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:
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 programme builds on the department’s unique combination of expertise – in policy analysis, regional economics and critical theoretical perspectives – to provide students with an in-depth understanding of core policy debates in the area of global economic governance.
The Department offers unique research training opportunities both through its dedicated research student seminar series and the wide-ranging set of courses taught on its MSc programmes.
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.