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MscDevelopment Economics

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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The MSc in Development Economics is one of the Department’s newer taught MSc programmes and it reflects the Department’s growing strength in both theoretical and applied policy areas, particularly as they relate to developing countries.

Programme structure

This new programme reflects the strength in both theoretical and applied policy areas, particularly as they concern emerging and developing countries. A technical training in the formal analysis of developmental economics is vital to careers involving developing countries.

Through the delivery of specialised courses in development theory, development policy and econometrics, students are provided with the analytic and technical training necessary to examine various issues pertaining to economic development in both developed and developing countries.

The skills acquired through this program can be utilised in the private and public sectors, as well as international institutions. Additionally, the programme provides appropriate training for doctoral research

The programme comprises 180 credits in total (credits are given in brackets).

Compulsory courses:

Microeconomics (20)
Macroeconomics (30)
Econometrics with Development Applications
Econometrics with Financial Applications (30)
Development Economic Theory (20)
Development Economic Policy (20)
Option (20)
Dissertation (40)

The option is selected from:

International Trade Policy
Economics of Financial Markets
International Banking: Regulation and Supervision
Political Economy and Economic Policy
Natural resource Economics
Game Theory
Economics of Financial Markets
Risk, Uncertainty and Information
Topics in Money and Banking
A graduate course offered elsewhere in the Schools of Business, Public Policy or Social Sciences (subject to approval)

Career opportunities

Careers in Business is a dedicated service for postgraduate Business School students. We support you in planning your career, deciding upon your job seeking strategies, making applications, preparing for interviews and assessment centres and developing your skills. At the start of your programme you will receive an email from the Careers in Business team giving details of how you can access Careers in Business Online.

A Skills Development Consultant is available to support you in developing personal skills such as team working, leadership, presentations and interpersonal skills. Individual 45 minute appointments can be made through Careers in Business Online.

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