This course explores the theories, issues and evidence in economics analysis, as applied to developing countries.
It is informed by the cutting-edge work of academics associated with the Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade (CREDIT). The centre is a research focus for members of the School of Economics and colleagues in other research institutions, and their principle interests are economic issues relating to developing countries such as Africa.
At the end of this course, you will be able to read and understand current and classic research papers in the field of economics and development economics, and will have received one-to-one guidance to enable you to complete your first behavioural research project or experiment.
Dual degree option
The school has professional links with the University of Konstanz and the University of Tübingen in Germany. If you complete the taught component of this course, you can transfer onto our dual degree and spend a second year in Konstanz or Tübingen. This is a great opportunity to travel abroad and study at a highly ranked university in beautiful parts of Germany.
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This course comprises 120 credits of core and optional modules, plus a 60-credit dissertation on a subject of your choice. You will receive one-to-one support from an expert academic supervisor, and methodological and practical guidance through our Economic Research Methodology module.
In semester one, you will take modules in microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, econometric theory and economic data analysis.
In semester two, you will take two further required modules in development policy analysis and development microeconomics. You will also start work on your dissertation by taking a module in economic research methodology, and will choose two optional modules from a wide range.
After completing your semester two modules, you will undertake a 15,000-word supervised dissertation which will demonstrate familiarity with a particular area of development economics.
Modules are assessed by a combination of exams and coursework at the end of the relevant semester.
2:1 (or international equivalent) in a discipline with significant economics content
English language requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
A masters in economics provides a logical and rigorous perspective on human behaviour which is valued by a wide-range of employers around the world, in banking, business, consulting, government and academia.
Former MSc students are spread around the globe, working in academia, government and the private sector. Economics graduate destinations include Barclays, Bloomberg, Deloitte, Economist Intelligence Unit, Goldman Sachs, IBM, PwC, and Thomson Reuters.
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