SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

This course applies the principles of economic analysis to the design of economic policy with reference to South Asia.

Course Modules

Core modules: macroeconomics; microeconomics; growth and development; quantitative methods i; quantitative methods ii; dissertation. Optional modules include: economic development of South Asia a) the macroeconomy; economic development of South Asia b) major sectors and the international; capital markets, derivatives and corporate finance; economics of environment and development; international economics 1; financial systems and economic development; history of economic analysis; 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
1 year
Full Time
MSc Other Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc Other Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Minimum upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in economics; applicants without a 1st 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.