Issues such as aid, debt, foreign direct investment, trade and financial integration are key topics in this Masters in International Development.
You will be taught methods of analysing the possible economic effects of aid (in particular, on public expenditure, investment and growth); the possible social and political effects of aid (in particular on poverty eradication, welfare, corruption and good governance); and the underlying theories of development that govern financial assistance by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
* MSc: 12 months full-time;
As a graduate of this programme you will have the skills necessary for practitioners advising on policies or with an active role in international development projects. The programme will equip you with the necessary analytical toolkit to undertake research in the field of international development.
On this programme, students will take three core courses, three optional courses and complete an independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation
* Aid and development
* International trade
* IMF, World Bank and economic growth.
* Basic econometrics
* Behavioural economics: theory and application
* Development policy
* Economics of inequality and deprivation
* Eonvironmental economics
* Financial institutions and markets in developing countries
* Foreign direct investment and development
* Growth and development
* Introduction to normative economics
* Policies for sustainability and development
* Project planning, appraisal and implementation
* Theory and principles of sustainability
Optional courses are also offered in Politics and Economic & Social History.
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Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.