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Course content

This programme is designed for economics graduates who would like to develop an understanding of the nature of the differing institutional settings of financial systems in various developed and developing countries.

Why this programme

◾You will develop tools to evaluate the problem of moral hazard in relation to international rescue operations and recognise factors that may lead to the emergence of banking and currency crises and other sources of serious economic instability.
◾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 three core courses, three optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation.

Core courses
◾Growth and development
◾Money, finance and growth
◾Financial institutions and markets in developing countries.

Optional courses
◾Aid and development
◾Basic econometrics
◾Behavioural economics: theory and applications
◾Development policy
◾Economics of inequality and deprivation
◾Environmental economics
◾Foreign direct investment and development
◾IMF, World Bank and economic growth
◾International finance and money
◾International macroeconomics and policy
◾International trade
◾Introduction to normative economics
◾Project planning, appraisal and implementation
◾The EU in international politics and development (Politics)
◾The law and economics of sovereign debt regulation.

Career prospects

This programme will prepare you for careers in teaching or research in the field of economic development or the areas covered in optional courses, working in economic development as a government official, or in international agencies or in other organisations concerned with economic development.

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

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

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