Build the skills crucial to your interests and career ambitions in development economics.

You’ll join a vibrant programme which provides a structured transition to independent research.

Taught by leading researchers in the field, you’ll gain a sound training in best practice methods of theory and applications in development economics with special emphasis on emerging market economies. You’ll also have the opportunity to follow specialist pathways in topics including finance and health.

Study Details:

1 year full-time

Module Details:

Core modules
Emerging Market Macroeconomics (10 credits)
Development Economics: Theory and Evidence (10 credits)
International Macroeconomics (10 credits)
Either Advanced Microeconomics, or Applied Microeconomics 1 and Applied Microeconomics 2 (20 credits)
Either Econometrics 1 and 2, or Statistics and Econometrics, or Econometrics 1 and Applied Microeconometrics (20 credits)

Option modules
You’ll choose 30 credits from:

Applied Microeconometrics (10 credits)
Design and Analysis of Mechanisms and Institutions (10 credits)
Evaluation of Health Policy (10 credits)
Health and Development (10 credits)
Public Policy Analysis (20 credits)
Public Sector Economics: Microeconomic Applications (10 credits)

Student Destinations

The Masters degree provides the essential research training you’ll need for a career in economics and development. It is an ideal basis for a career in a government or non-government organisation at the international and national level, or for progression to a PhD.

Career opportunities

You’ll gain the skills you need to work in a variety of organisations:

  • Universities
  • International financial institutions (eg World Bank, IMF, UN organisations)
  • Government organisations (eg the UK’s Department for International Development)
  • NGO sector
  • Consultancies


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Entry Requirements

2:1 or equivalent in Economics, Finance or a related discipline, with evidence on your degree transcript of strong grades in economics, mathematics and statistics modules at an intermediate (2nd year) level.

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