Development Economics

Kingston University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Development Economics

  • Host University

    Kingston University

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Substantial previous university-level study of economics.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Content:

    This module will introduce the economic structure of developing countries, the specific
    challenges they face and their position in world economy today. It should interest all
    students who wish to acquire a good background in issues of growth and development in
    lower income countries and their significance for world economy.

    The module will start by introducing theories of economic development and
    measurement issues. It will examine some problems affecting all or groups of these
    countries, such as population growth, poverty, environment, income distribution,
    structural adjustment and volatile capital flows. It will also deal with policy issues specific
    to developing countries.

    Teaching: Lectures, seminars and presentations

    ? Essay (50%)
    ? 2 hour Exam (50%)
    Alternative assessment (TBC)

    Study Option 1 = Whole Year
    Study Option 2 = Autumn
    Study Option 3 = Spring/summer

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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