University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Development Economics

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.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in economics or a related discipline; students 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; English language requirements may apply to international applicants.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Microeconomics; macroeconomics; econometrics with development; applications; development economic theory; development economic policy; option; dissertation; plus options from: international trade policy; economics of financial markets; international banking-regulation and supervision; political economy and economic policy; natural resource economics; game theory; economics of labour markets; risk, uncertainty and information; topics in money and banking; a graduate course offered elsewhere in the schools of business, public policy or social sciences (subject to approval).

Sponsorship information

Scholarships may be available to home and international students.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,570 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,170 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,285 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5488