MSc Economic Development
This programme is designed for graduates with a background in economics who want to develop a solid understanding of policy analysis, design and management relevant to developing countries. You will develop significant quantitative skills and a thorough understanding of the main models related to economic growth and development. It will help equip you for further academic research in this field or for an internationally oriented career as development economist.
- This Masters in Economic Development will provide you with a good understanding of:
- how analytical frameworks can be used to evaluate strategies of growth and development
- the role of finance in growth and development
- how the economies of transition evolve from less developed to developed status
- the main social and developmental problems facing less developed countries
- possible policy responses to developmental issues, with an emphasis on human capital, environment, international trade and market liberalisation
- It is ideally suited if you are interested in economic challenges and policies in developing countries. It is at the research frontier, with special attention devoted to the policy and practical implications of different theories.
- This programme provides the empirical tools, data, and STATA software training that will enable students to investigate economic development and to prepare an independent empirical analysis.
- You will be taught by experts in the field, many of whom have worked with international and government organisations such as the IMF, World Bank, and central banks.
- You will have access to all conferences and seminars hosted by the Glasgow Centre for International Development. This means you will be exposed to interdisciplinary research and approaches to development in the fields of medicine, veterinary medicine, environmental management, sustainability or education.
- The 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.
- Take advantage of our individualised skills development programme, which will ensure you balance academic theory with crucial employability skills to help you maximise your potential and achieve your career goals.
You will take two core and four optional courses, and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation.
Optional courses may include
- AID AND DEVELOPMENT
- BASIC ECONOMETRICS
- BEHAVIOURAL ECONOMICS: THEORY AND APPLICATIONS
- THE ECONOMICS OF INEQUALITY AND DEPRIVATION
- FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND MARKETS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
- FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
- MONEY, FINANCE AND GROWTH
- POLICIES FOR SUSTAINABILITY AND DEVELOPMENT (FOOD SECURITY)
- THEORY AND PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABILITY
- UNDERSTANDING DEVELOPMENT: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH
Recent graduates have gone on to work for the third and public sector in roles such as research analyst, economics and climate change consultant, climate change economist and economic researcher. We have a dedicated careers and employability team who provide 1-2-1 support and advice, group workshops, employer events on campus and networking opportunities throughout the year to help you with your career prospects.
2:1 Honours Degree or equivalent in Economics, or a related discipline including development studies with 15% of credit bearing modules in Economics or Development Studies at 2.1 or equivalent.
Only applications that meet or exceed our stated entry requirements will go forward for consideration. Any application that does not will be automatically rejected. Applicants will be made offers based on their relative performance compared to other applicants, taking into account both current GPA, or degree classification, and the relevance of an applicant’s academic background.
Please note, applications that meet our minimum entry requirements may still be rejected, based on its score in comparison to other applications received during the same round. Please review our stated entry requirements to ensure you meet or exceed them before submitting your application.
How to Apply
To apply for a postgraduate taught degree you must apply online. We cannot accept applications any other way.
Please check you meet the Entry requirements for this programme before you begin your application.
As part of your online application, you also need to submit the following supporting documents:
- A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
- A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
- Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
- One reference letter on headed paper
- Evidence of your English language ability (if your first language is not English)
- Any additional documents required for this programme (see Entry requirements for this programme)
- A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)
You have 42 days to submit your application once you begin the process.
You may save and return to your application as many times as you wish to update information, complete sections or upload supporting documents such as your final transcript or your language test.