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Economic Development MSc

This programme is designed for graduates with a background in economics who want to develop a solid understanding of policy analysis, design and management relevant to developing countries. You will develop significant quantitative skills and a thorough understanding of the main models related to economic growth and development. It will help equip you for further academic research in this field or for an internationally oriented career as development economist.

**Academic contact: business-economics@glasgow.ac.uk
Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow
September start
MSc: 12 months full-time**

**WHY THIS PROGRAMME**

This Masters in Economic Development will provide you with a good understanding of:
- how analytical frameworks can be used to evaluate strategies of growth and development

- the role of finance in growth and development

- how the economies of transition evolve from less developed to developed status

- the main social and developmental problems facing less developed countries

- possible policy responses to developmental issues, with an emphasis on human capital, environment, international trade and market liberalisation

It is ideally suited if you are interested in economic challenges and policies in developing countries. It is at the research frontier, with special attention devoted to the policy and practical implications of different theories.

This programme provides you with the empirical tools, data and software training that will enable you to investigate economic development and help prepare for your dissertation.

You will be taught by experts in the field, many of whom have worked with international and government organisations including the IMF, World Bank, UN, the Asian Development Bank, Commonwealth Secretariat and central banks.

You will have access to all conferences and seminars hosted by the Glasgow Centre for International Development. This means you will be exposed to interdisciplinary research and approaches to development in the fields of medicine, veterinary medicine, environmental management, sustainability or education.

The 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.

**Adam Smith Business School is triple accredited**
**www.gla.ac.uk/schools/business/aboutus/accreditationsandrankings/**

**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.

**Optional courses may include**
- 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.

**Programme alteration or discontinuation**
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.
www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/

**CAREER PROSPECTS**
Recent graduates have gone on to work for the third and public sector in roles such as research analyst, economics and climate change consultant, climate change economist and economic researcher. We have a dedicated careers and employability team who provide 1-2-1 support and advice, group workshops, employer events on campus and networking opportunities throughout the year to help you with your career prospects.

Entry requirements

MSc: 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in economics or in a related discipline, with at least 3 courses in economics and/or development studies. Students with less than three courses in economics or development studies may be considered if they have relevant work experience.

International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training):
?overall score 6.5
?two sub-tests no less than 6.5, no sub-test less than 6.0
?or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:
?ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than: ?Reading: 20
?Listening: 19
?Speaking: 19
?Writing: 23

?CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
?CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
?PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
?Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:
?School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study
?BALEAP guide to accredited courses

Course modules

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.

Optional courses may include
?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.

Programme alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer.

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Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,000 (Year 1) England 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,000 (Year 1) EU 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,900 (Year 1) International 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,000 (Year 1) Scotland 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,000 (Year 1) Wales 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,000 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 12 Months

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