University of Glasgow
Finance and Economic Development
The programme is designed for economics graduates who would like to develop an understanding of the nature of the differing institutional settings of financial systems in various developed and developing countries. Students develop tools to evaluate the problem of moral hazard in relation to international rescue operations and recognise factors that may lead to the emergence of banking and currency crises and other sources of serious economic instability. Students are taught by leaders in the field, many of whom have worked with international and government organisations including the IMF, World Bank, UN, Commonwealth Secretariat, central banks and government organisations in developing countries. The University of Glasgow 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.
Applicants require a 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent qualification (for example, Grade Point Average 3.0 or above) in Economics or a relevant subject containing a significant amount of economics. For applicants whose 1st language is not English, the University sets a minimum English language proficiency level, being IELTS overall 6.5 score (no sub-test less than 6.0), or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification.
Students take 3 core courses, 3 optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation. Core courses: growth and development; money, finance and growth; financial institutions and markets in developing countries. Optional courses: aid and development; basic econometrics; behavioural economics: theory and applications; development policy; economics of inequality and deprivation; environmental economics; financial sector stability and growth; foreign direct investment and development; IMF, World Bank and economic growth; international finance and money; International macroeconomics and policy; International trade; introduction to normative economics; project planning, appraisal and implementation; the EU in international politics and development; the law and economics of sovereign debt regulation.
Students write a dissertation of between 12,000-15,000 words.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 7,000 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 7,000 per Academic year (EU fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 739 per Credit module (home fees)||24 months|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 739 per Credit module (EU fees)||24 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Glasgow||Glasgow||G12 8QQ||Scotland|
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