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.
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.
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- Macroeconomics (Intermediate)
- Microeconomics (Intermediate)
- Algorithmic Game Theory
- Technological change: past, present and future prospects
- Management of New Technology
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- 9 months
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DisciplinesEconomics Econometrics View 121 other Masters in Econometrics in United Kingdom
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- A 2.2 Degree in any discipline with some evidence of quantitative ability.
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International13028 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13028 GBP per year during 9 months.
National6072 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6072 GBP per year during 9 months.
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