Our Economic Development and Policy Analysis MSc explores current theories, issues and evidence in economic policy employed by developing countries. You will apply an advanced-level knowledge of economics to practical and policy issues. You will be introduced to a range of techniques for development policy analysis, and review many of the most important areas of economic policy in developing countries. Our teaching is informed by the Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade. The centre’s principle interests are trade policy, macroeconomics of aid, and analysis of household surveys, especially for sub-Saharan Africa. This work is incorporated into the modules we offer and you will learn from experts who are passionate about their field. With an advanced economics degree from the University of Nottingham, you will graduate with all the knowledge, practical skills and confidence you need to stand out to employers and progress as a professional economist or academic researcher.
In semester one, you will take modules in economic policy analysis, macroeconomics, microeconomics and economic data analysis. The macroeconomics and microeconomics modules are designed with a focus on policy. In semester two, you will take two further required modules in trade policy analysis and development policy analysis, and choose two optional modules. You will also start work on your dissertation by taking a module in economic research methodology. After completing your semester two modules, you will undertake a 15,000-word dissertation, with one-to-one support from an expert academic supervisor. This will demonstrate familiarity with a particular area of economic development and policy analysis.
Modules are assessed by a combination of exams and coursework at the end of the relevant semester.
2:1 (or international equivalent) in a discipline with significant economics content; IELTS: 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element).
Fees and funding
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