Taught course

Development Studies

Institution
University of Glasgow · Adam Smith Business School
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2:1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (eg, a GPA of 3.0 or above) in a Social Sciences subject. Students with other qualifications and/or relevant work experience can also be considered. Students who have a degree in Economics and wish to pursue further studies in Development Economics, are advised to apply for the MSc Economic Development or the MSc Finance & Economic Development. International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme provides non-economics graduates a solid grounding in policy analysis, economic growth and economic development. You will develop a thorough understanding of the main models related to economic growth and development and of the economics of transition from less developed to developed status.

Why Glasgow

  • 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.

  • You will have the opportunity to enhance your learning by taking courses in other subjects at the University such as economic & social history, Central & East European studies and sociology, anthropology & applied social sciences.

Programme Structure

This programme provides non-economics graduates a solid grounding in policy analysis, economic growth and economic development. You will develop a thorough understanding of the main models related to economic growth and development and of the economics of transition from less developed to developed status.

You will take two core courses and four optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation.

Core Courses

  • Growth and development
  • Development policy.

Optional Courses

  • Aid and development
  • Basic econometrics
  • Behavioural economics: theory and applications
  • Challenges in international policies
  • Critical perspectives on human rights
  • Economics of inequality and deprivation
  • Environmental economics
  • Financial institutions and markets in developing countries
  • Foreign direct investment and development
  • Human rights and global politics
  • IMF world bank and economic growth
  • International security and global politics
  • International trade
  • Policies for sustainability and development
  • Project planning, appraisal and implementation
  • The European Union in international politics and development
  • The law and economics of sovereign debt regulation
  • Theory and principles of sustainability.

If you have little or no economics you are strongly recommended to take the non-credit introductory course to economics offered before semester one begins.

Information for international students

The University of Glasgow welcomes students from over 100 different countries. For applicants whose first language is not English, the University normally sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. Visit: http://www.gla.ac.uk/international/englishlanguagerequirements/ for details.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7000
International students
£14500

http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/developmentstudies/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Adam Smith Business School
Email
business-economics@glasgow.ac.uk