University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

International Development

This programme is for economics graduates who want to focus on the international aspects of development and the role of richet countries in supporting (or obstructing) the development of poorer countries.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in economics or in a relevant subject containing a significant amount of economics; those who do not have such a background but intend to pursue further studies in the area of development are advised to apply for the MSc Europe and international development or the MSc development studies depending on their interests.

Course modules

Students take 3 core courses, 3 optional courses and complete an independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation; core courses; aid and development; international trade; imf, world bank and economic growth. Optional courses: basic econometrics; behavioural economics: theory and application; challenges in international policies; development policy; economics of inequality and deprivation; environmental economics; financial institutions and markets in developing countries ; foreign direct investment and development; growth and development; human rights and global politics; international security and global politics; policies for sustainability and development; project planning, appraisal and implementation; the European union in international politics and development; the law and economics of sovereign debt regulation; theory and principles of sustainability. Optional courses are also offered in politics and economic and social history.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Start month 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

Campus details

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

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Business School
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0141 330 5061