2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in a relevant social science or humanities subject. Whilst we will consider applicants from a finance background, please note this is not a technical economics/finance degree.
You should also submit a personal statement of around 300 words. This should cover
- the degree to which your previous educational and professional experiences and interests make you a suitable candidate for the programme - and how completing the programme will benefit you professionally
- the motivation for applying for this programme specifically.
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
Global Economy explores the history, shape and economic impact of contemporary globalisation, in a profoundly multinational, multilingual environment. The programme will enhance your understanding of the shape of the global economy and the institutions (formal and informal) that govern it. It is ideal for those who do not have a degree or background in economics or business but wish to explore the field.
- Central to the programme’s curriculum is an understanding of how economic growth is (and is not) stimulated and sustained under conditions of intense global competition, and how institutions and infrastructure can play crucial roles in attracting appropriate economic activity.
- You will consider the respective roles of national governments and supra-national bodies in the global economy and interrogate the ways in which economic and business systems have an impact on the lives of citizens in both developing and developed countries.
- You will be encouraged to think about how your local economies fit into the broader global environment. The knowledge and skills gained could lead to enhanced trade capacity, improved economic understanding or decision- making by business or government, new products and services, or long-term capacity building, through the development of entrepreneurial skills.
- Topics covered include the study of international trade, the relationships between education, innovation and investment, foreign direct investment, multinational companies, and the impact of Global Value Chains and Global Production Networks – and the associated corporate social responsibility and global citizenship programmes.
- You may have the opportunity to spend up to three weeks in March at Kyoto University in Japan. You will attend specially organised classes, take part in study trips and site visits, and begin thinking about your dissertation. Places are limited and offered on a competitive basis.
- The programme will equip you to return to your home country and make substantial contributions in a wide array of fields such as local and national policy development, corporate management and third sector or advocacy groups, including those working primarily in environmental, educational or citizenship arenas.
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
The global economy is a complex and challenging place. This Masters in Global Economy unravels many of the complexities and explores the challenges. This programme is unique in this field as you do not require to have a first degree in economics or business to apply.
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions