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Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Economics

Birkbeck, University of London

12 months
Duration
12920 GBP/year
8880 GBP/year
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This specialist conversion Economics course at Birkbeck, University of London fills a critical gap in the market for postgraduate training in economics. If you have an undergraduate degree in another subject area but wish to switch to economics, this course will help you do that - without requiring you to sign up to a full undergraduate degree.

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Overview

You do not need any prior training in the subject. The Economics course at Birkbeck, University of London will give you a thorough grounding in the fundamental ideas and methods of modern economics, and you will learn to apply economic reasoning to practical problems. Crucially, you will also develop the necessary mathematical and statistical toolkit for studying economics. This rigorous and intensive training, spread over one or two years, will enable you to compete on equal terms with students graduating with undergraduate degrees in economics.

We now also offer the Graduate Diploma in Economics through online study, supported by handouts and video recording of classroom lectures via our online platform, Moodle. The course structure and assessment methods are identical to those for students who take the course face-to-face, with written examinations either in Birkbeck, or, by arrangement, at a wide range of sites throughout the world.

To succeed as an online student, you must be well organised, highly motivated and proactive in tracking the material. Access to your instructors is the main asset we offer, so you should be ready to actively maintain contact with your lecturers and class teachers via email or Skype.

The Graduate Diploma is an undergraduate-level qualification. Upon completing the programme, a significant proportion of students exit directly to the job market. Other students use this programme as a preparation for an MSc in economics or related disciplines.

The one-year full-time route offers rapid progression to a high degree of economic literacy and has been specifically designed for people working full-time; students who prefer to spread the course over a longer period should apply for the two-year part-time route which has a lighter workload.

Careers and Employability

Graduates can pursue a career in banking and finance, the public sector, industry, and research and analysis. Possible professions include economist, financial risk analyst, statistician, or management consultant. This degree can also be useful in becoming an actuary, Civil Service fast streamer or local government officer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Statistics and Econometrics
  • Mathematics for Economists
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • At least a second-class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent, in any discipline.

  • Evidence of aptitude for mathematical and statistical analysis is advantageous.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12920 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8880 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8880 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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