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MScEconomics and Finance for Development

University of Bradford
United Kingdom, Bradford
Tuition fee £13,500 per year
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This course will provide you with a systematic understanding of economic approaches to development and in particular, the role of finance and financial institutions. Students will be able to evaluate the merits of the various mechanisms of financing development and to understand the bases for financial policy.

During the course you will develop the skills required for the analysis of development issues, and to understand the interlinkages between statistics and econometrics, and develop expertise on international trade and exchange rate policies and related economic matters. Additionally, students have the opportunity to study a range of options covering project and programme management, public policy, and development policy.

Programme structure

Semester 1 (60 Credits – 2 x © Modules and 1 x (O) Modules):

Economics for Development (20 Credits) ©
Finance for Development (20 Credits) ©
Issues in Development Theory (20 Credits) (O)
Organisations and Capacity Enhancement (20 Credits) (O)
Project and Programme Management (20 Credits) (O)
Project Planning, Design and Appraisal (20 Credits) (O)

Semester 2 (60 Credits – 2 x © Modules and 1 x (O) Module):

International Economics (20 Credits) ©
Statistical Analysis for Development (20 Credits) ©
Human Resource Management and Development (20 Credits) (O)
Issues in Development Policy (20 Credits) (O)
Project Appraisal and Economic Analysis (20 Credits) (O)
Project Management Skills (20 Credits) (O)
Public Policy and Programme Management (20 Credits) (O)
Working in the Third Sector (20 Credits) (O)

End of Semester 2 onwards (60 Credits – 1 x © Module):

Dissertation in Economics and Finance for Development (60 Credits) ©

Career opportunities

On completion of this qualification, you may go on to work in an economics or finance policy capacity in government, the private sector, in development agencies (e.g. regional or national development banks) or in the third sector in a capacity relating to economics and finance (e.g. microfinance or enterprise support and development).

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States