M.Sc. Finance and Development

SOAS, University of London | London , United Kingdom
This programme is designed for economists and financiers who are interested in exploring the relationship between national and international financial policies and practices and their impact on economic development.

Description

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Anyone working, or wishing to work, for international organisations and/or in financial institutions with an interest in economic development would gain much from this programme.

This MSc Finance and Development is designed for economists and financiers who are interested in exploring the relationship between national and international financial policies and practices and their impact on economic development.

Anyone working, or wishing to work, in financial institutions with an interest in economic development issues would gain much from this programme.

The programme includes 8 modules in macroeconomics, microeconomics, quantitative methods, international finance, corporate finance, derivatives and capital markets and financial systems in the context of economic development. Students will also complete a 10,000-word dissertation.
All students must complete the Preliminary Mathematics and Statistics course which is taught over three weeks in August/September before the start of the MSc.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline June 30
Tuition fee
  • GBP 17500 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 12600 Year (EEA)

Part Time 2 Years

  • EU: £6,300
  • Overseas: £8,750

Part Time 3 Years

  • EU: £4,200
  • Overseas: £5,835
Start date
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months
Part-time variant Flexible

Course Content

All courses are compulsory:
  • Microeconomics - 15PECC006 (0.4 Unit) - Term 1
  • Capital markets, derivatives & corporate finance - 15PECC011 (0.4 Unit) - Term 1
  • Financial systems and economic development - 15PECC036 (0.4 Unit) - Term 1
  • Quantitative methods I - 15PECC008 (0.4 Unit) - Term 1
  • Dissertation for MSc Economics programmes - 15PECC998 (0.8 Unit) - Full Year
  • Macroeconomics - 15PECC005 (0.4 Unit) - Term 2
  • International economics 2 - 15PECC019 (0.4 Unit) - Term 2
  • Quantitative methods II - 15PECC045 (0.4 Unit) - Term 2
  • Theory of financial institutions & policy - 15PECC021 (0.4 Unit) - Term 2

English Language Requirements

IELTS Take IELTS test
7
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)
105

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Requirements

At least upper second class or equivalent in Economics OR a joint degree containing Economics PLUS work experience in financial markets and development.

English language requirements

In order to ensure that SOAS students have a sufficient standard of English to study effectively, we require overseas students to submit evidence, during the application process, of their current level of proficiency.

Score for Unconditional Entry

  • IELTS: Overall 7+ with at least 7 in all sub scores
  • TOEFL: iBT105+ with at least 25 in all sub scores
  • Pearson Test of English - Academic: Score of 75 or above with at least 70 in all sub scores

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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