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Development Studies MSc

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Development Politics Development Economics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme is suited to students from a non-economics background, and will provide you with a solid grounding in policy analysis for economic growth and development, and for combatting poverty. You will develop significant quantitative skills and economic knowledge to address contemporary issues in development, equipping you for an internationally oriented career focused on developing countries.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • The Masters in Development Studies will provide you with a good understanding of: the main social and developmental problems facing less developed countries; possible policy responses to developmental issues, with an emphasis on human capital, environment, international trade, and market liberalisation; the measurement, evolution, causes and consequences of inequality and poverty; policies for combating poverty; the effect of foreign capital flows on development: foreign direct investment and foreign aid
  • You will be taught by experts in the field, many of whom have worked with international and government organisations including the IMF, World Bank, UN, the Asian Development Bank, Commonwealth Secretariat and central banks.
  • This programme provides the empirical tools, data, and software training that will enable students to investigate economic development and to prepare an independent empirical analysis.
  • In addition to a large choice of optional courses, you will have the opportunity to enhance your learning by taking courses in other subjects at the University such as Economic & Social History and Central & East European Studies.
  • You will have access to conferences and seminars hosted by the Glasgow Centre for International Development. This will expose you to development in the fields of medicine, veterinary medicine, environmental management and sustainability.

CAREER PROSPECTS

As a graduate you will be equipped to work in international organisations, government ministries, banks and other financial institutions. Recent graduates have gone on to work for organisations such as the Ministry of Environment, NHS, Malaysian Fuel and Gas Training Academy, and Wateraid. Roles have included Urban Development Consultant, Principal Economist and Senior Officer for Energy and Mining. We have a dedicated careers and employability team who provide 1-2-1 support and advice, group workshops, employer events on campus and networking opportunities throughout the year to help you with your career prospects.

Modules

This course analyses inequality and poverty from an economics perspective. A number of topics are discussed, including: the measurement of inequality and poverty using socio-economic data, the evolution of poverty and inequality over time, the causes and consequences of high economic inequality, policies for combating poverty. Students are required to prepare in-class presentations based on book chapters and other readings to be defined in class.
Dissertation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

10,000

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

21,650

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in a social sciences subject. Students with other qualifications and/or relevant work experience can also be considered. Students who have a degree in economics and wish to pursue further studies in development economics, are advised to apply for the MSc Economic Development or the MSc Finance & Economic Development.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The university has over 7,000 postgraduate students from 140 countries around the world, taking up taught and research degrees. Study options vary from Financial Economics...more