MSc Development Economics and Policy Program By The University of Manchester | Top Universities

MSc Development Economics and Policy

MSc Development Economics and Policy

The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    27
  • Degree MSc
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months
  • Scholarships No
  • Start date Jan-2000
This programme is designed to provide training in economic theory, applied economics and quantitative methods of relevance to developing and transitional economies. The programme is especially appropriate for those seeking to practice as development economists whether in government, the private sector, multilateral organisations or NGOs. In addition to studying four compulsory course units, students may specialise in particular areas of the subject via four optional course units and a dissertation. The theory course units provide a thorough training in both contemporary macro- and micro-development theory. Applied and optional course units offer students an opportunity to understand development problems and policy prescriptions within both global and national economic contexts. The quantitative course units, which include an applied development project, enable students to test theories through the use of data sets and provide training in standard econometrics techniques and up-to-date econometrics software packages. Students will also undertake independent research between June and September in the form of an approved dissertation.
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