MSc Development Finance / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2023

Academic entry qualification overview

We require a UK Honours degree with a First or Upper Second (2.1) classification or the overseas equivalent in Economics or a related discipline. Candidates should demonstrate a background in microeconomics, macroeconomics and statistics and achieve scores of 2.1 or above in relevant modules.  

When assessing your academic record we take into account the grades you have achieved and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.

English language

For the latest information on demonstrating your English proficiency for those whose first language is not English, please see our   language requirements .

This programme also accepts successful completion of the 6 Week Pre-sessional English Language course. We accept the following qualifications which must be valid on the start date of the Pre-sessional course:

IELTS - 6.5 overall with no element below 6.0

TOEFL iBT -  90 overall with 20 or above in all elements

Pearson PTE Academic or Academic UKVI - 70 overall with 65 or above in all elements

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Other international entry requirements

We accept a range of qualifications from across the globe. To help international students the university provides specific information for many individual countries. Please see our  country-specific information page  for guidance on the academic qualifications which may be accepted from your country.

Professional entry qualification

If you do not meet our academic entry qualification criterion, your admission may still be approved if satisfactory evidence of postgraduate study, research or substantial relevant professional experience can be provided.