Taught course

Development Economics and Policy

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Environment, Education and Development
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You should have a good bachelor's degree (minimum Upper Second (2:1) or international equivalent) in Economics or a related subject, with 60% or above in macroeconomics, microeconomics, and statistics, or its international equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

MSc Development Economics and Policy provides training in contemporary economic theory, applied economics and quantitative methods relevant to developing and transitional economies.

Run jointly by the Global Development Institute (GDI) and the School of Social Sciences (SoSS), it is especially appropriate if you're seeking to practice as a development economist in government, the private sector, a multilateral organisation or an NGO.

In addition to studying four compulsory course units, you'll have the opportunity to specialise in particular areas of the subject via four optional course units and a dissertation.

The theory course units provide a thorough training in both contemporary macro- and micro-development theory. Applied and optional course units offer you an opportunity to understand development problems and policy prescriptions within both global and national economic contexts.

The quantitative course units, which include an applied development project, enable you to test theories through the use of data sets and provide training in standard econometrics techniques and up-to-date econometrics software packages.

You'll also undertake independent research between June and September in the form of an approved dissertation.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-27 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
School of Environment, Education and Development
Email
gdi-depp-admissions@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 275 0969