Finance & Economic Development

Universidad de Glasgow
En Glasgow (Escocia)

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  • Master
  • Glasgow (Escocia)
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This Masters programme provides training for those concerned with finance and development issues in governments, central banks and international organisations, including commercial banks and corporations.

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· Requisitos

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. English language If your first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

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  • 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 of two hours per week 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 four compulsory courses and select three optional courses from the list below. MSc candidates also write a 12,000-15,000-word dissertation.

Compulsory courses
  • Growth and development
  • Money, finance and growth
  • Financial institutions and markets in developing countries.
  • Research methods and dissertation training.

Optional courses
  • Aid and development
  • Basic econometrics
  • Development policy
  • Environmental economics
  • Financial sector stability and growth
  • Foreign direct investment and development
  • International finance and money
  • International macro economics and policy
  • International trade
  • Project planning, appraisal and implementation
  • The Economics of Inequality and Deprivation
  • The IMF, World Bank and economic growth.


Career prospectsThis programme is designed for those intending to pursue careers in teaching and/or research in the general field of economic development or the specialist areas offered as elective subjects; government officials wishing to expand their knowledge of various aspects of economic development; those working in this subject area in international agencies or in other organisations concerned with economic development.

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