SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

BSc Development Economics is a 3'year single subject degree. It provides a thorough grounding in economic theory and analysis, with an emphasis on the economics of developing countries. Whilst introductory units in Economics are followed in Year 1, students in Years 2 and 3 take more specialised courses dealing with economic development as well as courses focusing on specific regions in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. No preliminary knowledge of the subject or of any region is required.

Course Modules

Year 1: Introduction to economic analysis; introduction to quantitative methods for economists; quantitative methods for economists; introduction to economic analysis; comparative growth in Asia and Africa. Year 2: Economics of developing countries 1; intermediate economic analysis; quantitative methods for economists; econometrics; banking and finance in economic development; foreign trade and development. Year 3: Economics of developing countries 2; econometrics; advanced economic analysis; applied econometrics; economic development of Africa; economic development of South Asia; economic development of South East Asia; economic development of modern China; economic development of the modern Middle East; independent study projects in economics; economic development of Japan since 1868.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level AAB-AAA
  • Course specific

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86% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 73%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 86%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 89%

£23,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

80% Go on to work and/or study

In work 45
Studying 30
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 15
Unknown 10

20% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 82%

Total Coursework: 18%

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