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Course content

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.

Internship

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.

Scholarships

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. For more information on Masters Scholarships visit: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/fees-funding/masters-scholarships

Careers

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)


Visit the Development Economics - MSc page on the University of Sussex website for more details!

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