Why choose this course

The global world of business is significantly influenced and affected by international developments in the economic and financial markets.

Our MSc in International Economics, Finance and Development are based in one of the top economics schools in the UK. The course will provide you with an advanced understanding of core economics principles, looking closely at international trade, finance and the market frictions affecting developing economies.

What you will study

In addition to providing a thorough understanding of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, our MSc International Economics, Finance and Development course focus on two specific areas.

The first area develops expertise in the fields of international trade and international finance, with particular emphasis on the role these have in economic development. The second focuses on financial frictions faced by developing and emerging economies.

You will also cover stabilisation policy, adjustment and economic liberalisation, and study the principal sources of external finance for developing countries. You will find this course particularly relevant if you want to work in research and/or policy-making in international organisations and think-tanks focused on development issues.


Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps.

The University operates a credit framework for all taught programmes based on a 15-credit tariff. Modules can be either 15, 30, 45 or 60 credits, and additionally for some masters dissertations, 90 credits.

Year 1 (full-time)

Module Title Status Semester
Research Methods Compulsory Year-long
Econometrics 1 Compulsory 1
International Trade Compulsory 1
Macroeconomics Compulsory 1
Microeconomics Compulsory 1
Econometrics 2 Compulsory 2
International Finance and Developing Economies Compulsory 2
Theory of Finance Compulsory 2
Topics in Development Economics Compulsory 2

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a minimum of a high UK 2:2 or overseas equivalent in single honours Economics.

Applicants who have a joint degree in Economics and a related discipline, or a degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering or Computer Science should normally hold a UK 2:1 degree or overseas equivalent.

Alternatively, we will consider a UK 2:1 or overseas equivalent in another subject if you achieve above 60 per cent (UK grading or overseas equivalent) in Macroeconomics and Microeconomics modules and one other module from Algebra, Calculus, Mathematics, Probability, Quantitative Methods or Statistics.

Applicants not meeting the above entry requirements who hold a 2.2 in a relevant subject may still be considered if they hold a minimum of 12 months graduate work experience in a position relevant to the programme to which they have applied.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated September 19, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Oct 2020
1 - 2 years
18,000 GBP
UK/EU Students: £10,300 Overseas Students: £18,000 (full-time) | UK/EU Students: £5,200 Overseas Students: £9,000 (part-time)
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