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Development Economics MSc


Course Description

This new programme reflects our strength in both theoretical and applied policy areas, particularly as they concern emerging and developing countries. A technical training in the formal analysis of developmental economics is vital to careers involving developing countries.

Through the delivery of specialised courses in development theory, development policy and econometrics, students are provided with the analytic and technical training necessary to examine various issues pertaining to economic development in both developed and developing countries.

The skills acquired through this program can be utilised in the private and public sectors, as well as international institutions. Additionally, the programme provides appropriate training for doctoral research.

About the School of Economics

At Birmingham Business School we deliver world-class research and teaching that provides the; insight, ambition and skills to shape advanced and sustainable business strategies. We put people at the heart of business and business at the heart of society.

Consistently found in global ranking tables and accredited by leading bodies, AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. The triple-crown accreditation confirms our position within an elite group of global business schools.

Birmingham Business School is already globally renowned for the quality of our research and teaching. With students representing over 60 countries currently studying at our main campus, our courses being taught in a range of international business schools, and an international faculty and global alumni community of around 23,000 graduates, we have a global footprint that ensures worldwide impact.

Economics teaching has a long history at Birmingham and we pride ourselves on achieving very high levels of student satisfaction. We are a research-led department with specialisms in Macroeconomics, Experimental Economics, Economic Theory and Environmental Economics, to name but a few. Our commitment to teaching and research excellence ensures that our graduates benefit from very high levels of employability.

Funding and Scholarships

There are many ways to finance your postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham. To see what funding and scholarships are available, please visit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

Open Days

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open days.
Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

Virtual Open Days

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

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

Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

Joint-Chevening scholarships (Mexico) - 2 Awards

See Chevening website http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/what-we-do/scholarships/chevening/

Value of Scholarship(s)

75% Fees

Eligibility

Students who are nationals of Mexico

Application Procedure

There is no coordinated global launch of the programme. British missions around the world will advertise Chevening separately, so timings will vary. Some Embassies will advertise as early as late autumn, while others will start as late as spring.
Please check your local British Embassy or High Commission website, and your local British Council website, for details about how the scheme will operate in your country, including information about timings and whether criteria about areas of interest have been applied. Foreign Office priorities are likely to be borne in mind during selection but it is also possible that local criteria will have been applied too.
Prospective scholars applying for Chevening scholarships should apply using our online application tool, eChevening. If you have any questions about the online process or any other difficulties, please direct them to the nearest British Council office

Further Information

http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/what-we-do/scholarships/chevening/


(Scholarship)

Joint-Chevening scholarships (Brazil) - 2 Awards

For full details see the Chevening website: http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/what-we-do/scholarships/chevening/

Value of Scholarship(s)

75% Fees

Eligibility

Available to students who are nationals of Brazil

Application Procedure

There is no coordinated global launch of the programme. British missions around the world will advertise Chevening separately, so timings will vary. Some Embassies will advertise as early as late autumn, while others will start as late as spring. Please check your local British Embassy or High Commission website, and your local British Council website, for details about how the scheme will operate in your country, including information about timings and whether criteria about areas of interest have been applied. Foreign Office priorities are likely to be borne in mind during selection but it is also possible that local criteria will have been applied too. Prospective scholars applying for Chevening scholarships should apply using our online application tool, eChevening. If you have any questions about the online process or any other difficulties, please direct them to the nearest British Council office.

Further Information

http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/what-we-do/scholarships/chevening/


(Scholarship)

ESRC scholarships for PG Study and Doctoral Research - 14 Awards

The University of Birmingham ESRC Doctoral Training Centre is one of 21 across the UK that has been accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). It has been awarded 14 ESRC scholarships to fund postgraduate training and doctoral research.Outstanding applicants will be considered for ESRC scholarships in the following pathways:Applied Linguistics
Russian and East European Studies
International Development (IDD)
West African Studies
German Studies
Business and Management
Finance
Economic and Social History
Economics and Econometrics
Education
Urban and Regional Studies
Human Geography
Political Science and International Studies
European Studies
Local Government Studies and Public Policy
Psychology
Sport and Exercise Science (Psy)
Social Policy
Social Work
Socio-Legal Studies

Value of Scholarship(s)

13,590

Eligibility

Please note that to be eligible for an ESRC award at the University of Birmingham you must have also submitted an application to study at the University.

Application Procedure

For further information, please visit http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/esrcDoctoral Research Enquiry ServiceEmail: [email protected]

Further Information

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/esrc


(Scholarship)

MSc Business Scholarships - 10 Awards

Birmingham Business School offers a number of scholarships for students on the MSc Business programmes to reward outstanding academic achievement. The financial support offered is to contribute towards tuition fees. These awards are based on merit and will be selected by a panel of representatives from the Business School.The awards are available for eligible applicants who are offered a place on one of the 12 month MSc Business programmes.

Value of Scholarship(s)

MSc Business Scholarships are usually up to £5000 offered against tuition fees

Eligibility

Eligibility criteria is yet to be confirmed. Please check http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/MSc-Business-Scholarships.aspx for more details.

Application Procedure

For further information on the application process please visit the Business School webpages at http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/business/courses/masters/postgraduate-scholarships.aspx

Further Information

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/MSc-Business-Scholarships.aspx



Entry Requirements

A good Honours first degree (or overseas equivalent) in Economics or a related discipline. You are expected to have received a good training in economics, to at least intermediate level, and to have a basic knowledge of calculus and statistics.

Course Fees

UK/EU (full-time) £7,020; UK/EU (part-time) £3,510; Overseas (full-time) £17,100


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