University of Glasgow

Degree level: Postgraduate

Economic Development (With Finance & Policy Pathways) MSc (Taught)

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Course summary

This exciting new Masters programme combines elements of our popular programmes, giving you the benefit of being exposed to a wide range of courses during the first semester, before having to choose your preferred path. In the second semester, you can then specialise in either finance (with a focus on developing countries) or development policy. The programme focuses on the economic analysis of issues primarily related to economic development and development policy. WHY THIS PROGRAMME MSc Economic Development (with Finance and Policy Pathways) aims to: -Instil critical awareness of theories and practice within economic development, supported by the specialist knowledge gained through in-depth studies in the field of development, with an interdisciplinary focus -Give you the opportunity, material and experiences to develop an appetite towards critical enquiry and investigation, and an applied focus in the areas of economic development -Provide you with a skill base from which you can develop a curriculum, which supports you to actively engage in the labour market fields of economic development -Build on and enhance appropriate graduate attributes, including a range of transferable and specialist skills, to increase your career prospects in the field of economic development and prepare you for further study -It is ideally suited if you are interested in economic challenges and policies in developing countries. It is at the research frontier, with special attention devoted to the policy and practical implications of different theories. -This programme provides the empirical tools, data, and STATA software training that will enable you to investigate economic development and to prepare an independent empirical analysis. -You will be taught by experts in the field, many of whom have worked with international and government organisations such as the IMF, World Bank, and central banks. -You will have access to all conferences and seminars hosted by the Glasgow Centre for International Development. This means you will be exposed to i-nterdisciplinary research and approaches to development in the fields of medicine, veterinary medicine, environmental management, sustainability or education. -The Adam Smith Business School celebrates the legacy of Adam Smith by developing enlightened, enterprising and engaged graduates and internationally recognised research with real social impact. -Take advantage of our individualised skills development programme, which will ensure you balance academic theory with crucial employability skills to help you maximise your potential and achieve your career goals. -Adam Smith Business School is triple accredited PROGRAMME STRUCTURE You will take four core courses, which will differ depending on the pathway you take. Core courses GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT DEVELOPMENT POLICY THE ECONOMICS OF INEQUALITY AND DEPRIVATION UNDERSTANDING DEVELOPMENT: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH MONEY, FINANCE AND GROWTH FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT DISSERTATION GCDS Optional courses AID AND DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND MARKETS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES POLICIES FOR SUSTAINABILITY AND DEVELOPMENT THEORY AND PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABILITY SUSTAINABILITY AND GREEN FINANCE

How to apply

International applicants

International applicant information can be found via by searching for 'international'. As there is extremely high demand for places on this degree programme, the University has established an application process with six application rounds which recognises that different geographical areas complete and submit their applications at different times of the year. This process aims to ensure fairness and equity to applicants from all geographies.

Entry requirements

2:1 Honours Degree or equivalent in Economics, or a related discipline including development studies with 15% of credit bearing modules in Economics or Development Studies at 2.1 or equivalent. Only applications that meet or exceed our stated entry requirements will go forward for consideration. Any application that does not will be automatically rejected. Applicants will be made offers based on their relative performance compared to other applicants, taking into account both current GPA, or degree classification, and the relevance of an applicant’s academic background. Please note, applications that meet our minimum entry requirements may still be rejected, based on its score in comparison to other applications received during the same round. Please review our stated entry requirements to ensure you meet or exceed them before submitting your application. International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

All fees are published on the University of Glasgow website.

Sponsorship information

Sponsorship and funding information can be found via by searching for 'scholarships'.

Economic Development (With Finance & Policy Pathways) MSc at University of Glasgow - UCAS