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.
Months of entry
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.
- 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.
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Information for international students
This one-year masters programme is eligible for a new, streamlined visa application process: find out more
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
This Masters programme is intended for those with careers in teaching and/or research in economic development or the specialist areas covered by the programme; government officials concerned with economic development; and development workers in international agencies and similar organisations.
Course contact details
- Adam Smith Business School