International Finance and Development, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    18790
    Tuition (Year)
    10995
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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This programme combines political economy of international finance with development economics.  It is unique in Britain and draws on the specific strengths of SOAS, namely in development economics, political economy and area specialisation. It also draws on the international reputations of SOAS specifically in the political economy of finance.
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About

Students take five core modules in Macroeconomics, Statistical Research Techniques, Financial Systems and Economic Development, International Finance, Theory of Financial Institutions and Policy. They are given the choice of three options and they have to write an 8,000 word dissertation on an approved topic relating to finance and development.

A postgraduate degree in Finance and Development from SOAS equips students with a range of important skills to continue in the field of research as well as a portfolio of widely transferable employability skills valued by a wide range of employers.

These include numeracy, analytical thinking and general skills such as organisation and effective communication skills. Graduates will develop their regional expertise and understanding of issues of development and the international financial market. In addition the study of Economics gives students particular problem solving skills including: abstraction, analysis, quantification, strategic thinking and adaptability.

Graduates are expected to follow successful careers in the private sector, in national policy making in developing countries, in international development agencies and in a range of non-governmental organisations. Continuing a SOAS tradition, they are also expected to be successful in gaining highly competitive Overseas Development Institute (ODI) fellowships

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial systems and economic development
  • Macroeconomics
  • International Finance
  • Theory of financial institutions & policy
  • Statistical Research Techniques
  • Dissertation for MSc Finance and Development

          Detailed Programme Facts

          • Full-time duration 12 months
          • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
            • Intensity Flexible
            • Duration part-time 24 months
            • Part-time variant
              Flexible
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus
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          English Language Requirements

          You only need to take one of these language tests:

          • Minimum required score: 7

            The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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          • Minimum required score: 105

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          Academic Requirements

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

          Tuition Fee Per Year

          • GBP 18790 International
          • GBP 10995 EU/EEA

          Part Time 2 Years

          • EU: £5,498
          • Overseas: £9,395

          Part Time 3 Years

          • EU: £3,665
          • Overseas: £6,263

          Funding

          Scholarships and Bursaries

          There are some scholarships and bursaries available for postgraduate students. These are very competitive and early application is advised.

          · The Ahmad Mustafa Abu-Hakima Bursary (programme must include studying the history of the modern Arab world)

          · AKS Postgraduate Bursary (in Korean Studies)

          · Bernard Buckman Scholarship (MA Chinese Studies, for UK/EU fee paying students)

          · The Canon Collins Scholarships at SOAS. There are two scholarships available available in 2013-14 for study at SOAS. These scholarships are for Masters study in any subject field. Open a national of and resident in one of the following countries:
          Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe. The application process normally opens in December and closes in February, for study commencing in September the following year. Please go to the Canon Collins website and click "Apply for A Scholarship" and then "Canon Collins Scholarship for Masters Study in the UK" for further information on how to apply.

          · Commonwealth Shared Scholarship (for students from African Commonwealth countries)

          · D.G.Hall Scholarship (Taught Masters programmes at SOAS, for applicants holding a Burma/Myanmar passport)

          · Felix Scholarships (for Indian students)

          · Ferguson Scholarships (for African nationals from an African Country)

          · HSBC SOAS Scholarships (MA Sinology & MA Chinese Literature, for UK/EU fee paying students)

          · Kamran Djam Scholarships (MA Iranian Studies)

          · Professor Stuart Wilson Scholarship (MA South East Asian Studies)

          · Standard Chartered Scholarships (for a range of full-time Taught Masters programmes. The programmes relate to Asia, Africa, and the Middle East/NorthAfrica)

          · Tibawi Trust Awards (for Palestinian students currently enrolled in a programme at SOAS)

          · SOAS Master's Scholarships - Faculty of Arts & Humanities - (for any full-time taught masters programme in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities)

          · SOAS Master's Scholarships - Faculty of Language & Cultures (for the full-time MA Gender Studies, MA Postcolonial Studies, MA Linguistics, MA Applied Linguistics & Language Pedagogy, MA Language, Documentation and Description, MA Translation Theory and Practice (Asian and African Languages)

          · SOAS Master's Scholarships- Faculty of Law and Social Sciences (for any full-time master's programmes in the Department of Development Studies, Economics, Law, Politics & International Studies and Financial & Management Studies)

          · Tallow Chandlers and M. W Beer scholarship (MA) (MA Anthropology of Food, for UK/EU fee paying students)

          · William Ross Murray Scholarship (LLM, for students from a developing country)

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