University of East Anglia UEA

University of East Anglia UEA


The Graduate Diploma in Economics provides a core training in Economics for graduates (or those with an equivalent qualification) who do not already have an extensive recent economics background. As well as being a qualification in its own right, our Graduate Diploma also provides a sound basis for progression to further postgraduate study. Students who successfully secure a good pass on our Graduate Diploma, subject to the appropriate choice of options, are guaranteed a place on our MA or MSc degree programmes.

Entry requirements

A good UK Honours degree, or equivalent in any subject; students are typically asked to attend a short pre-sessional course in mathematics and statistics. All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose 1st language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all 4 components, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Tier 4 visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in 1 of the listed countries.

Course modules

Core modules: Principles of microeconomics; principles of macroeconomics; topics in economic analysis; methods of economics research. optional modules from a list including: development economics; the european economy; mathematical economics; public sector economics; the economics of corporate finance; strategic thinking; macroeconomics, institutions and policies.

Assessment methods

Assessment takes place throughout your period of study. The majority of modules are assessed by a combination of coursework and examination.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of East Anglia Norwich NR4 7TJ East of England

Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01603 591515