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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. Many students choose to take these courses as standalone modules, so you can take one 15 credit module up to 120 credits if you wish.

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 2019-20 Module Outlines

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


2019-20 Timetable



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

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

Contact us

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