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  MSc Development Economics

University of East Anglia    School of Global Development

Full time September MSc 1 year full-time
Economics (10) Politics & Government (30)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the MSc Development Economics programme at the University of East Anglia. This intellectually stimulating course delves deep into the intricacies of economic development, equipping you with the analytical prowess and policy-oriented mindset needed to tackle real-world challenges such as poverty, inequality, and macroeconomic instability. What sets this programme apart is its integration of cutting-edge methods from behavioural and experimental economics, providing you with a holistic understanding of development processes and policy analyses. Taught by a team of esteemed development economists, you'll benefit from their wealth of experience and innovative research insights. The multidisciplinary approach of the School of International Development allows you to tailor your learning experience by choosing modules from a diverse range of subjects, including political science, anthropology, and environmental studies. With strong links to impact evaluation and excellent employability prospects, this programme opens doors to a myriad of career opportunities in international organisations, academia, NGOs, and more. To qualify for this enriching experience, a minimum 2:1 Bachelor's degree in Social Science with a strong background in Economics is required. Join us at UEA and pave the way for a rewarding career in the dynamic field of development economics.

About the course

Explore the complexity of economic development with an approach that is analytically rigorous, problem solving, and policy oriented.

On this MSc Development Economics course, you'll learn to apply rigorous economic analyses to real-world problems, like poverty, inequality, and macroeconomic instability. Importantly, you'll integrate methods, and new insights from behavioural and experimental economics.

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Entry Requirements

Bachelors degree (minimum 2:1 or equivalent)

Degree Subject
Social Science with a strong background in Economics.

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“I am proud to be a product of this department because the skills acquired are being applied in my present position at the United Nations. Due to my training at UEA, I now understand the complexities of the role of the media, especially in peacekeeping operations in the world.”
- Public Information Officer, United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission, DR Congo

Daisy Serem

"I am really applying what I studied at UEA to my job, especially about communication for development. So most of the time when am working I remember our classes and smile."
- Assistant Communication Officer, UNICEF, Nairobi.


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Value: 10% tuition fee reduction
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10% tuition fee reduction


You are an Alumnus of UEA, or expect to become one, at the time of applying for an eligible postgraduate programme and are, and will remain, self-funded for the duration of the programme, (exemptions include PGCE, MBA, foundation, pre-Masters and postdoctorate diploma programmes).

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UEA offer a generous range of scholarships every year, including funding for specific countries, schools and subjects. Scholarships include £4-£5,000 awards for students from specific countries, sports scholarships, a £2,000 'Bright Futures' fee reduction for UK-based students and a 10% reduction in fees for UEA alumni.

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