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Economics - Diploma plus MSc (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)

Our Diploma is aimed at students without a background in economics, and will provide training in the core components of modern economic analysis and appropriate quantitative methods. You will acquire the ability to analyse economic problems, both empirically and theoretically, developing knowledge of economic trends, institutions and policy.

The Diploma plus MSc programme is available for those who plan to convert from a first degree subject other than Economics to a Master’s in Economics. Following a successful completion of the Diploma to a required standard you will then be eligible to progress onto our MSc programmes in year two.

Related Degrees:

Behavioural and Economic Science (Economics) (MSc)

Economics (Diploma)

Economics (MSc)

Economics (MRes leading to PhD)

Economics and International Financial Economics (MSc)

Core Modules:

  • Macroeconomics 2
  • Microeconomics 2
  • Econometrics 1
  • Economic Analysis: Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
  • Quantitative Methods: Econometrics A or Quantitative Methods: Econometrics B (includes Introductory Mathematics and Statistics)
  • Dissertation

If you would like to view the core modules in greater detail, please visit this page and this page.

Optional Modules:

This programme has optional modules to choose from to allow you to achieve the required credits to successfully complete the award. At a research led institution, optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning experience current and up-to-date. Students on this programme should note that, given the very wide choice of optional modules, it will not be possible to combine all optional modules available within a clash-free timetable, and students are advised to check the timetable when making their choices at the start of the academic year. For the optional modules available in this department please visit this page.

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.


Teaching is mainly carried out through lectures and seminars, with an average of 8-10 hours of lectures and 3-5 hours of seminars per week, plus several short tests, exercises and essays per term.

You will be expected to undertake your own independent study for an average of 17 hours per term-time week.

There are a range of facilities available both on and off campus to help you further your own research and learning and become an independent, active learner.

We encourage one-to-one interaction with our world-leading academics and offer great flexibility in the optional modules that allow you to specialise or diversify your studies.

Contact Hours:

An average of 8-10 hours of lectures and 3-5 hours of seminars per week.

Class Sizes:

Diploma (Year 1)

Lecture size will vary, especially for the optional modules, but also for core lectures. Some of the larger modules may have 200-450 students and weekly seminars typically average around 15-20 students.

MSc (Year 2)

Core modules range from 50 -200 students and seminars have typically around 15 students.


For Diploma students, assessment is through formal examinations and coursework.

Feedback is a vital part of the assessment process, as it helps you to reach your full potential by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of your work and the actions needed to develop your understanding and enhance your performance.

Feedback is provided in a variety of ways, including: grades and comments on marked work, solutions to problem sets, verbal feedback from tutors and peers in Support and Feedback Classes, Advice and Feedback hours with academic staff, and personal tutor meetings.

Our graduates have gone on to work in sectors including:

  • Banking and finance
  • Governments and politics
  • Research and policy

They have progressed into roles such as:

  • Economist
  • Consultant
  • Analyst
  • Project Manager and Researcher
  • working for world-leading organisations including:
  • Bank of England
  • KPMG
  • Bloomberg
  • J.P Morgan
  • Deloitte
  • PwC
  • European Central Bank
  • Bank of China

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For more information visit this page.

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Essential information

Course Code



Full-time: 2 years

(September 2019 - September 2021)

Entry Requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) and a good standard in A Level mathematics or
equivalent (including algebra and calculus)

English Language Requirements

Band A 

IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.

Department of Study


Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

See Student Finance


For scholarships available please visit the department website.

Additional Course Costs

No additional costs. Social events and trips organised by the department are free of charge.

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.


How to Apply

Department website

Get a PG Prospectus


This information is applicable for 2019 entry.