Development Economics, B.Sc. | SOAS University of London | London, United Kingdom
36 months
21160 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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Studying the Development Economics programme from SOAS University of London will provide you with a thorough grounding in economic theory, analysis and policy, while studying the economics of a wide range of developing and emerging countries.

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The Department of Economics is one of the country's leading departments specialising in the economics of growth and development as well as in political economy and heterodox approaches to Economics. Research and teaching is pursued on a variety of topics and is unique in its depth and range of regional and specialising coverage, including topics from contemporary banking and finance, the economics of the environment, gender economics, global economic theory, as well as the economic development of a variety of regions from Japan to the Middle East. 

Why study BSc Development Economics at SOAS University of London  

  • 8th in UK for student satisfaction with teaching (Guardian League Tables 2022)
  • we offer a broad portfolio of modules on economics and political economy
  • our unrivalled focus in the study of developing and emerging economies provides you with a more critical approach to economic theory
  • our academic staff are specialists within an unparalleled range of emerging and developing economies, and a broad spectrum of theory and policy debates
  • theoretical concepts and debates are expertly applied to real issues within the countries of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, as well as in the global economy and interdependencies therein
  • you will gain professional experience by pursuing our professional placement module
  • you will be able to flexibly structure your programme using our Open Option modules to take advantage of the expertise of our other departments, including the opportunity to learn a language
  • learn how to use the programming language R, which is embedded in some of our main modules
  • we are specialists in the delivery of languages. Your command of a language from SOAS will set you apart from graduates of other universities

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Economic Principles (Macro)
  • Economic Principles (Micro)
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Statistics
  • Applied Economic Issues in the Global Economy
  • Essay Writing Workshop - Undergraduate Economics
  • Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Microeconomic Analysis
  • Development Economics
  • Employability and Career Planning Workshop

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


360 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Level equivalent: AAB
  • Contextualised offer: ABB
  • Subject required: Applicants without A-level Maths (or equivalent) must have a minimum of Grade B in GCSE Maths (grade 6 in the new structure)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21160 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21160 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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