Find out about how we'll be delivering our courses in 2020.
Start date: September 2021
Explore key issues and challenges in the provision of finance for economic development in development countries with our MSc Development Finance.The University of Reading is the highest-ranking UK University for Agriculture and Forestry and is ranked 9th in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020- Agriculture & Forestry.) We are the only UK University in the top 50.
This programme enables you to examine the key issues in development finance and covers analysis of financial markets in emerging economies, financial sector reform and policies and institutions to promote financial inclusion. The core modules cover key issues within the field of development finance and microenterprise finance, against the background of major perspectives on development and macroeconomic policy. Optional modules provide the opportunity to further investigate specialist areas within the financial services sector and/or to explore a wide range of other topics relating to development.
As a member of the School's Graduate Institute of International Development, Agriculture and Economics (GIIDAE), you will also have the option of undertaking a placement during the summer period.
As a School, we are committed to empowering change through our teaching and research, with our academics working to tackle some the world’s most pressing issues across their respective fields of expertise. Our mission is to make a difference in the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, so we offer a diverse range of modules giving you the knowledge and skills that will enable you as an individual to have an impact and be part of global change, whatever your chosen pathway.
GIIDAE has an active scholarship programme. For more information about the scholarships, bursaries and other sources of funding available, please visit the GIIDAE website.
To learn more about postgraduate study in the School, please see the GIIDAE brochure.