Economic Perspectives on Development (901M9)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

You are given an introduction to economics applied to international development.

You study:

  • economic growth
  • rural development
  • finance
  • food
  • institutions
  • international trade.

You are suited to this course if you are interested to know the causes and potential solutions to some of the most pressing problems of our time.

There are no prerequisites for attending this course, but some basic algebra and statistics will be employed in the lectures and seminars. 

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 44 hours of contact time and about 256 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.