University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Economics and Development Economics

The course is specifically designed to train students in the use of analytic and quantitative methods in examining economic issues, and to provide research training of the level required to proceed to a PhD programme in economics; students study specialised modules that inform them about the current theories, issues and evidence in economic analysis as applied to developing countries; there is also the opportunity to select other optional modules addressing analytical techniques applied to issues of concern in developing countries, such as trade policy or poverty; the content of the course is influenced by the research experience and activities of staff associated with the CREDIT research centre.

Entry requirements

2.1 (Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or international equivalent) in Economics; IELTS:7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element); TOEFL IBT:100 with no less than 21 in listening, 22 in reading, 23 in speaking and 21 in writing.

Course modules

microeconomic theory; macroeconomic theory; econometric theory; economic data analysis; advanced macroeconomic theory; international macroeconomics; economic applications of game theory;advanced microeconomic theory; behavioural economic theory; experimental methods in economics; time series econometrics; financial econometrics; applied microeconometrics; labour economics;public economic theory;income distribution and poverty; international trade theory;trade analysis and policy; global environmental issues; applied money and finance; financial economics;behavioural finance; development policy analysis;development microeconomics;options and futures markets;decision-making under risk and uncertainty.

Assessment methods

Modules on this course are mainly assessed by examinations at the end of the semester in which the module is taught. Some modules are also assessed on the basis of coursework. Students also complete a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,670 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 14,420 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

Key information

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