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Economics, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #44 (QS) Online
Developed by academics at LSE, this diploma provides a strong grounding in economics and helps you to develop critical skills for a wide range of real world professional situations.


Studying this degree, you will:

  • demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the fundamental aspects of economic analysis
  • formulate and develop economic arguments in a logical manner
  • think in a critical manner and evaluate an economic argument
  • apply economic principles and quantitative techniques to the analysis of economic data
  • demonstrate skill in applying economic reasoning to the analysis of a wide range of policy issues.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Economics of development
  • Elements of econometrics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Economic history since 1900
  • Economics of labour
  • International economics
  • Public economics
  • Industrial economics
  • Monetary economics
  • Mathematical economics
  • Corporate finance
  • Economic geography
  • International political economy
  • Managerial economics
  • Further mathematics for economists

                                Detailed Programme Facts

                                • Programme intensity Part-time
                                  • Average part-time duration 12 months
                                  • Intensity Flexible
                                  • Part-time variant
                                  • Duration description
                                    1-5 years
                                • Languages
                                  • English
                                • Delivery mode
                                  • Time flexibility
                                    Fully structured
                                  • Attendance
                                    Regular optional meetings
                                  • Teacher support
                                    Continuous support with feedback on request
                                  • Student interaction
                                    Online group works/assignments

                                English Language Requirements

                                You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                • Minimum required score:


                                  The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                                  The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                                Academic Requirements

                                General Requirements

                                For access to this Graduate Diploma, you will need one of the following:
                                • An acceptable Bachelor's degree, either in a quantitative subject or where you have passed at least 2 courses in satisfactory mathematical subjects.
                                • An acceptable Master's degree (or any other appropriately accredited Level 7 award) of at least 1 year full-time duration, either in a quantitative subject or with at least 1 course in a satisfactory mathematical subject.
                                • An acceptable Level 5 or Level 6 award (e.g. HND or Graduate Certificate) of at least 1 year full-time duration, either in a quantitative subject or with at least 2 courses in satisfactory mathematical subjects. You also need at least 2 years' relevant work experience.

                                Tuition Fee

                                • International

                                  2155 GBP/full
                                  Tuition Fee
                                  Based on the original amount of 2155 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
                                • National

                                  2155 GBP/full
                                  Tuition Fee
                                  Based on the original amount of 2155 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
                                We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.


                                Sponsorship from your employer

                                Many students receive financial support from their own employers. As you study by distance learning you can continue with your studies while you work, and do not need to take time away from the workplace. See the employers section on our website for guidance for employers.

                                Other sources of funding

                                The level of competition for sponsorship and educational awards is extremely high, so we recommend that you investigate funding early. Do not delay in making an application as in some instances an offer of a place can be advantageous in a funding application.

                                There are a variety of sources of funding available, dependent on your nationality, employment and other factors. We recommend that you look at the following, although this is not an exhaustive list:

                                • UK students may be eligible for a part-time tuition fee loan
                                • The Aga Khan Foundation [external link] which provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies.
                                • United Nations (UNESCO, FAO, UNDP, UNEP etc)
                                • Bilateral Aid Agencies (SIDA, GTZ, etc)
                                • European Union
                                • British Council
                                • UK Department for International Development / Foreign & Commonwealth Office
                                • NGOs
                                • Educational and other charitable trusts

                                Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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