Application deadline: We're happy to accept students right up to when our courses begin, as long as there are places available
Tuition fee:
  • £ 13,450 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 13,450 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015, January  2016
Duration full-time: 9 months
  • 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?

  • guaranteed university placement for all successful students
  • a quality-assured university programme
  • full university status
  • a conditional offer of a place on a designated postgraduate degree at UEA London and the University of East Anglia
  • modern learning environment with excellent facilities
  • intensive English language tuition
  • a highly supportive study environment with small class sizes

Course length: 3 terms (9 months)

When can I start?

  • January Start (3 terms)

Mon 07 Jan 2013 to Fri 28 Mar 2013
Mon 08 Apr 2013 to Fri 28 Jun 2013
Mon 08 Jul 2013 to Fri 23 Aug 2013


  • September Start (3 terms)

Mon 23 Sep 2013 to Fri 13 Dec 2013
Mon 06 Jan 2014 to Fri 21 Mar 2014
Mon 07 Apr 2014 to Fri 13 Jun 2014


  • January Start (3 terms)

Mon 06 Jan 2014 to Fri 21 Mar 2014
Mon 07 Apr 2014 to Fri 27 Jun 2014
Mon 07 Jul 2014 to Fri 05 Sep 2014



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 Quantitative Research

  • 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.


The Graduate Diploma is suitable for international students who need an introduction to the study of a subject in preparation to study it at postgraduate level, or to upgrade qualifications if you have studied a 3 year Diploma in a relevant subject. The Graduate Diploma is also suitable for those that want to increase or update their subject knowledge or those that need to improve their English language study skills within the context of their chosen subject.


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)

For information about country-specific entry requirements please contact us

English requirements:

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

We can also accept Pearson (PTE). Please contact us for further details.

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

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 5.5

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.


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