This programme, run jointly by The Global Development Institute (School of Environment, Education and Development) and Economics (School of Social Sciences), is designed to provide training in economic theory, applied economics and quantitative methods of relevance to developing and transitional economies. The programme is especially appropriate for those seeking to practice as development economists whether in government, the private sector, multilateral organisations or NGOs.
In addition to four compulsory course units, students have the opportunity to specialise in particular areas of the subject via four optional course units and a dissertation.
The theory course units provide a thorough training in both contemporary macro- and micro- development theory. Applied and optional course units offer you an opportunity to understand development problems and policy prescriptions within both global and national economic contexts.
The quantitative course units, which include an applied development project, enable you to test theories through the use of data sets and provide training in standard econometrics techniques and up-to-date econometrics software packages. Independent research is undertaken by all students between June and September in the form of an approved dissertation.
This programme is offered jointly between the Economics discipline, School of Social Sciences and GDI. Informal enquiries, prior to applications, are welcomed. Please contact: Dr Osman Ouattara (Programme Director) | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org