Taught course

International Finance and Economic Development

Institution
Heriot-Watt University · School of Management and Languages
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (first or second class) or its non-UK equivalent in a relevant subject from a recognised British or overseas university.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The connections between finance and development are crucial to the growth prospects of developing and emerging economies. They are also the focus of some of the most interesting intellectual developments of recent decades.

Our new MSc International Finance and Economic Development provides students with a solid understanding of the key economic and financial issues involved in economic development, including:

  • ‘macro’ issues in economic development such as rural development and urbanisation, industrialisation, the informal sector, the international context of development and policies for trade and growth, and the role of foreign aid;
  • 'micro' issues in development such as credit markets, insurance, health care, gender issues and education;
  • finance and development, with particular reference to emerging economies;
  • the international monetary and financial system and how this impinges on developing and emerging economies.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we’ll need to see evidence of your English language ability. The minimum English language requirement for entry to this programme is IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) with no component lower than 6.0.

Fees and funding

We aim to encourage well-qualified, ambitious students to study with us and we offer a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries to achieve this. Over £6 million worth of opportunities are available in fee and stipend scholarships, and more than 400 students benefit from this support. View our full range of postgraduate taught scholarships.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

full time
9 months
part time
21 months

Course contact details

Name
Professor Joseph Byrne
Email
pgadmissions.soss@hw.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)131 451 3284