Our MSc Development Finance course enables you to examine the key issues development finance against the background of major perspectives in development and macroeconomic policy.
Are you an early/mid-career professional interested in finance and governance?
If so, our MSc Development Finance will enable you to undertake a rigorous analysis of the role of development finance in economic development from both micro and macro perspectives. The course focuses on financial inclusion, microfinance, institutional design and policy reform in domestic and international financial systems.
In addition to the MSc course, we also offer Development Finance as a PG Diploma or PG Certificate, with the full-time option delivered over six months and the part-time option over two periods of six months.
Class sizes vary by subject and module, but emphasis is always placed on good contact time with lecturers. Learning occurs across a variety of lectures, seminars, tutorials and field trips.
Excellent opportunities exist for research, networking and personal development within each programme, as well as access to first-class study resources and employability support.
On joining this course, you will become a member of the School's Graduate Institute of International Development, Agriculture and Economics (GIIDAE). As a GIIDAE student, you will have the option of undertaking a placement during the summer period, however this is not a requirement of the degree.
For information on the scholarships, modules, bursaries and other sources of funding available to you, visit the GIIDAE website.
IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent)
Entry requirements: Normally a good undergraduate honours degree (2:1 or above), or equivalent from a university outside the UK. Your undergraduate degree should include a significant element of economics/accounting or finance. Strong applicants with little or no training in economics may be admitted, provided you attend a pre-sessional economics course.
What will you study?
Theories and Practices of Development
Macroeconomics for Developing Countries
Appraisal of Agricultural and Rural Development Projects
Research and Study Skills for Independent Learning
Please note that all modules are subject to change. Please see our modules disclaimer for more information.
How much will it cost?
New UK/EU students: £8,100 per year
New international students: £17,100 per year
These course fees cover the cost of your tuition. Some courses will require additional payments for field trips and extra resources. You will also need to budget for your accommodation and living costs. See our information on living costs for more details.
Financial support for your studies
You may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary to help pay for your study. Students from the UK and other EU countries may also be eligible for a student loan to help cover these costs. See our fees and funding information for more information on what's available.
The fees given are for entry in the academic year starting in September 2021, and will be confirmed in your offer letter. You can find more information on fees and funding, including for part-time study, through our dedicated fees and funding page.
What career can you have?
Our programmes are excellent preparation for careers in practice, research and policy in the areas of international and rural development, agricultural economics, and marketing within the food chain.
Engagement with a wide variety of visiting speakers and field trips provides many opportunities for networking. In addition, competitive internships, placements and research dissertations are opportunities to showcase your skills, undertake field research or link with organisations in the development sector. For examples of organisations our graduates go on to work for, please visit the GIIDAE website.