University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge


This is a conversion course for graduates in disciplines other than economics; it gives an understanding of the core principles and techniques of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, and provides a 2-year route to the MPhil. Since modern economics makes frequent use of formal (mathematical and statistical) analysis, a good mathematical background is essential for applicants to the Diploma programme.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree in a subject other than economics required (good mathematical background is essential for applicants to the Diploma). All applicants should have attained or expect to attain the highest undergraduate qualifications. Applicants from UK universities are usually expected to have a first class degree. Applicants from North American institutions should have attained or expect to attain a GPA of 3.7 out of 4 or its equivalent. Applicants from other educational systems should not apply unless they are, or expect to be, within the top ten per cent of their reference group. Applicants whose degree is not from a UK university should submit the result of the graduate record examination (GRE) general test with their application.

Course modules

The Diploma is made up of lectures from the second year of the BA in Economics, and dedicated Diploma Lectures and classes run by Faculty in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by written papers and an econometrics project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Diploma Full-time £ 9,960 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
Diploma Full-time £ 19,557 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

Key information

Graduate Admissions (Economics)
Telephone number: 
01223 335200