Taught course

Development and International Economics

Kingston University · Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Second-class degree or above, or equivalent, in an appropriate subject.

Months of entry


Course content

This MA focuses on the problems of economic development in the changing context of the international economic relationship. It will also provide a thorough grounding in macroeconomic and microeconomic analysis, in applied econometrics, in a range of approaches for dealing with economic policy issues, and in the long-term historical and conceptual context of contemporary debates in economics.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • This course has a pluralistic approach, with a balanced blend of development and growth theories, relevant case studies from all over the world and necessary empirical methods.
  • Economics Research Seminars (ERS) present up-to-date research from leading economists across the world. These sessions provide an extra dimension to your studies and you will also be encouraged to present your own research.
  • Kingston's Political Economy Research Group (PERG) holds conferences, coordinates research and encourages student participation.

What will you study
You will study core aspects of macro- and microeconomic theory, applied econometrics and economic policy. You will also gain in-depth knowledge of the theory and contemporary issues surrounding international trade, and of the problems that developing countries confront in dealing with the international economic environment. Such problems include trade and development, the effect of foreign direct investment (FDI) on development, and the significance of technology transfer.

The degree culminates in your dissertation, in which you will have the opportunity to carry out in-depth research into a contemporary issue dealing with developing countries, international trade and FDI. You will work with a member of the Economics department who specialises in and pursues research in this area.

Information for international students

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    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

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