Helping Economies Survive

Development economics helps you rise to the challenge of dealing with policy changes. Here are the top choices

Published: 20th October 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th October 2014 11:59 PM   |  A+A-

Yale University, US

The University offers a Master’s in International and Development Economics administered by the Economic Growth Center on behalf of it’s Department of Economics. The course is designed to provide rigorous academic training to students whose careers are or will be in the area of economic development or international economics. Those who have an undergraduate degree in Economics or a background in Quantitative Methods can apply.



School of Oriental and African Studies, UK

It offers an MSc in Development Economics that can be studied in one, two or three years. The MSc programme stresses a lot on research and dissertation. There are eight modules to be covered, which are mainly delivered through lectures, classes, tutorials and an 8,000-word dissertation. Exams end in May and dissertation to be submitted by September. English language requirements include an IELTS score of 7 including the sub-sections.



London School of Economics, UK

It offers MSc Development Studies in two modes — theoretical and research-based. Though applicants from any background are considered, preference is given to those hailing from social sciences or humanities streams. The programme entitles extensive study of literature and therefore participants are expected to be proficient in English as well. The research component of the programme is heavily focused on methodology, according to the School.



Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany

It offers an MA in Development Economics with an option of a dual degree in an allied field. The course is spread over four semesters. Application deadline for the Winter semester is April 1 to May 15, 2015. For the Summer semester, applications have to be made between October 1 to November 15, 2015. English language requirements include TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS score.



University of Manchester, UK

It offers a one-year full-time or 27-months part-time MSc in Development Economics and Policy. Graduates holding at least a second class in Economics or a related subject with 60 per cent or above in the following modules — Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and statistics or its international equivalent — can apply.



University of Oxford, UK

The University offers an MSc in Development Economics and lays a strong emphasis on bringing methods of modern economic analysis to development theory and policy. Intake is limited to 30 students per academic session. The programme aims to prepare its graduates for further academic research and for work as professional economists on development issues in international agencies, governments or the private sector.



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