Taught course

International Finance and Economic Policy

University of Glasgow · Adam Smith Business School

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree in Economics, or a related discipline such as Finance, Accounting or Management, with at least 3 credit-bearing modules in Economics and/or Finance. Students with other qualifications and/or relevant work experience can also be considered. 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


Course content

This programme offers an interdisciplinary training in economics and finance for a career in international finance within the international banking system, international corporations and appropriate public sector agencies such as ministries of finance and central banks.

Why Glasgow

  • On this programme you will acquire knowledge of banking and public policy, international monetary policy and international financial management.
  • The Adam Smith Business School has been ranked in the top 10% worldwide for economics & finance (RePEc), with two of our academics rated in the top 1%.

Programme Structure

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

Core Courses

  • International corporate finance
  • International macro economics and policy
  • International finance and money
  • International financial management.

Optional Courses

  • Basic econometrics
  • Behavioural economics: theory and applications
  • Financial analysis and equity valuation
  • Financial institutions and markets in developing countries
  • Financial sector stability and growth
  • Foreign direct investment and development
  • Growth and development
  • IMF, World Bank and economic growth
  • Intermediate econometrics for applications in financial and development studies
  • International banking and financial markets
  • International financial accounting for MNCs
  • International trade
  • Modelling and forecasting financial markets
  • Money, finance and growth
  • Project planning, appraisal and implementation
  • Public finance
  • The law and economics of sovereign debt policy.

Optional courses are also offered in Accounting & Finance and Economic & Social History.

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
International students


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Adam Smith Business School