Development StudiesUniversidad de Glasgow
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- Glasgow (Escocia)
Entry requirements are a 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a social sciences subject. Occasionally candidates with other qualifications and relevant work experience may also be admitted
- The programme is for those intending to pursue careers in teaching and/or research in the general field of development or the specialist areas offered as optional subjects; government officials wishing to expand their knowledge of various aspects of development; and those working in this field in international agencies or in non-governmental organisations concerned with development.
- Every year a few students from this programme may be selected to collaborate with major development organisations including DFiD and Oxfam as part of their MSc dissertation.
- 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 Development Studies, a leading institution in the UK for postgraduate study and research in the area of economic development.
- 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.
- MSc: 12 months full-time
The programme consists of three compulsory and four optional courses. MSc candidates also write a 12,000-15,000 word dissertation.
- Growth and development
- Development policy
- Dissertation and research methods training.
- Aid and development
- Basic econometrics
- Environmental economics
- Financial institutions and markets in developing countries
- Foreign direct investment and development
- International trade
- Policies for sustainability and development
- Project planning, appraisal and implementation
- The economics of inequality and deprivation
- The IMF world bank and economic growth
- Theory and principles of sustainability.
Career prospectsOur graduates go on to successful careers in international organisations, government ministries, academia and research institutions, non-governmental organisations, banks and other financial institutions.