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University of Reading

Whiteknights , Reading Berkshire ,United Kingdom

MSc Development Finance

Full Time: 12 months | Part Time: 24 months
Start date: September 2020
Our MSc Development Finance course enables you to examine the key issues development finance against the background of major perspectives in development and macroeconomic policy.
Are you an early/mid-career professional interested in finance and governance?
If so, our MSc Development Finance will enable you to undertake a rigorous analysis of the role of development finance in economic development from both micro and macro perspectives. The course focuses on financial inclusion, microfinance, institutional design and policy reform in domestic and international financial systems.
In addition to the MSc course, we also offer Development Finance as a PG Diploma or PG Certificate, with the full-time option delivered over six months and the part-time option over two periods of six months.
Class sizes vary by subject and module, but emphasis is always placed on good contact time with lecturers. Learning occurs across a variety of lectures, seminars, tutorials and field trips.
Excellent opportunities exist for research, networking and personal development within each programme, as well as access to first-class study resources and employability support.

Intakes

  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

You are normally required to have a first degree in a subject which includes a significant element of economics. If you do not have sufficient knowledge of economics/accounting or finance, you may be admitted provided you attend a pre-sessional course.