Taught course

International Economic Development and Business

University of Reading · Department of Economics

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have obtained an Upper 2nd Class 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 provides a thorough postgraduate education in the areas of investigation relevant to an understanding of the very significant interdependence between international business and economic development. Compulsory modules provide detailed and up-to-date introductions to the relevant literatures on the multinational enterprise (MNE) and the processes of economic growth, development and transformation. These modules (and supporting specialist options) provide the techniques and evidence to understand how dynamic globally-competing entities (MNEs) interface with national (or regional) economies with specific needs in structural and economic change.

Core modules: microeconomic policy; macroeconomic policy; research methodology; quantitative research methods; the economics of the multinational enterprise; strategic diversity and the political economy of multinationals; 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