The MSc in Economic Development and Policy Analysis explores current theories, issues and evidence in economic policy as applied to developing countries.
It is ideal for students who wish to apply an advanced level knowledge of economics to practical and policy issues, and who have a particular interest in development issues. The programme introduces a range of techniques for development policy analysis and reviews policy and practice in many of the most important areas of economic policy in developing countries.
The content of the course draws upon the research experience and activities of staff associated with the Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade (CREDIT) and the Centre for Policy Evaluation (CPE) which fall into four broad areas:
aid and aid policy
trade and trade policy
The centres explore the effects of public policy and develop methods of policy evaluation through cross-country and comparative policy research while encouraging informed debate on issues around economic development.
This one year full-time programme requires students to complete 120 credits of core and optional modules before undertaking a supervised dissertation.
During the first semester students take core modules in:
Students take four more modules in the second semester, two of which are compulsory:
The remaining two modules can be selected from a wide range which can be found on our Modules page.
(Note: Not all Semester 2 modules are available for every course)
After successfully completing exams at the end of the second Semester, students write a supervised Dissertation over the summer, on a topic related to Economic Development and Policy Analysis.