Development Finance, M.Sc. | University of Reading | Reading, United Kingdom
12 months
18650 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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With the Development Finance degree offered at the University of Reading you will explore key issues and challenges in the provision of finance for economic development in developing countries and cover analysis of financial markets in emerging economies, financial sector reform and policies and institutions to promote financial inclusion.



At the University of Reading studying the Development Finance will:

  • investigate the key issues within the field of development finance and microenterprise finance.
  • include an analysis of both the formal and informal financial sectors and the policies to promote financial inclusion and financial reform.
  • enable you to explore specialist areas within the financial services sector and other topics relating to development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Development finance
  • Microfinance
  • Theories and practices of development
  • Macroeconomics for developing countries
  • Appraisal of agricultural and rural development projects

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Full transcripts of all degree programmes taken. If these are not in English, a certified translation into English is required. 
  • An English language certificate (for example IELTS or TOEFL)
  • Contact details for two academic/professional references. 
  • Statement of purpose.
  • A copy of your passport (for international students).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18650 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18650 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Reading

903 - 1382 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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