Master "Development Economics"
School of Economics, Université d’Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE
National degree. Level: Master of Science
Entry minimum level: 4 successful years in a higher education institution
The MSc in development economics is a one year programme (master 2 level). The first semester is dedicated to studies, when the second semester will be dedicated to training. As indicated by the French ministry of education and research, foreign students will attend a “French as a foreign language” course, in order to help them better integrate and be able to appreciate French culture.
The master is entirely taught in English. A French as a foreign language Course is compulsory.
• Offering a broad vision of economic development issues and using the standard operational tools of economic analysis.
• Considering a context characterized by a growing trade and financial openness.
• Examining market imperfections, inequality, poverty
• Combining macro and micro analysis, and considering as well short term, as long term issues.
• Analyzing real situations by combining theoretical developments and statistics and/ or econometrics approaches.
S1: Core study modules
• International Development
• Financing Development
• Economic Policies
• Sustainable Development
• Quantitative techniques
• French as a foreign language
S2 : Training modules
• 3 to 6 months internship
- Candidates are expected to have received a good training in economics and to have a basic knowledge of calculus and statistics.
- Candidates must have successfully completed 4 years in Higher Education Institutions, in order to entry a master’s degree second year: either a four year bachelor’s degree, or a three year bachelor’s degree and one first year of master’s degree.
- Candidates who are not native English speaker or who have not completed their first degree at a university in which the language of teaching is English will match our English Language Requirements by holding an English language qualification to the right level: IELTS: 7; TOEFL IBT : 85, Cambridge English advanced certificate, TOEIC 850 (or equivalent).Application: the process depends on your nationality.
1- If you are a citizen of one of the countries listed hereunder, then you contact Campus France office of your country: www.nom du pays .campusfrance.org, example: www.algerie.campusfrance.org
You are also invited to apply on line: https://pastel.diplomatie.gouv.fr/etudesenfrance
2- If you are not a citizen of one of those countries, please fill in the application file 2017 and e-mail it with the required documents to: Claudine.firstname.lastname@example.orgTuition Fees
National tuition fees : 256 euros in 2016-2017
Course Unit 1: International development. 50h / 6 ECTS
Development economics. 12h
Trade policies and economic growth. 20h
Poverty and development. 18h
Course Unit 2: International financing of development. 40h / 6 ECTS
Financing development I. 10h
BRICS and world economy. 16h
Financing development II .14h
Course Unit 3: Economic policies. 40h / 6ECTS
Economy policy evaluation. 12h
Global health economics. 12h
Course Unit 4: Sustainable development CM 40h / 6 ECTS
Sustainable development economics. 10h
Principles of natural resources economies. 15h
Economic valuation of climate change adaptation in developing countries.10h
Course Unit 5: Quantitative techniques 47h/ 6 ECTS
Complements in statistics .15h
French as a Foreign Language 20h –
TOTAL ECTS 30Semester 2
Unit 6: Practical application – 30 ECTS
Internship (or master thesis), 3 months minimum – 30 ECTS
Graduates form the MSc in Development Economics will work as professional economists on development issues in development agencies (GIZ, NORAD…), governments, international financial institutions or the private sector (banks, finance, firms), NGOs…
More on why you should study this course
The programme relies on the expertise of professors in economics from the school of economics, University of Auvergne, and researchers affiliated to the CERDI (Center for Studies and Research on International Development) established in 1976. The CERDI is recognized as a leading institution in research dedicated to international development economics.
Several guest professors from prestigious partner universities and professionals also teach in this MSc.
In 2011 the CERDI and the School of Economics masters’ degrees were awarded the highest mark by the French Evaluation Agency for Research and Higher Education.
The advantages of studying at the Université d’Auvergne
In a unique, natural setting located at the crossroads of Europe, the Université d’Auvergne is a multi-disciplinary institution centered on two major fields: law-economics- management and sciences –health - technology.
Some figures: 16000 students, 650 professor-researchers 22 research centers.
• The university is regularly ranked amongst the best French universities.
• A very helpful and enthusiastic staff will welcome you and help you deal with all different issues: housing, insurance…
• Situated in the valley of Auvergne’s volcano park, the university offers excellent conditions for study and work in a green region overflowing with a vibrant cultural and sporting life.