|Study location||Hungary, Budapest|
|Type||Graduate (master), full-time|
|Nominal duration||12 months|
|Awards||MSc (diploma is issued by The University of Buckingham, United Kingdom)|
|Tuition fee||€9,400.00 per year|
|Registration fee||€900.00 one-time
There is a one-time non-refundable registration fee of EUR 900 for non-EU citizens. This is paid to the university bank account before arrival to Hungary together with the 1st year tuition fee.
Undergraduate (bachelor) diploma (or higher)
First or second class degree
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
You can apply with scan copies of your documents, however you will present their originals to the university during enrollment (in mid-September or mid-February) and they (scan copies and originals) have to be the same documents.
Applications are accepted from the following territories (based on citizenship): World.
MSc applicants are required to pass IBS’ own English Language Placement Test that consists of a 100 minute test and an Orientation Interview.
If the applicant has a certificate of:
then the applicant is not required to take the written test, only the interview.
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
Please contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get a special template for this reference.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
IBS offers the MSc in Development Economics by Research programme in English, leading to the Master of Science degree conferred by its British partner, The University of Buckingham.
Students have to consult with their supervisors on the campus 12 times per year. At the end of the programme the viva voce examination is also held on the Budapest campus.
Do you want to know how economic and policy instruments can spur growth of a country, how to assess the impact of a policy measure, or how to efficiently help developing countries reach adequate living standards? If you would like to do your own research in this field one day or work with governments and aid agencies advising them on current development issues, our MSc by Research in Development Economics might be just the right study for you.
The Master’s by research programme offered by IBS allows you to pursue your own theories and ideas and contribute to research in your field. The emphasis of our Master’s by research programme is on independent research and one-on-one consultations.
IBS welcomes research proposals that match or are similar to IBS staff’s current research topics and/or fall within the potential supervisors’ areas of expertise. For a list of IBS faculty members with full supervisory privileges who are affiliated with this programme, please refer to the list below. (N.B. The list is not a comprehensive register of all potential supervisors as faculty from other programmes or faculty members without full supervisory privileges may request approval to supervise graduate students in this programme.)
Candidates apply online, sending in their supporting documents, and will be assessed on this basis by the Programme Director.
The programme does not offer systematic instruction to development economics; instead, the emphasis is on independent research and one-to-one supervision.
During the programme there is a close working relationship between student and supervisor. While the final thesis must be an independent work, it is the supervisor who offers advice on refining the topic (if necessary), on primary sources, on secondary reading, on research techniques and on writing the final text (which should be not more than 40,000 words). The supervisor shall always be the student’s primary contact for academic advice and support.