Taught course

International Economics, Finance and Development

University of Surrey · Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a minimum of a bachelors degree (a high UK 2:2 or overseas equivalent) in single honours economics.

Applicants who have a joint degree in economics and a related discipline, or a degree in mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, engineering or computer science should normally hold a UK 2:1 degree (or overseas equivalent).

Applicants with a 2:1 degree (or overseas equivalent) in other subjects who have substantial work experience in the field of their desired specialisation will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Based in one of the top economics schools in the UK, this particular programme combines an advanced understanding of core economics principles with a focus on international trade, finance and the market frictions affecting developing economies.

The MSc International Economics, Finance and Development programme focuses on two specific areas, in addition to providing a thorough understanding of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics.

The first area develops expertise in the fields of international trade and international finance, with particular emphasis on their role in economic development. The second area centres on financial frictions faced by developing and emerging economies.

You will also cover stabilisation policy, adjustment and economic liberalisation, and study the principal sources of external finance for developing countries.

Those wishing to work in research and/or policy-making in international organisations and think-tanks focused on development issues will find this programme particularly relevant.

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

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