Programmes

Graduate Diploma in Economics

Part-time

Programme Overview

Developed and awarded by University of London (UOL), UK. Lead College, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

LSE is one of the foremost social science universities in the world. Since its foundation in 1895, it has acquired a worldwide reputation for the quality of its research – 50% of its research was rated world-leading and a further 37% internationally excellent in the most recent assessment of research quality in UK universities.

Who is this programme for?

This diploma offers a broad perspective to the field of economics, which is essential in the banking and financial arena. Business analysts, researchers and economists alike will find this course useful.
 


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Course Start Date & End Date

September 2017 – June 2018 (PT) inclusive of UOL Final Examination

Special note: 2017 will be the last year SIM will enrol students for this part time programme. Class for full-time study will continue in and beyond 2018.

Fee

S$9,700.00 (est.)for one year

Application Fee applies

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST.

 

 

Application

Applications for 2017 have closed. 

Applications for the 2018 intake will open in January 2018.

 


Events & Programme Briefings

  • Open House Programme Briefing - Business Degrees at SIM Global Education - An overview of different business degrees

    Come join us on Sat Sep 30 18:00:00 SGT 2017, Sat Sep 30 18:00:00 SGT 2017 - Sat Sep 30 19:00:00 SGT 2017, at SIM HQ, Clementi Road ...

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  • Open House Programme Briefing - University of London, Undergraduate Programmes

    Come join us on Sat Sep 30 20:00:00 SGT 2017, Sat Sep 30 20:00:00 SGT 2017 - Sat Sep 30 21:00:00 SGT 2017, at SIM HQ, Clementi Road ...

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  • Open House Programme Briefing - University of London, Undergraduate Programmes

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Get the economics edge in your qualification

The Diploma is suitable for those who want to add an economics skillset to their tertiary qualification.

Also suitable for those who wish to pursue post-graduate studies at a British university but whose first degree may not be readily acceptable in the UK.

With this qualification, you can look forward to employment opportunities in banking, business development, corporate investment, marketing and retail, manufacturing and public services where a sound foundation in economics gives you an edge.

Teaching Faculty

Local faculty, with intensive workshops by UK academics.

Delivery Mode

Lectures, group discussions, workshops and online study

Duration of each lesson is 3 hours.

Mode of Study

Full time classes are held in three-hour blocks between Monday and Saturday, starting at 8.30am, 12pm or 3.30pm. There are occasional classes on weeknights at 7pm and on Sundays and public holidays. Classes for part-time programmes are held from 7pm to 10pm on weeknights or on Saturdays, with occasional classes on Sundays and public holidays. Local students may transfer between the part-time and full-time programme after a year, at the annual course enrolment exercise for continuing students.

Learning Support

  • Annual intensive revision from mid-March to end-April (lessons may be held in the evenings / weekends / public holidays).
  • Classes on study skills, academic writing and the Peer-Assisted Learning sessions.

Academic Materials

  • Virtual Learning Environment
  • SIMConnect portal
  • University materials such as subject guides, past exam papers and exam commentaries, reading lists and handbooks on good study strategies

Programme Calendar

Classes / Sep 2017 – Feb 2018
Revision / Mar – Apr 2018
University Exams / May 2018
Results released / Mid-Aug 2018

Candidature Period

The programme is made up of 4 units and there are no prerequisites for each unit.

1 and 5 years to complete the qualification, with a minimum duration of 1 year.

Students will attend classes with those pursuing a Bachelor's programme at SIM campus.

Minimum Class Size

Minimum class size to commence: 25 students. Students will be informed within 30 days after the application period.

Curriculum

Three compulsory units:

  • EC2020 Elements of Econometrics
  • EC2066 Microeconomics
  • EC2065 Macroeconomics

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One 300 unit with the prefix EC chosen from selection group E

2017-2018 Units offered at SIM
Outline of Modules
Sample of Part-time class schedule

Entry Requirements

  • A full first degree completed in a minimum of 3 years duration on a full-time basis (or equivalent) from a university or an institution acceptable to the University of London,
  • GCE ‘O’ level Mathematics - grade C or C6 and above or its equivalent
  • GCE ‘O’ level English - grade C or C6 and above or its equivalent

Candidates holding professional and/or postgraduate qualifications without a full first degree cannot be considered for admission to the Graduate Entry Route.
University of London International Programmes graduates from the same range of degrees under the academic direction of LSE cannot be considered for the Graduate Entry Route or for the Graduate Diploma.

The list is not exhaustive and is subject to annual revision.

Refer to the University of London prospectus for full information.
 

Estimated Overall Fees

Estimated Overall fee: S$9,700 for 4 units (1 year programme)

The Estimated Overall Fee is made up of :
1. Programme Fees
2. UOL Application Fee
3. UOL Initial Registration Fee
4. UOL examination fee (payable to UOL and RELC Examinations Bureau)

*Refer to the breakdown cost listed below:

Breakdown of Estimated Overall Fees 

Payable to SIM

Programme Fees
4 full units : $5,778.00

Application Fees Applies

Payable to University of London (UOL)

UOL Application Fee (One Time Payment) : £88.00
UOL Initial Registration Fee : £874.00
UOL Examination Fee (4 full units) : $2,300.00

Additional UOL and SIM fees apply for those who repeat/resit the coursework/exam and also for those who extend their registration with the University.

Note: This estimated University of London examination fee, payable in S$ to the RELC Examinations Bureau, includes an admin fee (per paper) to RELC. All UOL fees are subjected to yearly revision.

Click here to refer to the Miscellaneous fees.

 

 

Exemption Eligibility

There are no exemptions from units.


Students will not be permitted to transfer from the Graduate Diploma to the related BSc qualifications offered through the UOL International Programmes.


Students may transfer between the different Graduate Diploma.


A student who fails a unit twice may transfer to another unit, within the 5-year registration period.
 

Profiles

Lecturers & Teaching Modules

Average teacher-student ratio 1:93
 

Assessment & Exams

The programme is made up of full and half-units. Candidates may take four full units and complete them in one sitting at the end of the academic year.

SIM assignments, class tests and preliminary examinations allow students sufficient practice for the University's annual examinations.

The examination marks account for 100% for most papers. The exception is for selected units where the coursework needs to be assessed by the University.

Candidates who fail a module may repeat the module and re-sit the examination the following year. The re-sit unit which is an elective may be replaced by another new unit.

Units which have been passed may not be re-taken. There are a maximum of two attempts for each paper.

There are no pre-requisites for candidates in the Graduate Diploma.

Grading Scheme

70-100 : Distinction
60-69 : Merit
40-59 : Pass
0-39 : Fail

Attendance requirement

Local: 75%

Graduation

Graduates who do well may be awarded with a Diploma with Distinction or Merit.

Graduates of the UOL International Programmes may progress to postgraduate studies either locally or overseas.

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