This MSc applies rigorous economic analyses to real-world problems like poverty and underdevelopment to identify effective policies.
International development organisations and agencies increasingly recognise that the study of economic development in a world experiencing rapid globalisation requires an approach that is analytically rigorous and, at the same time, problem and policy oriented. This MSc integrates methods, research findings and new insights from behavioural and experimental economics. Compared to traditional development economics courses students acquire more subtle understanding of development processes and more realistic policy analyses.
While taught by specialised development economists, the MSc is housed in the multi and inter disciplinary School of International Development. Students may take up to two out of their six taught modules from a long list of modules taught by political scientists, anthropologists, specialists on natural resource, gender, and education.