University of Sussex

University of Sussex


This course is designed both for graduates of other disciplines who wish to change their academic direction, and for economics graduates who need additional training to enable them to enter an MSc degree. All students study macro- and microeconomic principles, statistics, mathematics and two options in economics including at least one of International Trade and the Economics of Development over the course of nine months. Successful completion of the Diploma with an average mark of at least 60 per cent providesguaranteed admission to one of our MSc degrees in economics in the following academic year.

Entry requirements

A 1st- or upper 2nd-Class undergraduate Honours degree in a subject other than economics or a lower 2nd-Class undergraduate degree in economics.

Course modules

Core modules: Advanced macroeconomics; advanced microeconomics; introduction to mathematics for finance and economics; macroeconomics 2; microeconomics 2. Option modules include: Applied econometrics; behavioural economics; econometrics; global economic history; international trade; statistics and introductory econometrics; the economics of development.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations, and (for statistics) a project report.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Graduate Diploma Full-time £ 4,300 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
Graduate Diploma Full-time £ 9,350 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 6,060 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 14,450 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
Graduate Diploma Part-time - 24 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
01273 872717