SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

This course combines environmental concerns with development economics and political economy. It draws on the specific strengths of SOAS, namely expertise in development economics, multi-disciplinary environmental focus, and area specialisations in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The MSc in Economics with reference to Environment and Development provides a unique specialisation in one of the most rapidly developing areas of economics. The effects of development on the environment and access to resources is one of the most challenging fields that has grown over the past four decades and is now one of the key areas of study. At SOAS, we understand the environment in a broad sense and the scope of courses offered includes various areas such as natural resources, agriculture, economic development, finance, and regionally - specialised courses. All students are required to complete the compulsory preliminary course in Mathematics and Statistics (including Computing) to begin studying on this programme. This course is taught over a three week period from the beginning of September covering mathematics, statistics and computing.

Start Date:

We recommend that part-time students have between two and a half and three days free in the week to pursue their course of study.. We recommend that part-time students have between two and a half and three days free in the week to pursue their course of study..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £12,120 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £12,120 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £20,715 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time Day
MSc £6,060 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time Day
MSc £6,060 European Fees
2 years
Part Time Day
MSc £10,358 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need a minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Economics. Applicants without a first degree in Economics may be admitted to the Diploma in Economics in the fi rst instance. Satisfactory completion of the Diploma, at a level acceptable to the School, may allow students to take the MSc in the following year.
  • International entry requirements: Students whose first language is not English need to have IELTS with 6.5 overall with 6.5 in writing and speaking and 6.0 in reading and listening.