Modern economics cannot be understood in the context of today’s complex and more integrated world without a proper understanding of history, political economy and the various issues that proliferate in the developing world.
That is why SOAS is the superior choice for anyone seeking the most rounded education possible in the field.
At SOAS you will find a vibrant research culture that combines mathematics, statistical techniques and mainstream economic theory with some of the core heterodox approaches, including Marxism, feminism and Schumpeterian and behaviouralist perspectives.
Explore our postgraduate options below:
This programme offers training in the understanding and critical evaluation of economic policy issues, design and solutions, their foundation in the evolution of economic theory and methods, as well as critical discussion of the application of policy design to real-world problems.
Provides training in both mainstream economics and heterodox alternative theories and methods, quantitative skills, and application to a variety of contemporary topics and global economic issues.
The PhD in Development Economics is a research degree offered by the Department of Economics, and is also part of the PhD pathway, ‘International Development’, within the Bloomsbury Doctoral Training Partnership.
Our research in action
We are one of the UK’s leading departments for the economics of development and growth. Our research is unique in its depth and range of regional coverage.
Professor Ben Fine’s work on the sway of the minerals-energy complex over economic policy in South Africa has also had a powerful impact because of his involvement over many years with the African National Congress and South African trade unions.