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Course summary

Examine the financial sector in the context of economic growth and development. You’ll analyse the role finance plays from micro and macro perspectives, and focus on financial inclusion, microfinance, institutional design, and policy reform in domestic and international financial systems. For more information, please visit the programme page:


Sample modules: Development Finance * Microfinance * Theories and Practices of Development * Macroeconomics for Developing Countries * Appraisal of Agricultural and Rural Development Projects * Research and Study Skills for Independent Learning. Please note that all modules are subject to change. Check our website for more details about the course structure.

Entry requirements

IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent). Entry requirements: Applicants are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree, ideally with upper second-class or above (or equivalent from an internationally recognised university outside the UK). Applicants who have relevant career experience are also welcome to apply. Students may join immediately after their undergraduate degree, or after some years of employment to enhance career prospects by acquiring further skills. Your undergraduate degree should include a significant element of economics/accounting or finance. Strong applicants with little or no training in economics may be admitted, provided you attend a pre-sessional economics course.

Fees and funding

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Development Finance at University of Reading - UCAS