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Graduate Diploma Economics

University of Essex

9 months
13028 GBP/year
6072 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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On the Graduate Diploma Economics offered by the University of Essex we teach you the essentials of micro- and macroeconomics, and then you have the option to explore whichever topics in economics interest you the most, from international trade and health, to mathematical methods, to theories of monopolies.

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At Graduate Diploma Economics offered by the University of Essex we push the frontiers of accepted wisdom, critically examining the decisions of individuals, the strategies of firms, and the policies of governments to understand and challenge the standard paradigms of economics.

If your first degree is in a subject other than economics, or your economics training does not provide sufficient technical experience for direct entry on our MSc courses, we offer a full-time, nine-month Diploma in Economics. If you obtain your Diploma with Merit or Distinction, you can then automatically register for one of our MSc courses, so over the two years you gain a thorough training in economics principles and practice at the Masters level.

Your future

After completing your masters, you may wish to extend your knowledge with a research degree – many Essex graduates decide to stay here for further study.

Alternatively, our course also prepares you for employment; recent surveys have shown that higher degree graduates are more likely to obtain jobs at professional or managerial level.

Our recent MSc Economics graduates have gone on to work for a range of high-profile organisations:

  • The Ministry of Finance
  • HM Treasury
  • The Work Foundation
  • Fitch Ratings
  • Schroders Investment Management

More generally, our graduates find employment in roles such as business and financial analysts, management consultants, government officials, and economists for banks and other financial organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Macroeconomics (Intermediate)
  • Microeconomics (Intermediate)
  • Algorithmic Game Theory
  • Technological change: past, present and future prospects
  • Management of New Technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We recommend that you apply as soon as you are able to.


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2.2 Degree in any discipline with some evidence of quantitative ability.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13028 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13028 GBP per year during 9 months.
  • National

    6072 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6072 GBP per year during 9 months.

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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