Economic & Financial Sector Policies

Universidad de Glasgow
En Glasgow (Escocia)

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  • Master
  • Glasgow (Escocia)
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This Masters programme is oriented towards a developing country context and is designed for the needs of economists within central banks and ministries of finance in developing countries or within international organisations, aid agencies or financial institutions having links with developing countries.

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Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in economics or in a relevant subject containing a significant amount of economics (at least four credit-bearing courses in economics)

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  • You will be encouraged to attend our annual series of practitioners' talks and annual Economics seminar series.
  • The programme is offered by the Centre for Development Studies, a leading institution in the UK for postgraduate study and research in the area of economic development.
  • Economics in the Business School at Glasgow is ranked in the top 10% worldwide in the fields of central banking, economics of strategic management, European economics, efficiency and productivity, international finance, international trade, macroeconomics, monetary economics, open macroeconomics, public economics, and transition economics; we are ranked in the top 25% of institutions worldwide in economics research.
Programme overview
  • MSc: 12 months full-time
Teaching is based on formal lectures which also allow opportunities for class discussion. Some courses also involve lab sessions with students using specialised software, for instance in the study of econometrics.
You will take five compulsory courses and select two optional courses. MSc candidates also write a 12,000-15,000-word dissertation.

Compulsory courses
  • Financial institutions and markets in developing countries
  • International macro economics and policy
  • International finance and money
  • Money, finance and growth
  • Research methods and dissertation training.

Optional courses
  • Aid and development
  • Basic econometrics
  • Financial sector stability and growth
  • Financial services
  • Foreign direct investment and development
  • International trade
  • Modelling and forecasting financial markets
  • Project planning, appraisal and implementation
  • The IMF, World Bank and economic growth.


Career prospectsThe programme is designed for those intending to pursue careers as economists within financial institutions or governmental agencies in developing countries, as well as those already in professional posts who wish to expand and update their knowledge. The needs of such economists tend to be twofold: an advanced understanding of the debates in macroeconomic theory and policy from an international perspective; and a detailed knowledge of finance and monetary policy in a developing country context.

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