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Department of Economics, Programme Catalogue 2011/12

THES-AFM04: MSc Economics (Development)


Mode of attendance: Full-time

Year 1

Click here for further information NFAAR-PGT assessment regulations:
  • This programme has the following designated alternative programmes (DAPs): PG Diploma; PG Certificate
  • Assessment Regulations: Appendix 11 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view
  • Programme progression requirement: 40%
  • Taught credits: 60; Dissertation/Project credits: 30

Semester 1: Taught Units

Designated Essential Units Click here for further information
ES50060 Econometrics for economics & finance 6 Credits
ES50071 Economic theory & applications 1 6 Credits
Optional Units: Select 3 Unit(s) from the following list:
ES50052 Welfare economics and distributive justice 6 Credits
ES50056 Transition economics 6 Credits
ES50058 Environmental regulation 6 Credits
SP50217 Sociology & social anthropology of development 6 Credits
SP50218 Policy & politics of developing countries 6 Credits
SP50249 Advanced policy analysis 6 Credits
SP50254 Foundations of international development 6 Credits
ZZ50001 Director of Studies approved unit 6 Credits

Semester 2: Taught Units

Compulsory Units
ES50057 Development economics 6 Credits
ES50072 Economic theory & applications 2 6 Credits
ES50073 Research methods in economics & finance 6 Credits
Optional Units: Select 2 Unit(s) from the following list:
Students may select a maximum of 1 regional specialism unit (SP50235/SP50236/SP50237).
ES50051 Applied econometrics 6 Credits
ES50053 Growth theory 6 Credits
ES50059 Environmental valuation & resource economics 6 Credits
SP40215 Critical issues in social development 6 Credits
SP50220 Management of development (MID) 6 Credits
SP50225 Globalisation 2: political economy of globalisation 6 Credits
SP50226 World politics: conflict, security & development 6 Credits
SP50227 Sustainable development livelihoods and wellbeing 6 Credits
SP50235 South Asia regional research specialism 6 Credits
SP50236 Africa regional research specialism 6 Credits
SP50237 Latin America regional research specialism 6 Credits
ZZ50005 Director of Studies approved unit 6 Credits

Dissertation Period: Project/Dissertation Units

Compulsory Units
ES50064 Economics: Masters dissertation 30 Credits

* This programme catalogue is applicable for the 2011/12 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2012/13 and beyond should not assume that later years of a programme will be in the format displayed here for 2011/12.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.