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Course content

This multi-disciplinary programme is designed for those intending to pursue careers in environmental project management, and will give you the tools to apply economic analysis to a range of environmental management problems with a focus on developing countries.

Why this programme

◾The programme content is techno-economic in nature and draws upon numerous disciplines. You will gain a scientific perspective on how environmental and resource constraints impact upon development.
◾You will develop an understanding of why certain environmental problems occur and the possible options available for their resolution, and you will be able to recognise and analyse the relationships between economic and ecological systems.
◾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 four core courses, two optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation. A pre-sessional refresher course in economics is also available for those who wish to revise their economics. This non-credit bearing course takes place during induction week.

Core courses
◾Development policy
◾Environmental economics
◾Policies for sustainability and development
◾Theory and principles of sustainability.

Optional courses
◾Aid and development
◾Basic econometrics
◾Behavioural economics: theory and applications
◾Financial institutions and markets in developing countries
◾Growth and development
◾IMF, World Bank and economic growth
◾International trade
◾Money, finance and growth
◾Project planning, appraisal and implementation
◾The economics of inequality and deprivation
◾The law and economics of sovereign debt regulation.

Career prospects

The programme is designed to equip you for a career as professional planning staff in private or public sector organisations concerned with the design and implementation of environmental policies, working on environmental issues in international agencies or academic and research institutions, or managing environmental projects.

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

Visit the Environment and Sustainable Development - MSc page on the University of Glasgow website for more details!

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