48 months
7398 EUR/year
4623 EUR/year
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Development Economics from Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is a challenging degree tailored for exceptional students with a strong commitment to Development Economics and a proven ability for inquisitive, independent work.


Development Economics from Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies introduces you to the heart of many current policy debates. What works and what does not in terms of social programmes geared towards reducing poverty, child malnutrition, or the spread of HIV/AIDS? What policies should a country follow in order to ensure sustained economic growth and an equitable distribution of income?

Students at Development Economics from Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies will:

  • gain knowledge about the determinants of economic growth, 
  • know about carefully-crafted microeconomic work in which rigorously constructed theories are tested in developing countries, 
  • be using cutting-edge experimental or quasi-experimental techniques, Development Economics 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Political science 
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should hold, or at least receive upon arrival, a master’s degree or its equivalent in a discipline relevant to your study programme, from an accredited university.
  • A thesis proposal should be submitted that describes your research project.
  • All students must have an excellent command of English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7398 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7398 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4623 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4623 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • Swiss residents: CHF 5,000 per year 
  • Non-residents: CHF 8,000 per year

Living costs for Genève

1925 - 2850 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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