MSc Economics (Development)
Please note, the MSc Economics (Development) is not running during the academic year 2013/14.
- Builds on students’ previous studies of economics, providing an in-depth knowledge of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics both theoretical and applied within a development focus.
- This programme follows a similar pattern to the MSc Economics but with much more of a development focus. The main difference lies in the options that can be taken and the dissertation which comprises one third of the overall mark and must be in a development-related subject.
- Provides a foundation for those wishing to pursue a PhD.
- Economic Theory & Applications 1
- Econometrics for Economics & Finance
- Development Economics
- Economic Theory & Applications 2
- Research Methods in Economics & Finance
- Welfare Economics & Distributive Justice
- International Development and Poverty
- International Policy Analysis 1
- Sociology & Social Anthropology of Development
- Management of Development
- Transition Economics
- Environmental Regulation
- Growth Theory
- Public Economics
- Environmental Valuation & Resource Economics
- Policy Theory & the Politics of Developing Countries
- Environmental Regulation
- Globalisation 2: political economy of globalisation
- World Politics: conflict, security and development
- Sustainable Development
- Livelihoods & Wellbeing Well-being
- Welfare Regimes and Social Policy: a Global Perspective
- Critical Issues in Social Development
- A Regional Specialism
The final third of the programme comprises a development-related dissertation.
- First or 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in economics or an appropriate subject, from a recognised university
English Language requirements
Certificates must be dated to within two years of the start of the programme of study.
- IELTS 6.5 (with not less than 6.0 in each of the four components)
- TOEFL 580 (paper-based test) or 237 (computer-based test) with a score of not less than 4 in TWE or 92 (internet-based test) with not less than 24 in each of the components.
If you wish to improve your English proficiency before commencing your studies, pre-sessional language training can be arranged through the English Language Centre.
- Two references are required. At least one of these must be an academic reference.
Read details for how to apply to study.
- Application Fee of £25 payable during the on-line application process.
- Deposit of £100 payable upon receipt of an offer of a place to study.
- Tuition Fees
Potential sources of funding
We suggest you apply before the following dates if you wish to study this programme:
- 30 June 2013 for International Students (who need to apply for a UK Visa).
- 31 August 2013 for Home/EU students.
- Funding deadlines for Studentships and Scholarships
Admissions Officer: Ms Anny Colgan / Miss Sophie Martin
Tel: +44 (0)1225 38 3144
Economics has four research clusters
- Incentives & Governance – This represents the largest research cluster within the department encompassing Economic Theory; Institutional Economics; Labour Economics; Public Economics; Sports Economics and Development Economics. The broad range of interests in this cluster lends itself to overlapping research that aids the research ethic within the department.
- Environmental Economics – The department has an internationally renowned team of environmental economists who publish regularly and have attracted a number of research grants from the European Commission. Professor Anil Markandya was a lead author for the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.
- Money and Macro-finance – Research focuses on time series analysis of macroeconomic variables and the construction of small scale macroeconomic models. The cluster has produced high quality peer reviewed articles in macroeconomic-behavioural models, the relationship between stock market prices and exchange rates, and inflation rate targeting. Other areas of interest:- Credit default swaps, yield curves.
- Development Economics - Development economics is the field of economics dedicated to understanding long-term structural change of economies and their effect on human wellbeing. It is concerned particularly with the persistence of global poverty and inequality, and what can be done to reduce it, both within countries and through changes to the global economic system. Also concerned with aid effectiveness and corruption.
About the Department
Economics at Bath
The Department of Economics has a strong international research reputation in mainstream economics. The department has attracted substantial funding for its work on, for example, Environmental Economics. Other quality indicators include: