjects. You also need at least 2 years’ relevant work experience.

Quantitative subjects

Acceptable quantitative degree/award titles include: Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, Psychology, Quantitative Management, Quantitative Finance, and Social Sciences with Quantitative Methods or Statistics.

Mathematical subjects

Satisfactory mathematical subjects include: Algebra, Algorithms, Business Mathematics, Business Statistics, Calculus, Computer Mathematics, Differentials, Engineering Mathematics, Geometry, Mathematics, Quantitative Methods, Quantitative Techniques, Statistics or Trigonometry.

English Language requirements

You need to demonstrate a good level of English to be admitted to our programmes. We accept a range of evidence, including proficiency test scores. If you don’t have evidence but believe you can meet the standard, we may consider your case.

Computer requirements

We set minimum basic computer requirements because your study resources are accessed via the Student Portal and it is vital that you can access this regularly. For this degree, you will also need Adobe Flash Player to view video material and a media player (such as VLC) to play video files.

Fees:

The fees below relate to new students registering for the 2018-2019 session. These may be increased by up to 7% per annum.

Academic year 2018-2019
Application fee (non-refundable) £92
Initial registration fee £935
Further registration fee for Law options (per course) £55
Examination entry fee per half course £141
Examination entry fee per full course £282
Continuing registration fee £427
Indicative total, Graduate Diploma £2155

 

Additional Costs

You will also need to budget for:

  • Textbooks (could extend to around £300 per year)
  • Tuition costs (if you choose to study at a local teaching centre)
  • Exam centre fees, which are paid directly to the venues where you sit your exams.

We accept most traditional payment methods, including debit/credit card, international money order, and Western Union.

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