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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Northampton Square

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Key information

Learn how to apply economic and quantitative analysis to policy and decision-making in developed and developing countries around the world. You will build an understanding of economic development issues while learning economic theory and statistical tools required to analyse policies.

Benefits of this course

By the time you complete this course you will be able to confidently demonstrate how modern economic theory applies to development economics.

You will benefit from a global perspective, an analytical& sensibility and a keen understanding of new research in fields such as behavioural and experimental economics, macroeconomics, and regulation and competition.

When seeking work, you will be confident in your new competencies. These will include the ability to develop microeconomic models and undertake empirical investigations employing quantitative methods.


You can select to apply for one of the available exit points for this course.

Master of Science (MSc)

Who is this course for?

If you have some quantitative experience and want a rewarding career as a development economist, this course will put you in a strong position. You should have an existing interest in the practical and ethical issues in development economics.


A range of employment opportunities are open to you when you graduate. You could seek work in the public or the private sector, focusing on consultancy or economic analysis.

Areas and organisations you could consider:

consulting firms specialising in development
governmental bodies such as the Department for International Development (DFID)
major international, financial and development institutions such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund or the United Nations
the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), which regularly recruits MSc students for overseas postings.

This course also gives a strong foundation for further doctoral research in the field of economics.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,920per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

City, University of London

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  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    69th out of 78 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    128 57%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58 58%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%



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