Taught course

Economics and Finance for Development

University of Bradford · Bradford Centre for International Development

Entry requirements

A good undergraduate degree (2:ii or higher) in a relevant discipline (Economics, Finance, International Development). 2 years relevant work experience maybe acceptable for those without the above. English IELTS 6 or higher

Months of entry


Course content

This new Master's degree course provides students witha systematic understanding of economic approaches to development and in particular, the role of finance and financial institutions. Students will be able to evaluate the merits of the various mechanisms of financing development and to understand the bases for financial policy.

Students will develop the skills required for the analysis of development issues, and to understand the interlinkages between statistics and econometrics, and develop expertise on international trade and exchange rate policies and related economic matters. Additionally, students have the opportunity to study a range of options covering project and programme management, public policy, and development policy.

On completion of this degree, students may go on to work in an economics or finance policy capacity in government, the private sector, in development agencies (e.g. regional or national development banks) or in the third sector in a capacity relating to economics and finance (e.g. microfinance or enterprise support and development).

All our Master's programmes encourage students to develop their learning skills, personal and transferable skills for communication, research and planning, and the knowledge and skills to become a reflective and critical practitioner.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-60 months
full time
12 months


part time
21 months
full time
9 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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+44(0)1274 235 585