M.Sc. On Campus

Development Economics

City, University of London

12 months
15920 GBP/year
10610 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Learn how to apply economic and quantitative analysis to policy and decision-making in developed and developing countries around the world. In this Development Economics programme from City, University of London you will build an understanding of economic development issues while learning economic theory and statistical tools required to analyse policies.


By the time you complete this course you will be able to confidently demonstrate how modern economic theory applies to development economics.

In this Development Economics programme from City, University of London you will benefit from a global perspective, an analytical& sensibility and a keen understanding of new research in fields such as behavioural and experimental economics, macroeconomics, and regulation and competition.

When seeking work, you will be confident in your new competencies. These will include the ability to develop microeconomic models and undertake empirical investigations employing quantitative methods.


A range of employment opportunities are open to you when you graduate. You could seek work in the public or the private sector, focusing on consultancy or economic analysis.

Areas and organisations you could consider:

  • consulting firms specialising in development
  • governmental bodies such as the Department for International Development (DFID)
  • major international, financial and development institutions such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund or the United Nations
  • the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), which regularly recruits MSc students for overseas postings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Development Economics 
  • The Economics of MicroFinance 
  • Microeconomic Theory 
  • Econometrics 
  • Economics Research Project 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You should have some mathematical background (A-level, IB, AP or any other equivalent secondary school qualification) and an upper second-class undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in one of the following:

  • Economics or a related discipline (e.g. finance)
  • Business, Management, Politics, Law, Accounting, Psychology, Quantitative Sociology or Financial Journalism
  • A quantitative discipline, such as Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science or a Natural Science

Students with a good lower second-class degree in one of the above disciplines may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

You must also meet the English language requirement for the programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15920 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10610 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10610 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time per year

  • UK: £5,305
  • Overseas/EU: £7,960

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.



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