24 months
4996 CAD/year
3568 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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This Development Economics academic program at the University of Northern British Columbia considers the changing global, regional and national contexts for economic development;  the policy lessons that can be learned from comparative studies;  and the tools required to enable development economists to contribute to the development process.

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Why to study

Economic development cannot be studied in isolation from other dimensions of development. An understanding of poverty, for example, requires not only economic analysis but also an understanding of the insights provided by other social and health sciences. The training of a development economist must therefore expose students to interdisciplinary approaches to development.

The Master of Arts degree in Development Economics at the University of Northern British Columbia , is available on a full-time or part-time basis.  Students must complete all required work to meet the degree requirements in one of the following options: coursework only, project-based, and thesis option. Normally, students are initially admitted into the coursework only option.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Economy and Development
  • Poverty, Inequality and Development
  • Microeconomic Theory and Applications
  • Macroeconomic Policy for Development
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Graduate Colloquia

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


28 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants normally should have a four-year undergraduate degree that is equivalent to a UNBC degree in Economics. In addition to these requirements, applicants must also provide a sample of written work (usually a senior-level undergraduate essay or research paper) as part of their application. 

  • Entrance to the MA will be competitive and only applicants with a record of excellence in their undergraduate work, strong letters of academic recommendation, and strong letters of intent will be considered. 

  • In their letters of intent, applicants should demonstrate evidence of interest in the MA’s areas of specialization (Development Economics).

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    4996 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2498 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    3568 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1784 CAD per semester during 24 months.

PT: Nat/Intl: $943 per semester


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