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Development Economics with Integrated Pre-Master's MSc

Development Economics with Integrated Pre-Master's MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Development Economics

Course type


Course Summary

This two-year course is suitable for students who do not meet the entry requirements for a one-year MSc course, including students who have graduated in an unrelated discipline. On successful completion of the pre-Masters year you will progress to an MSc Development Economics programme in the Department of Economics. The MSc in Development Economics is one of the Department's newer taught MSc programmes and it reflects the Department's growing strength in both theoretical and applied policy areas, particularly as they relate to developing countries. One third of your pre-Masters year will be spent developing your English skills and academic skills; allowing you to approach academic reading and writing with confidence. You will also develop analytical and mathematical skills in your Economics modules. Aimed at highly motivated international learners with an excellent academic record, the pre-Masters year is designed to bridge the gap between your current qualification and the postgraduate programme at Birmingham. You will develop both subject specific knowledge in the area of Economics and your academic English.

The MSc programmes provide students with an advanced training in core areas of economics, while also enabling them to specialise according to their interests. They reflect the rapid expansion of the subject in recent years, and deal with topical issues.

The aim is to train students for careers as economists or managers in commerce, industry, banking, financial services or the public sector. Module assignments, and in particular the dissertation, provide an initial training in the kind of skills needed for the independent investigations which are likely to be important in professional careers.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date



Introductory Econometrics B (10 Credits) - Core
Microeconomics A (10 Credits) - Core
Microeconomics B (10 Credits) - Core
Macroeconomics A (10 Credits) - Core
Academic English & Study Skills 2 (20 Credits) - Core
Academic English & Study Skills 1 (20 Credits) - Core
Macroeconomics B (10 Credits) - Core
Introductory Econometrics A (10 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

This two-year course is suitable for students with a good undergraduate degree in an unrelated subject that includes mathematical content including some coverage of Calculus and statistics. Applicants with a recognised first degree in a subject related to Economics will also be eligible for consideration.

University information

Part of the Russell Group of UK universities, the University of Birmingham has been developing great minds, encouraging challenging debates and pushing the boundaries of innovation and excellence for over 100 years. Over 14,000 students from over 150 countries choose to study at Birmingham, meaning you will be part of a diverse and vibrant community. 40% of this student population are postgraduates. Birmingham understands that you want to...more