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Programme structure: Graduate Diploma in Economics - what's running in 2020/21

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Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Microeconomics with Extended Essay EFIM30052 30 Mandatory TB-2
Macroeconomics with Extended Essay EFIM30053 30 Mandatory TB-1
Applied Quantitative Research Methods EFIM20010 20 Mandatory TB-2
Mathematical and Statistical Methods EFIM10008 20 Mandatory TB-1
If students have sufficient mathematical attainment in prior degrees, 20 credit points of the following may be taken instead of EFIM10008. A case for this will have to be made and agreed by the Programme Director.
Economic Data EFIM10016 20 Optional TB-1
Growth and Development ECON20023 20 Optional TB-1
Students must choose 20 credit points of TB2 units
Macroeconomic Theory and Policy ECON30077 20 Optional TB-2
Behavioural Economics EFIM30027 20 Optional TB-2
Public Economics EFIM30034 20 Optional TB-2
Industrial Economics ECON30076 20 Optional TB-2
Economics of Developing Countries ECON30071 20 Optional TB-2
Environmental Economics EFIM30004 20 Optional TB-2
Graduate Diploma in Economics   120      

Progression/award requirements

Unit Pass Mark for Undergraduate Programmes:

  • 40 out of 100 – for level C/4, I/5 & H/6 units
  • 50 out of 100 – for level M/7 units

For details on the weightings for classifying undergraduate degrees, please see the Agreed Weightings, by Faculty, to be applied for the Purposes of Calculating the Final Programme Mark and Degree Classification in Undergraduate Programmes.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Please refer to the specific progression/award requirements for programmes with a preliminary year of study, the Gateway programmes and International Foundation programmes.

Exit awards

All undergraduate degree programmes allow the opportunity for a student to exit from a programme with a Diploma or Certificate of Higher Education.

  • To be awarded a Diploma of Higher Education, a student must have successfully completed 240 credit points, of which at least 90 must be at level 5.
  • To be awarded a Certificate of Higher Education, a student must have successfully completed 120 credit points at level 4.

Integrated Master's degrees may also allow the opportunity for a student to exit from the programme with an equivalent Bachelor's degree where a student has achieved 360 credit points, of which 90 must be at level 6, and has successfully met any additional criteria as described in the programme specification.

The opportunities for a student to exit from one of the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine, and Dentistry with an Award is outlined in the relevant Programme Regulations (which are available as an annex in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes).

Degree classifications:

  • First Class Honours 70 and above
  • Second Class Honours, First Division 60-69
  • Second Class Honours, Second Division 50-59
  • Third Class Honours 40-49
  • Fail 39 and below

An Ordinary degree can be awarded if a student has successfully completed at least 300 credits with a minimum of 60 credits at Level 6.

The pass mark for the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine and Dentistry is 50 out of 100. The classification of a degree in the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine, and Dentistry is provided in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

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