Economics taught courses






The School of Economics has been providing postgraduate economics programmes for over 25 years. As one of the largest economics departments in the UK, we offer an unrivalled combination of teaching from expert academics, a wide choice of modules, and individual one-to-one supervision for your dissertation.

Our research underpins our teaching and has a tangible impact on policy. Studying our taught postgraduate courses enables you to take your economics further. They provide excellent preparation for a wide range of roles including professional economists, analysts, policy makers and academics, and in a variety of fields such as banking, finance, economic consultancy and civil service.

They are also suitable if you wish to retrain or upskill at key stages of your career or change direction and take advantage of the greater job opportunities open to economics graduates.

We attract high achieving students from the UK and abroad and have a vibrant postgraduate community. All of this combines to provide a stimulating environment for learning and research, without losing the friendly and informal atmosphere for which Nottingham is renowned.

GDip Economics

If you wish to study one of our taught postgraduate programmes and have a good undergraduate degree in a discipline outside economics, our GDip Economics (Conversion) offers the perfect conversion programme.

It can be tailored to suit the needs of students from a range of academic backgrounds with varying degrees of mathematical competence, so you are equipped with the knowledge and skills required to undertake postgraduate studies in this field.

Alternatively, the GDip also offers first degree graduates from other disciplines the opportunity to enhance their skillset and boost their career prospects, by adding an element of economics study to their CV.

Dual degree options

The school has professional links with the University of Konstanz and the University of Tübingen in Germany. If you complete the taught component of this course, you can transfer onto our dual degree and spend a second year in Konstanz or Tübingen. This is a great opportunity to travel abroad and study at a highly ranked university in beautiful parts of Germany.

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