Environment & Sustainable Development

Universidad de Glasgow
En Glasgow (Escocia)

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  • Master
  • Glasgow (Escocia)

This Masters programme is designed for those intending to pursue careers as managers of environmental projects; the professional planning staff of ministries concerned with the design and implementation of environmental policies (especially in developing countries); and those working on environmental issues in international agencies or academic and research institutions.

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Entry requirements 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


  • Every year a few students from this programme may be selected to collaborate with major development organisations including DFiD and Oxfam as part of their MSc dissertation.
  • 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 from the list below. MSc candidates also write a 12,000-15,000-word dissertation.

Compulsory courses
  • Development policy
  • Environmental economics
  • Policies for sustainability and development
  • Research methods and dissertation training
  • Theory and principles of sustainability

Optional courses
  • Aid and development
  • Basic econometrics
  • Financial institutions and markets in developing countries
  • Growth and development
  • International trade
  • Money, finance and growth
  • Project planning, appraisal and implementation
  • The IMF, world bank and economic growth.

Career prospectsOur graduates go on to successful careers in international organisations, government ministries, academia and research institutions, non-governmental organisations, banks and other financial institutions.

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