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.
• MSc: 12 months full-time;
• Contact: [email protected]
• 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.
You will take three core courses, three optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation.
• Development policy
• Growth and development
• IMF, World Bank and economic growth.
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
• 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 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.
Entry requirements 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.If you do not have a background in economics but intend to purse further studies in the area of development, you are advised to apply for the MSc Development Studies.