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Postgraduate Diploma Law and Economics

Course Description

The Law and Economics Postgraduate Diploma programme is a joint programme offered by the Centre for Commercial Law Studies and the School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary University of London. It is intended to give professional postgraduate training to students wishing to pursue and advance careers in the City, Government or elsewhere in the private sector.

The programme brings the latest advances of applied research and is specifically designed to impart a thorough knowledge of market-based economics and law.

It designed to include two compulsory two half taught modules in Law and Economics and one elective module in Economics. The main objective of the electives is for you to have the flexibility to tailor the course curriculum to their specific needs and career choices.
The Diploma in Law and Economics is available to study full-time for one year (12 months).


Students must take a total of 120 credits to include the compulsory Dissertation - 90% /Group Presentation 10% (30 credits) and the two compulsory 22.5 credits. The remaining 45 credits must be taken from the elective Law (either two 22.5 credit modules or one 45 credit module) or elective Economics modules (three 15 credit modules).

You may study on one of two pathways:

Jurisprudence, if you have a legal background or an undergraduate degree in law; or Economics, if you have an economic/finance background or have an undergraduate degree in economics or finance.

If you want to review concepts such as statistical distributions and matrix algebra, you also have the option to attend pre-sessional modules during induction week (week zero) and week one of the first term within the School of Economics and Finance. You will be also presented with basic statistics and statistical software during the first term.

Visit the Postgraduate Diploma Law and Economics page on the Queen Mary University of London website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A degree in Law or Economics (Finance) or overseas equivalent, of at least 2.1 honours (or equivalent). Graduates with a good 2.2 honours who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify.Each application is considered on its merits and on sight of full application documents. Non-native English speakers are required to have a minimum of IELTS 7 or equivalent.

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