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Economic Development MSc

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.

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.

This course 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.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Modules

Growth and Development - Core
Development Policy - Core
Dissertation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,450

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,920

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need a 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in economics or in a related discipline, with at least 3 courses in economics and/or development studies. Students with less than three courses in economics or development studies 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. 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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