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Development Finance - MSc

Course Description

-Taught by internationally renowned academics working at the forefront of research and policy development
-Examine development finance against the background of development and macroeconomic policy
-Analyse the role of development finance in economic development from micro and macro perspectives
-Focus on financial inclusion, microfinance, institutional design and policy reform in domestic and international financial systems


Sample modules:
-Development finance
-Theories and practices of development
-Macroeconomics for developing countries
-Appraisal of agricultural and rural development projects

Please note that all modules are subject to change.


Our programmes are excellent preparation for careers in international and rural development, agricultural economics, and marketing within the food chain and policy. Some 96% of our graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating.
Engagement with a wide variety of visiting speakers and field trips provides many opportunities for networking. In addition, competitive internships and placements, and research dissertations are an opportunity to showcase your skills, undertake overseas field research or link with organisations in the development sector. For examples of organisations our graduates go on to, please visit: http://www.reading.ac.uk/giidae

Visit the Development Finance - MSc page on the University of Reading website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Luc Razafimandimby

Before I joined the University of Reading, I worked as a consultant to the World Bank. I then decided I needed to further strengthen my understanding of development if I was to apply for a regular position in this organisation. The Development Finance programme in Reading with its large range of development & finance related modules, greatly helped me to deepen & widen my knowledge. Apart from the academic benefits, I also greatly enjoyed the social life at the University and the opportunity to meet fellow-students from so many different countries and backgrounds. The Graduate Institute was a home for all of us.

(Student Profile)

Rosa Palli

'Studying at GIIDAE is a unique experience to thrive in a completely mulitcultural environment and an extremely enriching opportunity to learn from people all from all over the world.'


Entry Requirements

You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in a subject which includes a significant element of economics and/or accounting/finance. Applicants without sufficient knowledge of economics/accounting or finance may be admitted provided they attend a pre-sessional course. IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

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