Finance for Development (835L1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

This module discusses and analyses the major challenges and current initiatives in the creation of finance industries appropriate to, and effective in, developing countries.

Topics will include:

  • foreign direct investment and developing countries
  • banking and microfinance
  • migration and remittances
  • financing infrastructure and public good provision.


67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar


30%: Coursework (Essay, Presentation)
70%: Examination (Take away paper)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 32 hours of contact time and about 268 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.