Grad. Diploma in Economics - Worth It?Watch
Does anyone have relevant experiences they can share? Specifically, I'd like to know whether it's a good stand-alone program by itself for future employment, if I do accept and decide to leave after a year; and whether admission to my original desired program is, essentially, guaranteed as long as I complete the diploma with high grades, and decide to stay. Any other thoughts would be highly appreciated!
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Ultimately, however, it's always what you make out of it. E.g. it should provide a decent preparation for a job in (political) risk analysis where some form of economic knowledge is helpful if not necessary). If you're holding a degree in journalism and middle east studies, this might exactly be what you need to land your dream job.
PS: To understand diploma courses in the UK better, it always helped me to see them as a "fast track Bachelor": you gain the quintessence of a Bachelor degree in the desired field while utilising the academic skills you've acquired previously (comprehension of academic material, writing essays and the likes).
Nancy, I think I'm in a similar situation to you when you started this thread, I currently have a bsc in maths and philosophy from Nottingham university and am studying for an msc in maths at King's London but ultimately I want to go into economics, either academically or working in development organisations. If you don't mind i'd be interested to know what you chose to do in the end and if you are at SOAS now whether you could tell me a bit about the teaching and the course?
I did do the Graduate diploma in economics at SOAS, frankly out of my classmates 15 had the intention of cotinuing at SOAS by the end of the course only 2 did given how disappointed they were with the course.