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Course content

This programme is designed for graduates with a background in economics who want to develop an understanding of policy analysis, design and management relevant to developing countries.

Why this programme

◾The programme is designed to meet the needs of those interested in problems and policies in developing countries. While it is at the research frontier, with special attention devoted to the policy and practical implications of different theories.
◾You will be taught by leaders in the field, many of whom have worked with international and government organisations including the IMF, World Bank, UN, Commonwealth Secretariat, central banks and government organisations in developing countries.
◾The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School celebrates the legacy of Adam Smith by developing enlightened, enterprising and engaged graduates and internationally recognised research with real social impact.

Programme structure

You will take two core and four optional courses, and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation.

Core courses
◾Development policy
◾Growth and development.

Sample optional courses
◾Aid and development
◾Basic econometrics
◾Behavioural economics: theory and applications
◾Economics of inequality and deprivation
◾Environmental economics
◾Foreign direct investment and development
◾IMF, World Bank and economic growth
◾International trade
◾Money, finance and growth
◾Policies for sustainability and development
◾Project planning, appraisal and implementation
◾Theory and principles of sustainability.

Optional courses are also offered in Economic & Social History and Politics.

Career prospects

Career options open to you include working for international organisations, government ministries, academia and research institutions, non-governmental organisations, banks and other financial institutions. Recent graduates of this programme now work for organisations such as the British Council, the Avina foundation, Channing Lucas, consulting firms, and various local and national governments around the world.

Our dedicated College of Social Sciences Employability Officer works with students to enhance their employability.

Visit the Economic Development - MSc page on the University of Glasgow website for more details!






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