Taught course

Development Economics with Integrated pre-Masters

University of Birmingham · Birmingham Business School

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Entry requirements

This two-year course is suitable for students with a good undergraduate degree in an unrelated subject that includes mathematical content including some coverage of Calculus and statistics. Applicants with a recognised first degree in a subject related to Economics will also be eligible for consideration.

Months of entry


Course content

This two-year course is suitable for students who do not meet the entry requirements for a one-year MSc course, including students who have graduated in an unrelated discipline.

On successful completion of the pre-Masters year you will progress to an MSc Development Economics programme in the Department of Economics.

MSc Development Economics

The MSc in Development Economics is one of the Department's newer taught MSc programmes and it reflects the Department's growing strength in both theoretical and applied policy areas, particularly as they relate to developing countries.


One third of your pre-Masters year will be spent developing your English skills and academic skills; allowing you to approach academic reading and writing with confidence. You will also develop analytical and mathematical skills in your Economics modules.

Aimed at highly motivated international learners with an excellent academic record, the pre-Masters year is designed to bridge the gap between your current qualification and the postgraduate programme at Birmingham. You will develop both subject specific knowledge in the area of Economics and your academic English.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,250 FT
International students
£16,740 FT

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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