- At least upper second class or equivalent in Economics OR a joint degree containing Economics PLUS work experience in financial markets and development.
Months of entry
This progamme replaces the MSc Finance and Development Programme. This programme combines political economy of international finance with development economics. It is unique in Britain and draws on the specific strengths of SOAS, namely in development economics, political economy and area specialisation. It also draws on the international reputations of SOAS specifically in the political economy of finance.
Students take five core modules in Macroeconomics, Statistical Research Techniques, Financial Systems and Economic Development, International Finance, Theory of Financial Institutions and Policy. They are given the choice of three options and they have to write an 10,000 word dissertation on an approved topic relating to finance and development.
All students are required to complete the compulsory preliminary course in Mathematics and Statistics (including Computing) prior to commencing this programme. This course is taught over a three week period from the beginning of September, for further information on this course please here: Preliminary maths and Statistics Course
Information for international students
For details, including English language requirements, please see SOAS website
Fees and funding
For details of postgraduate fees, please see SOAS website
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Enquiries
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