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.
£4,620 (EU); £12,720 (Non EU)
Compulsory core components:
In addition students choose thirty credits of options from:
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.
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.
No work experience is required.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10,000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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