MSc Development Finance

Development Finance at the University of Reading

Making finance a driver for economic development

Programme provides: The programme explores key issues and challenges in the provision of finance for economic development in developing countries and covers analysis of financial markets in emerging economies, financial sector reform and policies and institutions to promote financial inclusion.

This Masters programme will:

  • investigate the key issues within the field of development finance and microenterprise finance.
  • include an analysis of both the formal and informal financial sectors and the policies to promote financial inclusion and financial reform.
  • enable you to explore specialist areas within the financial services sector and other topics relating to development.

Programme specification:

For details of the core modules and structure of the degree, please download the programme specification. Please note, the program specification is subject to change. If you have any questions about changes, please contact the program director.

For a list of optional modules that may be available to you, please look here.

For a list of all of our degrees, and information about study within GIIDAE, please see our brochure.


Why study at Reading


Reasons for studying at GIIDAE

Renowned for our social and friendly atmosphere where student and staff interaction is paramount; we provide a supportive learning environment that welcomes students from around the world.

Our diversity is our strength as we cover a broad variety of topics with everything from Agricultural Economics, to Food Security and International Development.

The ability to choose modules from a wide range within the School and across the University allows you to tailor your programme to meet your interests and career aspirations.

We offer excellent opportunities for professional networking, with the option of placement experiences in the UK and overseas.

Our programmes add value to your personal and professional development as we connect the theory, practice and policy.

Our Masters students rated their experience with us at 91% satisfaction overall, so you can be sure your experience with be a good one.

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