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University of Sussex: Development Economics MSc

Institution University of Sussex View institution profile
Department Economics
Telephone 01273 872717
Study type Taught


Become a policy-oriented development economist in government, international development organisations, consultancies or universities. Learn how to:

design and evaluate policy, informed by latest research and best practice frame complex development challenges, systematically and creatively communicate technical analysis clearly and coherently.

As well as gaining a solid grounding in micro- and macroeconomic theory, you’ll learn to analyse contemporary theory, debates and evidence on a wide range of issues including:

poverty and inequality human capital markets for labour land and credit public policy economic growth management of resource wealth trade and aid.


The University of Sussex Business School is accredited by EQUIS, the most comprehensive institutional accreditation system for business and management schools. Accreditation ensures a rigorous quality control, benchmarking against international standards and is acknowledged worldwide.


We are a research-intensive campus university with an excellent international reputation, located within the vibrant seaside city of Brighton & Hove. We welcome spirited students who want to study in a creative and intellectually-challenging environment.

We have been ranked 1st in the world for Development Studies for seven consecutive years in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017-2023.

A uniquely Sussex education

We offer over 200 postgraduate courses designed to enable you to make a positive difference in the world.

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