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MSc Development Economics with Integrated pre-Masters

Course Level:

Postgraduate, Taught




CODE P1160

How long it takes:

2 years

Study Mode:

Distance learning/ Campus

Course cost

Price: US$22,500

Entry requirements

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Newcastle Law School

Pre-Masters Modules Economics


 Compulsory Modules  Credits
Academic English & Study Skills 1                                                                                        20 credits
Academic English & Study Skills 2  20 credits
Microeconomics A  10 credits
Microeconomics B  10 credits
Macroeconomics A  10 credits
Macroeconomics B  10 credits
Introductory Econometrics A  10 credits
Introductory Econometrics B  10 credits
Optional Modules  
The Economics of Public Expenditure  10 credits
 Environmental Economics A  10 credits
 Environmental Economics B  10 credits
 Economic Development A  10 credits
 Economic Development B  10 credits
 Microfoundations of Macroeconomics  10 credits
 Contemporary Issues in the UK Economy  20 credits
 Economics of Corporate Finance   10 credits
 Game Theory  10 credits
 The Economics of Uncertainty and Information  10 credits
 The Theory of Industrial Organisation   10 credits
 Introduction to International Trade  10 credits
 International Trade Theory and Policy for Europe  10 credits
 International and European Monetary Issues  10 credits
 Open Economy Macroeconomics  10 credits
 Economics of Financial Markets  10 credits
 Behavioural and Experimental Economics  10 credits
 Economics of Banking  10 credits
 Monetary Policy  10 credits


Considering postgraduate study, but unsure whether you meet the entry requirements for a Masters-level degree? Postgraduate admissions guidelines vary by course and university, but can be quite flexible.

Your existing qualifications will be important, but you don’t necessarily need a great Bachelors degree to apply for a Masters. Your personal circumstances and experience may also be considered during the admissions process.

This guide explains the typical entry requirements for a Masters, which include:

      • An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject – Depending on the programme and institution, you may need a 2.1 in your Bachelors, but this isn’t always the case
      • Language proficiency – If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to display a certain ability level, usually through a language test
      • Professional experience – Some postgraduate programmes may require you to have some professional experience (this is usually the case for PGCEs and Masters in Social Work)
      • Entrance exams – These are only required in certain subject areas and qualifications, including some MBAs

Tuition fees for UK/EU students 2020/21

MSc:  Full-time £9,900. Part-time £4,950
Postgraduate Diploma:  Full-time £6,660. Part-time £3,300


Tuition fees for International students 2020/21

MSc: Full time £23,310
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £15,540


You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.

All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.

Careers in Business is a dedicated service for postgraduate Business School students. We support you in planning your career, deciding upon your job seeking strategies, making applications, preparing for interviews and assessment centres and developing your skills. At the start of your programme you will receive an email from the Careers in Business team giving details of how you can access Careers in Business Online.

A Skills Development Consultant is available to support you in developing personal skills such as team working, leadership, presentations and interpersonal skills. Individual 45 minute appointments can be made through Careers in Business Online.