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BSc Development Economics is a 3-year single subject degree. It provides a thorough grounding in economic theory and analysis, with an emphasis on the economics of developing countries. Whilst introductory units in Economics are followed in Year 1, students in Years 2 and 3 take more specialised courses dealing with economic development as well as courses focusing on specific regions in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. No preliminary knowledge of the subject or of any region is required.
Students are drawn to SOAS by its international reputation for academic excellence, as well as for the opportunity to study in a lively and international environment with like-minded individuals who feel passionately about contemporary world issues.
Undergraduates discover a fascinatingly diverse, lively and close-knit community on SOAS’s central London campus, and friendly fellow students who share an intellectual interest in the international issues in which SOAS specialises.
SOAS is a place for those who want to expand their horizons and develop a deeper understanding of the world; for those who want to re-examine preconceptions and not just accept the traditional status quo.