Taught course

Economics, Banking and Finance

Institution
University of Glasgow · Adam Smith Business School
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in economics or in a related subject such as finance, accounting or management, with at least three courses in economics and/or finance.

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 the economic analysis of financial and banking issues. It is aimed at policymakers, postgraduate students who are interested in financial markets, or those who work in financial institutions and government organisations.

  • Economics, Banking & Finance will provide you with an excellent understanding of
    • core issues in open economy macroeconomics, including current account imbalances, exchange rate determination, and monetary policy
    • the empirical performance of economic models of exchange rates, including modern models based on Taylor rules
    • key challenges that face policymakers in the global economy
    • how financial markets and intermediaries influence economic growth and development
    • how financial resources can enhance economic welfare
    • how the three main elements of the financial systems operate: banks, bond market, and stock market.

  • You will be taught by specialists in the field who work regularly with global central banks and policymaking institutions around the world.
  • You will have access to exclusive computer labs which feature specialist financial and statistical software programmes, including Bloomberg terminals, prestigious financial databases, Matlab, EViews, Stata and Oxmetrics Enterprise.
  • You will develop the essential concepts, analytical skills and critical thinking you require to start or enhance your career in economic policy, and the banking and financial sector worldwide.

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

Information for international students

Please see the English language Requirements.

This one-year masters programme is eligible for a new, streamlined visa application process: find out more

www.gla.ac.uk/international/visapilot/

www.gla.ac.uk/international/support/

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time fee: £11250
International students
Full-time fee: £22500

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Further details of qualification

This Masters programme focuses on economic analysis of financial and banking issues.

Course contact details

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