SOAS, University of London

SOAS, University of London

Economics with Reference to the Middle East

Students complete courses on macro, micro, quantitative methods and growth. In addition, students must complete 2 courses dedicated to the study of the economics of MENA, as well as an optional module and a dissertation in applied economics with a focus on one or more countries of the Middle East.

Entry requirements

Minimum Upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in economics; applicants without a 1st degree in economics may be admitted to the Diploma in economics in the 1st instance; satisfactory completion of the Diploma, at a level acceptable to the School, may allow students to take the MSc in the following year; all students must complete and pass the Preliminary Mathematics and Statistics course which is taught over 3 weeks in August and September before the start of the MSc.

Course modules

Macroeconomics; microeconomics; growth and development; quantitative methods i; quantitative methods ii; dissertation for MSc economics programmes ; applied economics of the Middle East 1; applied economics of the Middle East 2; capital markets, derivatives and corporate finance; economics of environment and development; financial systems and economic development; history of economic analysis; international economics 1; international economics 2; Marxist political economy and world development; political economy of agriculture and food; political economy of institutions; quantitative methods iii; theory of financial institutions and policy.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,880 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,880 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,940 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 8,440 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
School of Oriental and African Studies Camden WC1H 0XG South East

Key information

Student Recruitment Office
Telephone number: 
020 7898 4700