BSc Development Economics

SOAS, University of London
En City of London (Inglaterra)

£ 9.000 - (10.693 )
IVA inc.

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • City of london (Inglaterra)
  • Duración:
    3 Years

The distinctiveness of the BSc Development Economics degree at SOAS is its application of relevant theoretical concepts to real issues in the countries of Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Students develop expertise in essential conceptual apparatus of economics, including the necessary statistical and econometrical tools, and gain a firm understanding of the basic theoretical and analytical issues.

BSc Development Economics is a 3 year single subject degree. It provides a thorough grounding in economic theory and analysis, with an emphasis on the economics of developing countries. Whilst introductory units in Economics are followed in Year 1, students in Years 2 and 3 take more specialised courses dealing with economic theory and economic development as well as courses focusing on specific regions in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. No preliminary knowledge of the subject or of any region is required.

It should be noted that BSc Development Economics is separate from BA Economics and Development Studies. The Development Studies/ Economics combination is a two subject degree course in which half the courses taken may be outside the Economics department. Students wishing to do BSc Development Economics, however, will take the majority of their courses within the Department of Economics, with ‘open options’ in other departments (i.e. courses in subjects and languages other than those named in the student’s chosen degree title).

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¿Qué objetivos tiene esta formación?

An undergraduate degree in Development Economics from SOAS gives students a solid grounding in analytical thinking, statistical and computing skills and knowledge of economic principles and their application to concrete situations. Skills gained from a Development Economics BSc include analytical skills, the ability to think laterally and employ critical reasoning, and knowing how to present materials and ideas effectively both orally and in writing.

Requisitos: Plus a minimum of Grade B at GCSE for those without A level Maths.

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Dónde se imparte y en qué fechas

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15 octubre 2016
City of London
London, Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

IT Development
Economic Theory
Political Economy
Quantitative techniques
Economic analysis
Economic development
Development Studies


Students take 4 units per year, completing a total of 12 units in 3 years. They have some flexibility in constructing their own programme of study. Year 1: Students take 3 introductory units in economic theory, quantitative techniques and economic development along with 1 ‘open option’ (i.e. a course at SOAS in a subject or language other than those named in the student’s chosen degree title). Year 2: Students take 3 core units in development economics and economics. They also choose 1 optional course from available options, an open option or an intercollegiate course (taken at other universities in London in a economics course not offered at SOAS). Year 3: Students who have not taken Quantitative Methods for Economists in their years 1 or 2 have to take this course as a core unit in year 3, in addition to three optional courses from the available options. An open option or an intercollegiate course may be taken. Students who have already passed Quantitative Methods for Economists take four optional courses from the available options, one of which may be replaced by either an open option or an intercollegiate course. In their final year students must take at least two regional development courses in the Economics Department and may take no more than a maximum of three such courses. Final year students may not choose ANY first year courses as an open option or intercollegiate course.

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