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Economics Short Courses

Certificate of Higher Education


The Certificate of Higher Education (Economics) is a four-module (or three and two half modules) award which is designed to give you the tools and techniques necessary for investigating important contemporary economic issues.

Further study opportunities: If you successfully complete 2 specified modules in 1 year you can apply for admission to a range of undergraduate programmes at Birkbeck. See 'Related Studies'.

Click here for Provisional Module Outlines

You can enrol on the short courses to start in October, January or April/May



Timetable 2018/19 (subject to change, updated 10/09/18)


Related Studies

If you are interested in continuing your studies at Birkbeck, the Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics offer direct progression routes from the Certificate of Higher Education in Economics to the BSc programmes in Economics. In order to be considered for the degrees, you must pass two Certificate of Higher Education Economics modules in one year:

For the BSc Economics, BSc Financial Economics and BSc Financial Economics with Accounting, you must pass Economic Principles and Quantitative Economic Methods with 60% or above. For the BSc Economic and Social Policy and BSc Economics and Business, you must pass Economic Principles and International Economics and Finance with 60% or above.

Employer Sponsorships

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A good number of students on the Economics short courses are sponsored by their employer each year. To find out more about how your new skills will apply to your workplace and how to approach your employer, see below:

A student guide to employer sponsorship

Student Testimonials

Mathias Compain
CertHE Economics, BSc Financial Economics and MPhil Economics at Birkbeck

'... I would advise anyone who is thinking about studying an Cert HE to jump in as you never know how far it might get you.'

Contact us

Ian Munro
Telephone: 020 7631 6640
Email: i.munro