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Tuition fee:
  • € 15,765 / Year (EEA)
  • € 15,765 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014, January  2015
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Preparing you for direct entry to an Economics Masters in London

Combining intensive academic study with English language and study skills, the Graduate Diploma in Economics in London prepares you for postgraduate degrees at the University of East Anglia School of Economics.

Why apply for the graduate diploma programme?

  • a quality-assured university programme
  • modern learning environment with excellent facilities
  • a conditional offer of a place on a designated postgraduate course
  • intensive English language tuition
  • a highly supportive study environment with small class sizes


You will study the following modules:

English Language and Study Skills

You will improve your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, as well as academic skills in written work, delivering presentations and partaking in discussions.

Foundation in Economics

The aim of this module is to provide you with a basic understanding of economics. The module looks at the wider economic environment and applies economic thinking to current issues and problems.

Statistics for QuantitativeResearch

This module provides grounding in the usage of statistics in quantitative research. You will develop your quantitative skills and gain an insight into inferential statistics. You will also be introduced to statistical concepts and methods of data analysis commonly applied in business and social sciences.

Foundation in Business

The aim of this module is to provide you with a basic understanding of business management. The module introduces the business world in a range of topics related to business management, as well as the concepts and vocabulary that underpin business studies in general.

Research Skills

This module provides a basic understanding of the nature of enquiry, developing your ability to access and analyse data. A large part of the module involves analysing and interpreting existing data from various fields of research.

Research Project in Economics

The research project brings together the skills and understanding from other modules. The research can be primary or secondary and allows you to practise core skills necessary for postgraduate level study.

How will i be assessed?

Assessment is both formal and informal, and designed to help students build on their successes and meet requirements for entry to postgraduate study. Marks do not count towards the Masters qualification, but help the University to assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

  • assessment of your level of English language is based on the written and oral skills required for postgraduate study
  • assessment of your pathway's subject is based on written assignments, group work, project work, oral presentations, tests and written examinations
  • assessment of the research project is primarily based on the final written version of the project and a presentation.


Academic requirements:

Pass in an undergraduate degree in any academic subject (as approved by University of East Anglia, London)


Diploma (3 - 5 years) with high academic grades (as approved by University of East Anglia, London)

English requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each subskill) or equivalent.

Students who do not meet the minimum English language requirements can apply for English for Postgraduate Study.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 5.5


International student scholarships

Graduate Diploma programmes, up to the value of £3,000 each.

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