MSc Applied Economics and International Development

University of Kent, School of Economics

Program Description

MSc Applied Economics and International Development

University of Kent, School of Economics

The MSc in Applied Economics and International Development provides training in the application of economic principles to the problems of international development. It is designed for students with a good first degree in a sciences or social sciences subject, who would like to pursue a career in economics and international development. Students are required to have some previous quantitative background, eg a good mark in mathematics from their pre-university school course. The MSc degree offers great flexibility and breadth of choice in module options in the areas of international finance, trade and development, environment and rural economies.

Programme structure

Core modules

  • Research Methods
  • Political Economy of Public Policy
  • Economic Principles
  • Quantitative Methods for Economists
  • Growth and Development Theory

Optional modules

Plus one option from:

  • Econometric Methods
  • Environmental and Resource Economics and Policy

Plus two options from:

  • Trade and Development
  • Applied Microeconometrics
  • International Finance
  • Environmental Valuation
  • Rural and Peasant Economies


Teaching and assessment

The courses are taught by lectures, seminars and computer workshops, with emphasis placed on reading original literature and the preparation of seminar papers by students.

Assessment is based on a mixture of assignments, projects and written examinations (in May). The programme is completed by a research-based dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words on an approved topic between May and September.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2017
Full time
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United Kingdom Canterbury, England
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