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Graduate Diploma Economics

Course Description


The Graduate Diploma in Economics provides a core training in Economics for graduates who do not already have an extensive recent economics background, also providing a foundaiton for progression to further postgraduate study. Students who successfully secure a good pass on this Graduate Diploma, (subject to the appropriate choice of options) are guaranteed a place on UEA’s MA or MSc degree programmes.


The Graduate Diploma provides core training in Economics for graduates (or those with an equivalent qualification) who do not already have recent economics background and want to pursue further postgraduate study. Further study includes the Applied Training Programme (Master of Arts) which is designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics. There’s also the Academic and Professional Programme (Master of Science) that is designed to provide intensive research-led training in advanced economic theory, econometrics and research methods. Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical work, including computer lab sessions.


Teaching in UEA’s School of Economics is informed by cutting edge research and practice; members of academic staff advise the European Commission, the Office of Fair Trading and other institutions, and their day-to-day experience in the running of competition policy gives a practical angle to the academic rigour of their teaching.


This route is suitable for those who aim to gain employment as professional economists in government, financial institutions, business, commerce, industry, management, international agencies, international relations and the mass media. Employability is a very important aspect of all the School’s degree programmes as they use a wide range of assessment methods in teaching that enable students to develop and practise a number of skills, which are highly valued by employers.

Visit the Graduate Diploma Economics page on the University of East Anglia website for more details!

Student Profiles

School of Economics, University of East Anglia – Postgraduate Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

Funding for postgraduate study is available both from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and from a number of external schemes. Applicants should note that many award schemes have early closing dates and may require the acceptance of the offer of a place as a condition of eligibility. If you wish to apply for funding you are therefore strongly advised to apply to the School of Economics as early as possible in the year of entry. Please indicate in your application that you wish to be considered for an award.The School of Economics, within the Faculty of Social Sciences at UEA, has an excellent research and teaching profile with strong international links to institutes, organisations, international networks and research councils both throughout Europe and globally.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Award value usually for duration of the period of study and may vary for individual Scholarships.


A variety of Scholarships and Bursaries may be offered to Home/EU and International students. These are usually awarded to students on the basis of academic merit.

Application Procedure

For full details about how to apply and application deadlines for individual Courses, Scholarships and Funding opportunities specifically available to you, please visit the link below.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Open to applicants with a 2.2 degree (or equivalent) in Economics or another relevant subject. A background in statistics is preferable. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant. All applicants should have at least a grade B at Maths GCSE or equivalent.

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