M.Sc. Development Economics and Emerging Markets

University of York

Application deadline: April 13
Tuition fee:
  • € 5,560 / Year (EEA)
  • € 15,305 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: October  2015
Credits (ECTS): 60 ECTS
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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The new MSc is designed to provide essential research training for careers in economics and development, both for academic positions and in government and non-government organisations at the international and national level.

It provides a vibrant, state of the art, intellectually challenging and exciting programme in which students can acquire and apply a range of theoretical and applied techniques crucial to their interests and career ambitions in development economics.

The one year full time programme provides a sound training in best practice methods of theory and applications in development economics with special emphasis on emerging market economies, combined with the opportunity to study optional areas in depth. The dissertation component offers training in the transition to research.

Special Features

* Emphasis on problem-solving and applying economics to development contexts.
* Provides a structured transition to independent research.
* Gives opportunity to work with leading researchers in the field.
* Joins a strong established research environment and postgraduate school.
* Provides the option of specific pathways in, for example, finance and health.

Contents

Compulsory core components:

* Emerging Market Macroeconomics
* Micro Development Theory
* Either Advanced Microeconomics or Applied Microeconomics
* International Macroeconomics
* Econometrics 1 & 2 or Statistics and Econometrics or Econometrics 1 and Applied Microeconometrics

In addition students choose thirty credits of options from:

* Applied Microeconometrics
* Cost-Benefit Analysis
* Development Project Appraisal
* Experimental Economics
* Development and Finance
* Finance and Investment
* Game Theory Economic Applications
* Health and Development
* Health Care Management
* Labour Economics
* Public Finance
* Public Sector Economics: Microeconomic Applications

Requirements

Minimum entry criterion is the equivalent of an upper second class degree primarily in economics.

English Language Requirements

The department's normal English language requirements, are (a) an IELTS result of 6.5 or (b) a TOEFL result of 600 if paper-based, 250 if CBT and 100 if iBT, or (c) A, B, and C Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English.

For those applicants who have already achieved an IELTS 6.0 and only need a 0.5 increase to make their offers unconditional, the University has approved a limited system of admission through satisfactory completion of the English for Academic and Research Purposes course (EARP1). The course is offered by the Centre for English Language Teaching and after successful completion of it and upon passing the end-of-course test, students will enter the Department directly and they do not need to re-take IELTS at the end of August.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

200 (Grade A)
TOEFL paper-based test score : 600
TOEFL iBT® test: 100

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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