Graduate diploma


LSE offers diploma programmes in Accounting and Finance and as the first year of two-year MSc programmes in the Economics Department.

Diploma students attend specially arranged classes and tutorials; in most, but not all cases you would attend lectures from undergraduate courses. Most diplomas are assessed by formal written examinations, though a number have assessed work attached to certain courses.

If the level of your previous qualification or its subject content does not permit progression directly to a master's, you can use a diploma programme as a conversion or refresher course. A diploma is also a qualification in its own right, which extends the range and depth of your undergraduate studies.

Some of our modular executive programmes also offer a diploma as an alternative exit qualification.