International Finance and Development, M.Sc. | SOAS University of London | London, United Kingdom
12 months
24750 GBP/year
14550 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The MSc International Finance and Development students from SOAS University of London take five core modules in Macroeconomics, Financial Systems and Economic Development, International Finance, Econometrics, and Advanced Econometrics. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


Why study MSc International Finance and Development at SOAS University of London  

  • we are ranked 8th in UK for student satisfaction with teaching (Guardian League Tables 2022)
  • 5th in London (Complete University Guide 2022)
  • it provides rigorous training in both mainstream and heterodox economics, theory of finance, and political economy of development.
  • it makes explicit links between economic theories and economic policies, using pluralist and political economy perspectives
  • it provides economic knowledge for specific geographical and economic regions, drawing on the rich regional expertise of SOAS
  • contemporary topics (such as environmental policies and the gendered effects of monetary and fiscal policies) are incorporated in the core modules of the programme; they are not just taught in optional modules
  • it provides R coding and quantitative skills


Economics graduates leave SOAS with a solid grounding in statistical skills and an ability to think laterally, take a global perspective, and employ critical reasoning.

Recent graduates have been hired by:

  • Bain & Co
  • Bank of America
  • Cabinet Office
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • HM Treasury
  • KPMG
  • NHS England
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • HSBC
  • National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi
  • UK Civil Service
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • University of Bayreuth
  • HM Treasury
  • Department for International Development
  • PwC
  • UNDP
  • King’s Investment Fund
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • The World Bank
  • EY
  • British Chamber of Commerce
  • Oxfam
  • RBS

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Macroeconomics
  • International Finance
  • Financial Systems and Economic Development
  • Econometrics
  • Advanced Macroeconometrics
  • Essay Writing Workshop - Postgraduate Economics
  • Political Economy of Development and Change in the Middle East
  • China and World Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

We will consider all applications with an undergraduate degree at high 2:2 or above. In addition to degree classification, we take into account other elements of the application including supporting statement and references. While references are optional, they can help build a stronger application profile if you fall below the 2:2 requirement or have non-traditional qualifications.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    24750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24750 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    14550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14550 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Part Time 2 Years:

  • UK: £7,275/year
  • Overseas: £12,375/year

Part Time 3 Years:

  • UK: £4,850/year
  • Overseas: £8,250/year

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

International Finance and Development
SOAS University of London


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!