Taught course

International Finance and Development

SOAS University of London · Department of Economics

Entry requirements

We will consider all applications with a 2:2 (or international equivalent) or higher in Economics. In addition to degree classification we take into account other elements of the application such as supporting statement. References are optional, but can help build a stronger application if you fall below the 2:2 requirement or have non-traditional qualifications.

See international entry requirements

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc International Finance and Development students take five core modules in Macroeconomics, Financial Systems and Economic Development, International Finance, Econometrics, and Advanced Econometrics. Students are also given the choice of three options, and they have to write a 10,000-word dissertation on an approved topic relating to finance and development.

Prior to commencing this programme, you are required to complete the preliminary course in Mathematics and Statistics taught in September.

Why study MSc International Finance and Development at SOAS?

  • we are ranked 8th in UK for student satisfaction with teaching (Guardian League Tables 2022)
  • 5th in London (Complete University Guide 2022)
  • it provides rigorous training in both mainstream and heterodox economics, theory of finance, and political economy of development.
  • it makes explicit links between economic theories and economic policies, using pluralist and political economy perspectives
  • it provides economic knowledge for specific geographical and economic regions, drawing on the rich regional expertise of SOAS
  • contemporary topics (such as environmental policies and the gendered effects of monetary and fiscal policies) are incorporated in the core modules of the programme; they are not just taught in optional modules
  • it provides R coding and quantitative skills

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, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)20 3510 6974