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Transform your future with Masters study at the University of Sussex Business School

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Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full time, 2 years part time

About the course

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.

Sussex is 1st in the world for Development Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020). 86% of our Economics and Econometrics

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Entry Requirements

An upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above in economics, including intermediate level microeconomics and macroeconomics. English language requirements - Standard level (IELTS 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each section).


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