Taught course

Development Economics

University of East Anglia · School of International Development

Entry requirements

Degree Subject - Social Science with a strong background in Economics.

Degree Classification - UK 2.1 or equivalent

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Months of entry


Course content

You will be taught by a team of internationally respected development economists with very strong experience in the field. Specifically, the use of experimental and behavioural economics puts this group in the forefront of innovative development research internationally – and you'll benefit from their learnings.

The programme applies rigorous economic analyses to real-world problems, like poverty, inequality, and macroeconomic instability to identify effective policy solutions. International development organisations and agencies (like the World Bank, IMF, DFID, Oxfam, Action Aid, WIDER) recognise the need for these skills.

It is unique because it integrates methods, research findings and new insights from behavioural and experimental economics. Compared to traditional development economics courses you will acquire a more subtle understanding of development processes and more realistic policy analyses.

It provides strong links with the MSc in Impact Evaluation taught within the same School; its two core modules may both be taken as optional modules. You can also take up to two out of your six taught modules from a long list of modules taught by political scientists, anthropologists, experts in environmental studies, gender, and education, among others.

This degree provides excellent employability prospects, with graduates employed in both development and non-development organisations, including international organisations, academia, NGOs, government ministries and the private sector. It also provides solid grounding if you would like to pursue a PhD in development economics.

Information for international students

For more information for international students, please go to UEA’s website.

Fees and funding

Find out more about UEA’s fees and funding options.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
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