University of Reading

University of Reading

Development Finance

This course is aimed at early or mid-career development professionals with work experience in the government or NGO sectors or financial institutions in developing or transition economies. The principal distinguishing feature of this course is the focus on the use of finance as an instrument for economic development and poverty alleviation in the context of developing countries.

Entry requirements

A first degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in a subject which includes a significant element of economics and/oraccounting/finance required.

Course modules

Modules include: Development finance; microfinance; appraisal of agricultural and rural development projects; macroeconomics for developing countries; research and study skills for independent learning.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 12,600 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading Reading RG6 6UR South East

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
0118 378 5289