School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) This MSc applies rigorous economic analyses to real-world problems like poverty and underdevelopment to identify effective policies.
International development organisations and agencies increasingly recognise that the study of economic development in a world experiencing rapid globalisation requires an approach that is analytically rigorous and, at the same time, problem and policy oriented. This MSc integrates methods, research findings and new insights from behavioural and experimental economics. Compared to traditional development economics courses students acquire more subtle understanding of development processes and more realistic policy analyses.
While taught by specialised development economists, the MSc is housed in the multi and inter disciplinary School of International Development. Students may take up to two out of their six taught modules from a long list of modules taught by political scientists, anthropologists, specialists on natural resource, gender, and education.
The Master’s degree provides excellent employability prospects, with graduates employed in both development and non-development organisations, including international organisations, academia, NGOs, government ministries and the private sector. It also provides a solid master’s training to those who want to pursue their PhD studies in development. The MSc Development Economics degree is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV), United Kingdom