Taught course

Development Economics

Institution
City, University of London · Department of Economics
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You should have some mathematical background (A-level, IB, AP or any other equivalent secondary school qualification) and an upper second-class undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in one of the following:

  • Economics or a related discipline (e.g. finance)
  • Business, Management, Politics, Law, Accounting, Psychology, Quantitative Sociology or Financial Journalism
  • A quantitative discipline, such as Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science or a Natural Science

Students with a good lower second-class degree in one of the above disciplines may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

You must also meet the English language requirement for the programme.

International Equivalences:
If you are applying with an overseas degree, the following is an indication of international equivalents of an upper second class degree from a UK institution. Please note these figures are intended as a guide only and individual applications will be assessed on a case by case basis.

China: Bachelor degree (Xueshi) in a suitable subject with an overall grade of 75 – 85% (depending on the standing of the awarding institution)
USA: Bachelor degree in a suitable subject with CGPA 3.2
India: Bachelor degree in a suitable subject with CGPA 6.5 / overall 65% / 1st Division classification
Turkey: Lisans Diplomasi or a Műhendis Diplomasi with a minimum CGPA 3.0 or 65%
Italy: Diploma di Laurea in a suitable subject with a minimum score of 104.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Want to develop a rewarding career as a development economist in the public or private sector? This course will appeal to you if you have a quantitative background. You will develop your understanding of the key issues in economic development, and explore the economic theory and statistical tools you need to analyse policies and assess their impact on economic and human development.

The Development Economics MSc will help you:

  • Develop your analytical, quantitative and modelling abilities
  • Develop your knowledge of modern economic theory, at both a micro and macro level
  • Analyse the strengths and weaknesses of the relevant empirical and theoretical research methodology
  • Develop your knowledge of econometric theory and techniques and how they apply to development
  • Critically interpret current research in a combination of fields, namely development, behavioural and experimental economics, financial economics, health economics, macroeconomics, regulation and competition.

Should you wish to pursue further study, the dissertation track can also serve as a stepping stone to an Economics PhD.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
SASS-enquiries@city.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7040 0249