Taught course

Development Economics

Institution
University of Kent · School of Economics
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A good first degree (good second class honours or equivalent) in a sciences or social sciences subject plus evidence of a quantitative background (e.g. a pre-university school qualification in Mathematics).

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will 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.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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