Taught course

Emerging and Developing Economics

University of Reading · Department of Economics

Entry requirements

Students are expected to have obtained a UK Upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or the international equivalent, which includes a good understanding of core economics and quantitative methods. Students whose first language is not English are required to provide evidence of proficiency.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme aims to provide a thorough postgraduate education in the specialist area of economic development in emerging markets.The compulsory modules provide a critical understanding of current theories and empirical research in the field and students will develop a practical understanding of the application of this knowledge within an institutional framework. Students will learn to evaluate alternative theories and methodologies and to make judgements on their applicability to complex issues where there is incomplete information.

Core modules: microeconomic policy; macroeconomic policy; research methodology; quantitative research methods; economic development in emerging markets; macroeconomics for developing countries; microeconomics for developing countries; either: applied research project or dissertation.

Information for international students

Evidence of English Language ability required. Normal requirements are: • an overall score of 7.0 in the International English Language Test Score (IELTS) with no individual element scoring less than 6.0 or • an overall score of 6.5 in the IELTS with no individual element scoring less than 5.5

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

A range of scholarships are available for this programme, paying all or part of your fees. Please visit our website for further information. University wide funding is also available.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations70
Written coursework / continuous assessment30
Dissertation22 (10,000 – 12,000 words)

Course contact details

Giovanni Razzu
+44 (0) 118 378 5065