International Financial Economics

Universidad de Glasgow
En Glasgow (Escocia)

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  • Master
  • Glasgow (Escocia)
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This Masters programme offers training in the core areas of macroeconomics, microeconomics and financial economics. It has a specific international macroeconomic and financial economics slant.

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Applicants should have at least a 2:1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent.  Normally this should be a degree in economics or a joint degree containing a significant amount of economics (at least four credit-bearing courses in economics). English language If your first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level

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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 Economic & Financial Studies which covers research and postgraduate teaching in economics and finance.
  • 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. More technical subjects are supported by weekly or fortnightly small tutorials, which provide opportunities for you to engage with some issues or questions in a group format. 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 dissertation.

Compulsory courses
  • Basic econometrics (or Modelling and forecasting financial markets subject to the approval of the programme director)
  • International finance and money
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics.
  • Modelling and forecasting financial markets (for students who are not required to take basic econometrics)
  • Research methods and dissertation training.

Optional courses
  • Economic fundamentals and financial markets
  • Financial institutions and markets in developing countries
  • Financial sector stability and growth
  • International trade
  • Modelling and forecasting financial markets (if not taken as a compulsory course)
  • Money, finance and growth
  • Public finance.


Career prospectsGraduates from this programme gain employment in financial institutions, including banks, investment banks and asset management firms and government organisations involved in financial decision making. This programme also offers a suitable grounding for working in international organisations such as the International Monetary Fund and World Bank and for those wishing to work in the academic sector. In particular graduates with this degree should be suitable for working in international organisations involved in financial transactions and provision of finance.

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