University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Development Economics with Integrated Pre-Master's

On successful completion of the pre-Masters year you will progress to an MSc Development Economics programme in the Department of Economics. The course 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. 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.

Entry requirements

This 2 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 1st degree in a subject related to economics will also be eligible for consideration. International pre-Masters programmes entry requirements apply.

Course modules

You will take economics modules including microeconomics, macroeconomics and introductory econometrics, together with an optional module.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time including foundation year October 2016 GBP 12,565 per Year 1 (International) 2 years

Campus details

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

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