Political Economy of Development
SOAS, University of London
Key Course Facts
This unique MSc is designed for students whose first degree was only partially in economics or who have already studied a lot of economics and want to do an MSc that enables them to do a wider range of options. Instead of the usual compulsory courses in micro, macro and econometrics (they are still available as options), this MSc has compulsory courses in institutional economics, development economics, research methods and statistical techniques.
Students will benefit from our unique pluralist approach to economics, covering both conventional as well critical and institutionalist economics paradigms, and our range of regional modules covering different developing and emerging regions in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. We believe economists have to be confident in their use of competing methodological approaches to participate in global policy debates. You will leave with a knowledge base that is essential for further work in development policy, business and finance and research work in political economy at the global level.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Political Economy of Development, MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
We will consider all applications with 2:ii (or international equivalent) or higher. In addition to degree classification we take into account other elements of the application including supporting statement and references.
Tuition Fees Political Economy of Development MSc
|England UK||£6360||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£6360||year 1|
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
Positions of SOAS, University of London in top UK and global rankings.
About SOAS, University of London
SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) University of London is a research university dedicated to liberal arts subjects, with a particular focus on the continent of Africa, and the nations of Japan, Korea, and China. Their modern campus is located in the Bloomsbury area of London. Applicants can expect to find programmes and courses that take regions from Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and combine them with a particular area of academic interest. These might include, History, Economics, Politics, as well as Music and History of Art. This university offers a high degree of specialisation, ensuring that the teaching staff are able to deliver perspectives based on true expertise in their fields.
Student composition of SOAS, University of London
Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Food Policy MSc||City University London||-||-||-||£5410||£6763||-||London||On campus Part-time|
|Political Economy MSc||University of Essex||-||-||-||£8760||£18800||-||Colchester||On campus Part-time|
|Global Political Economy MSc||Birkbeck, University of London||-||-||-||£9030||£16380||-||London||On campus Full-time|
|Political Economy of Late Development MSc||The London School of Economics and Political Science||-||-||-||£15216||£23520||-||London||On campus Full-time|
|Global Political Economy MRes||University of Bristol||-||-||-||£4565||£19500||-||Bristol||On campus Full-time|
|Economic Policy MA||Kingston University||-||-||-||£5700||£13300||-||Kingston upon Thames||On campus Full-time|
|Political Economy of Europe MSc||The London School of Economics and Political Science||-||-||-||£23520||£23520||-||London||On campus Part-time|
|Political Economy of Development MSc||SOAS, University of London||-||-||-||£12720||£21750||-||London||On campus Full-time|
|Law and Political Economy MSc||Birkbeck, University of London||-||-||-||£5925||£9045||-||London||On campus Part-time|
|Political Science (Political Science and Political Economy) MSc||The London School of Economics and Political Science||-||-||-||£23520||£23520||-||London||On campus Part-time|