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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Development Economics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This degree provides excellent employability prospects, with graduates employed in both development and non-development organizations, including international organizations, academia, NGOs, government ministries and the private sector. It also provides solid grounding if you’d like to pursue a PhD in development. You’ll be taught by a team of internationally respected development economists with a vast amount of experience in the field. Specifically, the use of experimental and behavioral economics puts this group in the forefront of innovative development research internationally – and you’ll benefit from their learnings. The programme applies rigorous economic analyses to real-world problems, like poverty and underdevelopment, to identify effective policies. International development organizations and agencies (for example, the World Bank, IMF, DFID, Oxfam, Action Aid, WIDER) increasingly recognize the need for these skills and this programme provides a sound foundation in contemporary development economics. It’s unique because it integrates methods, research findings and new insights from behavioral and experimental economics. Compared to traditional development economics courses you’ll acquire more subtle understanding of development processes and more realistic policy analyses. It provides strong links with the MSc in Impact Evaluation taught within the same School; its two core modules may both be taken as optional modules if you wish to do so.

Different course options

Full time | University of East Anglia UEA | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

The aim of this introductory module is to introduce you to basic econometric theory and provide you with sufficient knowledge and practical skill for competent use of econometrics in empirical research. The module also enables you to understand and interpret econometric research results. By the end of the module you'll have acquired sufficient knowledge and skill to apply multivariate analysis of cross-sectional and time-series data to a wide range of macro- and micro-economic problems of development. In addition to lectures, the module includes computer workshops on Stata (widely used econometrics software) and seminars.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have: 2.1 or equivalent in Social Science with a strong background in Economics. Students should normally have a good undergraduate degree from a recognized higher education institution. The University will also take into account the employment experience of Students where relevant.

University information

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a campus-based university in Norwich, with a global reputation for its excellent academic, social and cultural facilities, delivered to more than 15,000 students from over 80 countries.Over 4,000 making up its postgraduate community. The University prides itself on the quality of its research, being part of Norwich Research Park, one of the largest communities of researchers in Europe, leading the way...more