SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

This course approaches the subject matter from a development perspective. Students complete courses on macro, micro, quantitative methods and growth. In addition, students must complete two courses dedicated to the study of the economics of the Asia Pacific Region, as well as an optional module and a dissertation in applied economics with a focus on one or more countries of the Asia Pacific Region.

Course Modules

Core modules: macroeconomics; microeconomics; growth and development; quantitative methods i; quantitative methods ii; dissertation. Optional modules include: economic development of the Asia pacific region 1; economic development of the Asia pacific region 2; capital markets, derivatives and corporate finance; 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:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Part Time
MSc Other Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc Other Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Minimum upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in economics; applicants without a first degree in economics may be admitted to the Diploma in economics in the 1st instance; satisfactory completion of the Diploma, at a level acceptable to the School, may allow students to take the MSc in the following year; all students must complete and pass the preliminary mathematics and statistics course which is taught over 3 weeks in August and September before the start of the MSc.