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  • Objectives
    This course has been tailored to meet the needs of students who wish to progress on to a Masters programme, but did not specialise in Economics in their undergraduate degree. You will be able to follow one of three streams according to your mathematical skills and will take a range of undergraduate modules in order to bring your knowledge to the appropriate level for postgraduate study. If you achieve an average mark of 60% or more, you will be allowed to progress to the relevant MSc programme
  • Academic Title
    Gdip Economics (Conversion)
  • Course description
    Key facts

    -This course offers a conversion route from your undergraduate degree on to one of the range of courses offered through our Masters programme. 
    -The Nottingham School of Economics is a recognised centre of excellence in teaching, having achieved a perfect score of 24/24 in the latest QAA teaching audit. 
    -It is also one of the premier centres for teaching and research in economics in the UK, achieving a 5A ranking in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise

    Course Content
    You will take 120 credits’ worth of modules through one of three routes according to your undergraduate background and your current mathematical skills.

    -Stream 1 is for students with a mathematical background – if you follow this stream, you will be required to take second year modules in Econometrics. 
    -Stream 2 is for those without a mathematical background. Students following this stream will be required to take first-year mathematical economics and econometrics modules. 
    -Stream 3 is for students with no mathematical background who want to proceed to the Applied Economics MSc programme. Students following this stream will be required to take first-year Quantitative Economics modules, which are less technical than those taken by students in the first two streams.
    -Students in all three streams take a selection of third-year modules. Advanced macroeconomics and microeconomics are compulsory.

    You will then be able to choose two of the following optional modules:

    -Advanced Econometrics 
    -Agriculture in Development 
    -Economic Development 
    -Economics of European Agricultural Policy 
    -Economics of International
    -Trade Economics of the European Union 
    -Economics of the Public Sector 
    -Experimental Economics 
    -Health Economics 
    -International Trade Policy and the European Community 
    -Labour Economics 
    -Monetary Economics 
    -Natural Resource and Environmental Economics 
    -Numerical Methods in Economics 
    -Operations Research 
    -Political Economy

    Please note that all module details are subject to change.

    If you achieve an average mark of 60% or more over the duration of the course, you will be allowed to progress to the relevant MSc programme.

    Course Structure
    The Diploma in Economics (Conversion) is taught on a full-time basis over 9 months.

    You will be required to complete 120 credits’ worth of core and optional modules. For all students, 100 credits will be taken from third-year undergraduate modules. The remaining 20 credits will be gained from alternative first and second year mathematical modules depending on your mathematical background

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