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Economic Development MSc

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

11-JAN-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Development Economics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme is designed for graduates with a background in economics who want to develop a solid understanding of policy analysis, design and management relevant to developing countries. You will develop significant quantitative skills and a thorough understanding of the main models related to economic growth and development. It will help equip you for further academic research in this field or for an internationally oriented career as development economist.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • This Masters in Economic Development will provide you with a good understanding of: how analytical frameworks can be used to evaluate strategies of growth and development; the role of finance in growth and development; how the economies of transition evolve from less developed to developed status; 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
  • 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 you with the empirical tools, data and software training that will enable you to investigate economic development and help prepare for your dissertation.
  • 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.
  • 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.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Recent graduates have gone on to work for the third and public sector in roles such as research analyst, economics and climate change consultant, climate change economist and economic researcher. 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

Development Policy - Core
Growth and Development - Core
Dissertation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,850

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£19,820

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

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.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group, and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017. 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...more

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