• Jacobs University Featured Masters Courses
  • University College London Featured Masters Courses
  • Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Featured Masters Courses
  • Regent’s University London Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Leeds Featured Masters Courses
  • Centre for Digital Media Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Edinburgh Featured Masters Courses
  • Ulster University Featured Masters Courses
University of Warwick Featured Masters Courses
University of Cambridge Featured Masters Courses
Southampton Solent University Featured Masters Courses
Kingston University Featured Masters Courses
Swansea University Featured Masters Courses

MSc Development Economics and Policy


Course Description

This programme, run jointly by IDPM (School of Environment, Education and Development) and Economics (School of Social Sciences), is designed to provide training in economic theory, applied economics and quantitative methods of relevance to developing and transitional economies. The programme is especially appropriate for those seeking to practice as development economists whether in government, the private sector, multilateral organisations or NGOs.

In addition to four compulsory course units , students have the opportunity to specialise in particular areas of the subject via four optional course units and a dissertation .

The theory course units provide a thorough training in both contemporary macro and micro development theory. Applied and optional course units offer you an opportunity to understand development problems and policy prescriptions within both global and national economic contexts.

The quantitative course units, which include an applied development project, enable you to test theories through the use of data sets and provide training in standard econometrics techniques and up-to-date econometrics software packages. Independent research is undertaken by all students between June and September in the form of an approved dissertation.

Aims of the programme

• Read and understand the leading applied economics and development economics journals.
• Understand the main economic models and key indicators from which development policies are derived and offer a critique of underlying theories.
• Through the preparation of a dissertation and/or the applied development economics project explore the relationship between theory and practice, test theories through the use of actual data sets, and demonstrate familiarity with standard econometric techniques and appropriate econometric software packages.
• Demonstrate the skills demanded of an academic researcher in development economics or a staff advisor in a government department, non-government organisation or commercial organisation.
• Undertake independent research, as evidenced by the completion of a dissertation.

Visit the MSc Development Economics and Policy page on the University of Manchester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of a 2:1 in Economics or a related subject with 60% or above in the following modules Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and statistics or its international equivalent. One of: IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90, or Grade C Cambridge Certificate, (N/A to applicants whose first language is English)

Email Enquiry

Recipient: University of Manchester
Insert previous message below for editing? 
You haven’t included a message. Providing a specific message means universities will take your enquiry more seriously and helps them provide the information you need.
Why not add a message here
* required field
Send a copy to me for my own records.
Email Sent

Share this page:

Cookie Policy    X