Explore microeconomic development issues such as poverty, inequality, health, education and labour; and macroeconomic themes relating to economic growth, management of resource wealth, trade and aid.
Learn how to systematically evaluate policy and develop the attributes needed for employment as a professional economist working in the development field.
How will I study?
You are assessed via unseen written examinations, presentations, and a term paper. In addition, you’ll write a 15,000-word dissertation supervised by faculty.
This MSc has an internship variant. This allows you to take a three-month internship break for an approved purpose such as a placement in an international organisation or a research assistant post in a university.
The registration period for the MSc is then lengthened by three months. If you are interested in the MSc with an internship, you should apply for the standard MSc as described here and may be transferred to the MSc with an internship after starting the standard MSc.
Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.
Chancellor's International Scholarship (2017) -25 scholarships of a 50% tuition fee waiver -Application deadline: 1 May 2017
ESRC 1+3 and +3 Scholarships (2017) -A number of ESRC-funded standalone PhD and PhD with Masters scholarships across the social sciences. -Application deadline: 30 January 2017
HESPAL Scholarship (Higher Education Scholarships Scheme for the Palestinian Territories) (2017) -Two full fee waivers in conjuction with maintenance support from the British Council -Application deadline: 1 January 2017
USA Friends Scholarships (2017) -A scholarship of an amount equivalent to $10,000 for nationals or residents of the USA on a one year taught Masters degree course -Application deadline: 3 April 2017
Our graduates have a good track record of success in securing prestigious Overseas Development Institute Fellowships.
And these and others have gone on to careers in: -International organisations (for example, World Bank, OECD, IMF, IADB, ADB) -UK Government (for example, DfiD and HM Treasury) -Governments abroad -The financial sector -Consultancies (for example, Oxford Policy Management) -Academia (both UK and abroad)