University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Development Economics

This programme explores development issues covering poverty, economic growth, stabilisation and debt. You learn how to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, and how to show originality in tackling problems. You explore how to assess policy and work with policy-makers. You develop qualities needed for employment as an economist such as sound judgement, personal responsibility and initiative in difficult and unpredictable professional environments. This MSc has an �internship� variant; this allows you to take a 3-month �internship break� for an approved purpose such as a placement in an international organisation or a research assistant post in a university. The registration period for the programme is then lengthened by 3 months. If you are interested in the MSc with an internship, you should apply for the standard MSc as described here, and may be transferred to the MSc with an internship after starting the standard MSc.

Entry requirements

A 1st- or upper 2nd-Class undergraduate Honours degree in economics.

Course modules

The course comprises 8 modules: Analytical methods; development economics (2 terms); econometrics (2 terms); economic analysis (2 terms); research methods and a dissertation.

Assessment methods

You are assessed by unseen written examinations, presentations, a term paper, and a dissertation of 15,000 words.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,060 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 14,450 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
01273 872717