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. 


100%: Lecture


100%: Coursework (Take away paper)

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 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.