The Development Economics programme from University of Kent combines classical approaches to understanding the process of development with modern explanations, which involve research into social organisation and psychology. It scrutinises development through the lens of social norms and interactions, which in traditional societies are as strong as market forces themselves. The programme trains highly qualified professionals to pursue careers in national and international organisations that foster economic development. It strongly capitalizes on the School’s unique decades-long research expertise in the area.
All of our MSc degrees equip you with a range of quantitative and analytical skills, and the ability to communicate complex economic concepts in a clear and concise style. Our programmes not only offer a stimulating education in economic theory, but also develop your ability to apply economic knowledge, analytical tools and skills to a range of national and international problems in the areas of finance, development, agriculture and the environment.
Kent has an excellent record for postgraduate employment: over 92% of our postgraduate students who graduated in 2017 and responded to a national survey were in work or further study within six months (DLHE).
A postgraduate degree in the area of economics is a particularly valuable and flexible qualification that can open the door to exciting careers in many professions. Our graduates have gone on to work as economists in international organisations, the financial sector, business, UK and overseas governments, and to further postgraduate training and academic careers at Kent, UK and overseas universities. Recent MSc graduates have gone on to work for companies in the UK such as BNP Paribas, AXA, FactSet and PwC.
The School's employability officers and the University's Careers and Employability Service are available throughout the year to offer one-to-one advice and help on all aspects of employability at any stage in your postgraduate studies. We also offer online advice on employability skills, career choices, applications and interview skills.
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- Microeconomics of Consumers, Markets and Welfare
- Econometric Methods
- Development Economics
- Research Skills for Economics Dissertation
- Sustainable Economic Growth and Environmental Valuation
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
There is no fixed application deadline for applications from home/EU students, though we strongly recommend you apply as soon as possible.
DisciplinesEconomics Finance International Development View 532 other Masters in Economics in United Kingdom
- A good honours degree (minimum 2:2) from the UK or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification in a sciences or social sciences subject. Applicants must also have a good level of quantitative skills (eg a pre-university school qualification in mathematics).
- All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.
International18000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9100 GBP per year during 12 months.
- EU - £13500
- UK - £4550
- EU - £6750
- International - £9000
Living costs for Canterbury
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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