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Entry requirements

A good honours degree (minimum 2:2) from the UK or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification in a sciences or social sciences subject. Applicants must also have a good level of quantitative skills (eg a pre-university school qualification in mathematics).

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc in Development Economics provides training in the application of economic principles to the problems of international development. While providing deep insight into the problems faced by contemporary developing economies, the programme discusses the wide range of policies aimed at overcoming economic underdevelopment.

The programme combines classical approaches to understanding the process of development with modern explanations, which involve research into social organisation and psychology. It scrutinises development through the lens of social norms and interactions, which in traditional societies are as strong as market forces themselves. The programme trains highly qualified professionals to pursue careers in national and international organisations that foster economic development. It strongly capitalizes on the School’s unique decades-long research expertise in the area.

All of our MSc degrees equip you with a range of quantitative and analytical skills, and the ability to communicate complex economic concepts in a clear and concise style. Our programmes not only offer a stimulating education in economic theory, but also develop your ability to apply economic knowledge, analytical tools and skills to a range of national and international problems in the areas of finance, development, agriculture and the environment.

Information for international students

Please see our International Student website for entry requirements by country and other relevant information. Please note that international fee-paying students cannot undertake a part-time programme due to visa restrictions.

English language entry requirements

The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. Certain subjects require a higher level.

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages.

Need help with English?

Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Please see our funding pages for the most up to date information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
School of Economics
Email
econpg@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 827440