About Africa Grows

This blog focuses on development, economics, and poverty in Africa and seeks to provide a forum for discussion for development professionals and students.



  1. Hi Katie,

    I’m also keen on studying for an MSc DE and wanted to know if the programme allows those without an Economics Undergrad degree?

    • Hi Simba, most MSc Economics programmes (in the UK) require an undergraduate degree in Economics to be admitted (or, a large component of economics in your undergraduate degree, based on a review of your transcripts, may also be considered). The School of Oriental and African Studies, and some other universities, offer a year-long bridging programme which offers you a graduate-level diploma in Economics and prepares you for a Masters in Economics. Another alternative is to pursue a Masters in Development Studies, which takes more of a multi-disciplinary approach, however this obviously lacks the economics component.

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