Taught course

Development Economics

University of Sussex · Economics

Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your qualification should be in economics and include intermediate-level microeconomics and macroeconomics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry


Course content

Become a policy-oriented development economist in government, international development organisations, consultancies or universities. Learn how to:

  • design and evaluate policy, informed by latest research and best practice
  • frame complex development challenges, systematically and creatively
  • communicate technical analysis clearly and coherently.

As well as gaining a solid grounding in micro- and macroeconomic theory, you’ll learn to analyse contemporary theory, debates and evidence on a wide range of issues including:

  • poverty and inequality
  • human capital
  • markets for labour
  • land and credit
  • public policy
  • economic growth
  • management of resource wealth
  • trade and aid.


The University of Sussex Business School is accredited by EQUIS, the most comprehensive institutional accreditation system for business and management schools. Accreditation ensures a rigorous quality control, benchmarking against international standards and is acknowledged worldwide.

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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