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Economic Development (With Finance & Policy Pathways) MSc

Economic Development (With Finance & Policy Pathways) 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 Economics Finance / Accounting (General) Economic Policy

Course type

Taught

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 interdisciplinary 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.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Recent graduates have gone on to work for the third and public sector in roles such as research analyst, development economist and consultant for governments, international organisations as well in the private and third sectors. 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 aims to analyse some of the main social and developmental problems facing less developed countries and possible policy responses.
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 Economics, Finance, Development Studies or related discipline within Social Sciences and Humanities. Your degree must contain 10% of credit bearing modules in Economics, Finance or statistics at 2:1 level of equivalent. Those who do not meet this coursework requirement may be considered if they have relevant work experience.

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

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