Taught course

Economics, Banking and Finance

Institution
University of Glasgow · Centre for Development Studies
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2:1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (eg, a GPA of 3.0 or above) in Economics or in a related subject such as Finance, Accounting or Management, with at least 3 credit-bearing modules in Economics and/or Finance.International Finance & Economic Policy, depending on your interest. 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 focuses on economic analysis of financial and banking issues. It is aimed at policy-makers, postgraduate students who are interested in financial markets, or those who work in financial institutions and government organisations.

Why Glasgow

  • The Adam Smith Business School has been ranked in the top 10% worldwide for economics and finance (RePEc), with two of our academics rated in the top 1%.
  • 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.

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 macroeconomics and policy
  • Money, finance and growth
  • Modern theory of banking and finance
  • Monetary policy and the role of central banks.

Optional Courses

  • Basic econometrics
  • Behavioural economics: theory and applications
  • Financial institutions and markets in developing countries
  • Financial sector stability and growth
  • Financial services
  • Foreign direct investment and development
  • IMF, World Bank and economic growth
  • Intermediate econometrics for applications in financial and development studies
  • International finance and money
  • International trade
  • Modelling and forecasting financial markets
  • Project planning appraisal and implementation.
  • The law and economics of sovereign debt regulation.

Optional courses are also offered by 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
£8750
International students
£18200

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

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
business-economics@glasgow.ac.uk
Email
business-economics@glasgow.ac.uk