SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

Students on this programme complete courses on macro; micro; quantitative methods and growth. In addition, students must take 3 optional courses and complete a dissertation in an area of applied economics.

Course Modules

Core modules: macroeconomics; microeconomics; growth and development; quantitative methods i; quantitative methods ii; dissertation. Optional modules: African economies 1: applied microeconomic analysis; African economies 2: applied macroeconomic analysis; applied economics of the Middle East 1; applied economics of the Middle East 2; economic development of South Asia a) the macroeconomy; economic development of South Asia b) major sectors and the international; economic development of the Asia Pacific region 1; economic development of the Asia Pacific region 2; economics of environment and development; financial systems and economic development; history of economic analysis; international economics 1; international economics 2; Marxist political economy and world development; political economy of agriculture and food; political economy of institutions; quantitative methods iii; theory of financial institutions and policy.

Start Date:

09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £4,191 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £15,990 Overseas Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £4,191 Home Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £15,990 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,995 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £18,790 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc
3 years
Full Time
PhD with Integrated Study
6 years
Part Time
PhD with Integrated Study

Qualifications required:

  • Admission and Thesis Requirements. A good Masters degree in Economics is usually required for registration for the MPhil and PhD research degrees. Students are normally registered for the MPhil degree in the first instance. Once approval of the Student's Supervisory Committee has been received, the student's registration is upgraded to PhD status (and backdated to the commencement of the MPhil registration), usually at the end of the first year of study. The normal period of study for a PhD degree is not less than three years of full-time study. Students if full-time employment or with other significant commitments may register for part-time study, for which the minimum registration period is double that of full-time study. Candidates are expected to present a thesis of no more than 55,000 words for the MPhil, while for the PhD the maximum length is 100,000 words.