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MSc in Political Economy of Late Development

Programme Code: TMPOECLD

Department: Economic History

For students starting this programme of study in 2020/21

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree (four units)
Exam sub-board local rules

Full year programme. Students must take courses to the value of four full units, including a half-unit or full-unit dissertation.

Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and may be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.


Course number, title (unit value)

Paper 1

EH401 Historical Analysis of Economic Change (0.5)

Paper 2

DV400 Development: History, Theory and Policy (1.0) #

Paper 3

Courses to the value of 1.0 unit(s) from the following: A

Economic History courses

International Development courses

Paper 4



EH498 Dissertation (0.5)


And DV or EH course(s) to the value of 1.0 unit(s) from the following:

Economic History courses

International Development courses




EH499 Research Dissertation (1.0)


And one DV or EH course to the value of 0.5 unit(s) from the following:

Economic History courses

International Development courses

Economic History courses

EH402 Quantitative Analysis in Economic History I (0.5)

EH404 India and the World Economy (0.5)

EH408 International Migration, 1500-2000: from slavery to asylum (0.5)  (withdrawn 2020/21)

EH409 Chinese Economy in Transition: 1850-1950 (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)

EH413 African Economic Development in Historical Perspective (0.5)

EH421 Economic History of Colonialism (0.5)

EH422 Topics in Quantitative Economic History (1.0) #  (withdrawn 2020/21)

EH423 Japan and Korea as Developing Economies (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)

EH426 Quantitative Topics in Economic History I: Cross-section and panel data (0.5) #  (withdrawn 2020/21)

EH426L Quantitative Analysis in Economic History II (0.5) #  (not available 2020/21)

EH426M Quantitative Analysis in Economic History II (0.5) #

EH427 Topics in Quantitative Analysis in Economic History (0.5) #

EH428 History of Economics: Making Political Economy into a Social Science (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)

EH429 History of Economics: Ideas, Policy and Performativity (0.5)

EH430 Monetary and Financial History (1.0) #

EH446 Economic Development of East and Southeast Asia (1.0) #

EH452 Latin American Development and Economic History (0.5)

EH454 Human Health in History (1.0)

EH457 Living Standards since the Industrial Revolution: The British experience c.1750-2000 (0.5)

EH463 The Long-Run Analysis of Firms and Industries (0.5)

EH464 The Historical Context of Business (0.5)  (withdrawn 2020/21)

EH476 The Economic History of War (1.0) #  (not available 2020/21)

EH482 The Origins of the World Economy: Europe and Asia, 1000-1800 (1.0)

EH483 The Development and Integration of the World Economy in the 19th and 20th Centuries (1.0)

EH486 Shipping and Sea Power in Asian Waters, c 1600-1860 (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)

International Development courses

DV407 Poverty (0.5)

DV411 Population and Development: an Analytical Approach (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)

DV413 Environmental Problems and Development Interventions (0.5) #

DV415 Global Environmental Governance (0.5)

DV418 African Development (0.5)

DV420 Complex Emergencies (0.5)

DV421 Critical Perspectives on Global Health and Development (0.5)

DV423 Global Political Economy of Development (0.5) #

DV424 International Institutions and Late Development (0.5)

DV428 Managing Humanitarianism (0.5)

DV432 China in Developmental Perspective (0.5) #

DV433 The Informal Economy and Development (0.5)

DV434 Human Security (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)

DV435 African Political Economy (0.5)

DV444 Global Health Challenges: Epidemics, Disease, and Public Health Response (0.5) #

DV445 Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking & Practice (0.0)

DV447 Youth and Gendered Violence (0.5) #  (not available 2020/21)

DV453 International Development Consultancy Project (0.5)

DV454 Gender, labour markets and social change in the Global South: theory, evidence, public action (0.5)

DV455 Advocacy, Campaigning and Grassroots Activism (0.5)

DV456 Population, Health and Development: Evidence and Projections (0.5) #

DV457 Sexual and Reproductive Health Programmes: Design, Implementation and Evaluation (0.5)

DV458 Key issues in Global Health and Development (0.5)

DV460 Bayesian Reasoning for Qualitative Social Science: A modern approach to case study inference (0.5) #

DV464 Democracy and Development (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)

DV480 Revolution and Development (0.5) #

DV483 Information Communication Technologies and Socio-economic Development (0.5)

DV490 Economic Development Policy I: Applied Policy Analysis for Macroeconomic Development (0.5)

DV491 Economic Development Policy II: Microeconomic Analysis (0.5) #

DV492 Economic Development Policy III: Government Policy Analysis (0.5) #


A : Students must take a minimum of 0.5 unit(s) of taught courses from DV and a minimum of 0.5 unit(s) of taught courses from EH in their selection for Papers 3 & 4.

# means there may be prerequisites for this course. Please view the course guide for more information.

Note for prospective students:
For changes to graduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the graduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the graduate summary page for future students.