The Graduate Diploma provides 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.
The Graduate Diploma is offered over 10 months, full-time.
We play a leading role in the Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science (CBESS) and the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy (CCP), which has a leadership role in the international policy debate in industrial and competition economics. The School is ranked among the top European Economics departments in the Centre for Higher Education Excellence Group for outstanding research performance indicators, so as our teaching is research-led, this means you will learn from some of the UK’s leading academics within these fields. Economics at UEA was also ranked fifth in the world and first in the UK in this area according to an independent study by econphd.net and in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008), 95 per cent of our research was found to be of international standing.