University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Economics, Banking and Finance

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.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent qualification (for example, Grade Point Average 3.0 or above) in Economics or in a relevant subject containing a significant amount of economics; if students do not have the background outlined above but would like to pursue further study in the area of banking/finance, they are advised to apply for the MSc International Banking and Finance or the MSc International Finance and Economic Policy, depending on interests. 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.

Course modules

Students take 4 core courses, 2 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 and social history.

Assessment methods

Students write a dissertation of between 12,000-15,000 words.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,200 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,750 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,750 per Year 1 (England) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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