International Development

Universidad de Glasgow
En Glasgow (Escocia)

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  • Master
  • Glasgow (Escocia)
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Issues such as aid, debt, foreign direct investment, trade and financial integration are key topics in this Masters in International Development.

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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

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  • You will be taught methods of analysing possible economic effects of aid, in particular on public expenditure, investment and growth; possible social and political effects of aid, in particular on poverty eradication, welfare, corruption and good governance; and the underlying theories of development governing financial assistance by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
  • 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.
The programme consists of four compulsory and three optional courses. MSc candidates also write a 12,000-15,000 word dissertation.

Compulsory courses
  • Aid and development
  • International trade
  • The IMF, World Bank and economic growth
  • Research methods and dissertation training.

Optional courses
  • Basic econometrics
  • Development policy
  • Financial institutions and markets in developing countries
  • Foreign direct investment and development
  • Growth and development
  • Policies for sustainability and development
  • Project planning, appraisal and implementation
  • Theory and principles of sustainability
  • The economics of inequality and deprivation.
Optional courses are also offered in Politics and Central and East European Studies.


Career prospectsThis programme addresses the needs of practitioners who advise on policies and take an active role in international development projects, as well as the needs of students who wish to undertake research in the field of international development by providing them with the necessary analytical toolkit.

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