International and Development Economics, M.Sc. | Lingnan University | Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR)
M.Sc. On Campus

International and Development Economics

12 months
23578 USD/year
15294 USD/year
Tuition fee
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International and Development Economics from Lingnan University is mainly intended for executives of leading companies and state-owned enterprises, civil servants, and professionals working in relevant sectors. What they learn about policy and economics will help them perform their jobs more effectively and thus enhance their career aspirations.


The Belt and Road initiative and planned economic developments in the Greater Bay Area are in the spotlight in Hong Kong and have attracted the interest of investors around the world. Businesses and governments can see the potential, with many already indicating they are keen to take part in upcoming projects.

However, there are also new opportunities for universities and other educational institutes, which are proactively stepping up related research efforts and introducing programmes to offer training and insights for professionals and academics looking to specialise in this area.


As one of Asia’s leading liberal arts universities, Lingnan University recently launched a new Master of Science in International and Development Economics (MIDE). It is the first such master’s programme in Hong Kong taught mainly in Putonghua and focuses on the Belt and Road initiative and economic development in the Greater Bay Area of South China.

All graduates of MIDE may apply for GSCASS’s postgraduate course and half of the credits can be exempted if they are successfully enrolled. Students are expected to obtain the second master’s degree from GSCASS after completing half of their credits according to the regulations. Details will be announced once students are admitted on to the MIDE programme.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microeconomics for Development
  • Macroeconomics for Development
  • Development Economics
  • International Trade
  • Current Issues in International and Development Economics

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university; OR
  • graduated from an honours programme of a recognised university with a Bachelor’s degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than “B” in undergraduate courses;
  • completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    23578 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23578 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    15294 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15294 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • Local students: HK$120,000
  • Non-local students: HK$185,000

Living costs for Hong Kong

13720 - 23419 HKD /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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