Graduate Diploma in Economics
The programme is suitable for graduates of any discipline who, for professional or personal reasons, wish to secure a stand-alone qualification in economics. It is also ideal for those who wish to undertake postgraduate work and whose first degree is in an unrelated field. It aims to provide a thorough grounding in the principles of economics while developing critical skills for a wide range of real world professional situations.
You will be part of a vibrant online community of fellow students and tutors who will lead you through your course, provide you with individual feedback and prepare you for your exams. Learn more about our tutors by visiting their profiles.
Specifically, the programme is aimed at graduates who wish to:
acquire and demonstrate vocational skills in a particular field in the workplace and beyond or
use the Diploma as a basis for progression into postgraduate study and whose first degree is in an unrelated field or
gain a stronger basis for entry to postgraduate study at a university and whose first degree may not be readily acceptable as equivalent to a good UK honours degree.
study flexibly and balance their studies with their professional and personal commitments
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) provides academic direction for this programme. LSE is regarded as an international centre of academic excellence and innovation in the social sciences. As a Graduate Diploma student you will gain insight and knowledge from some of the finest minds in their area of study.
"I chose to study the Graduate Diploma in Economics through the University of London because it's flexible. It’s also got a great, great brand… I love the fact that the LSE provides the academic direction."
Perry Jackson, Graduate Diploma in Economics, New Zealand