|Study location||United Kingdom, Colchester Campus|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A 2.2 Degree in any discipline with some evidence of quantitative ability.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component)
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
Reference should be written on official letterhead, signed and dated. Please upload it in the Documents section.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Explore the most pressing issues in international development. Analyse the impact of these issues using solid quantitative research methods. MSc Quantitative International Development is a truly interdisciplinary course in International Development, taught jointly by the Department of Economics, Department of Government, Department of Sociology and Essex Business School. The course is open to all students looking to understand the problems that the developing world faces from the perspective of a researcher in the area.
With the new data revolution and the recent developments in data collection all over the world, we can apply strong analytical techniques to understand the reality of developing countries. Most of the cutting edge work in the best universities of the world is testing previous concepts with newly collected data using well advanced techniques. In this course we teach you the essentials of research design and statistics, and then you have the option to explore a set of selected topics in international development in order to hone your skills on the subject matter.
You build a thorough understanding of the key statistical techniques, together with a more scientific approach to understanding the pressing issues in International Development through studying the following topics:
Modern research methods
Fundamentals of research design
Econometric and Statistical techniques
Providing the opportunity to use these research skills in applications by studying topics such as:
You are taught by leading experts in the field of international development. The Faculty of Social Sciences at Essex is top 5 in the UK for research, with over 90% of our research rated as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”.
Panel Data Methods
Advanced Research Methods
Economic Development Theory (optional)
Managing for Ethics and Sustainability (optional)
Colonialism, Cultural Diversity and Human Rights (optional)
After completing your masters, you may wish to extend your knowledge with a research degree –many Essex graduates decide to stay here for further study.
Alternatively, our course also prepares you for employment; recent surveys have shown that higher degree graduates are more likely to obtain jobs at professional or managerial level.
Our recent Master’s level graduates have gone on to work for a range of high-profile organisations in the international development field, such as United Nations and The World Bank.