M.Sc. Economic & Financial Sector Policies

University of Glasgow

Tuition fee:
  • € 5,290 / Year (EEA)
  • € 13,520 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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* Economics in the Business School at Glasgow is ranked in the top 10% worldwide in the fields of central banking, economics of strategic management, European economics, efficiency and productivity, international finance, international trade, macroeconomics, monetary economics, open macroeconomics, public economics, and transition economics; we are ranked in the top 25% of institutions worldwide in economics research.

Programme overview * MSc: 12 months full-time

Teaching is based on formal lectures which also allow opportunities for class discussion. Some courses also involve lab sessions with students using specialised software, for instance in the study of econometrics.

You will take five compulsory courses and select two optional courses. MSc candidates also write a 12,000-15,000-word dissertation.

Compulsory courses

* Financial institutions and markets in developing countries
* International macro economics and policy
* International finance and money
* Money, finance and growth
* Research methods and dissertation training.

Optional courses

* Aid and development
* Basic econometrics
* Financial sector stability and growth
* Financial services
* Foreign direct investment and development
* International trade
* Modelling and forecasting financial markets
* Project planning, appraisal and implementation
* The IMF, World Bank and economic growth.

Contents

Compulsory courses

* Financial institutions and markets in developing countries
* International macro economics and policy
* International finance and money
* Money, finance and growth
* Research methods and dissertation training.

Optional courses

* Aid and development
* Basic econometrics
* Financial sector stability and growth
* Financial services
* Foreign direct investment and development
* International trade
* Modelling and forecasting financial markets
* Project planning, appraisal and implementation
* The IMF, World Bank and economic growth.

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 (at least four credit-bearing courses in economics).

Those who do not have such a background but would like to pursue further studies in the area of banking/finance are advised to apply for the MSc International Banking and Finance or the MSc International Finance and Economic Policy, depending on their interests.

If your first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level

English Language Requirements

CAE score: 75 (Grade B)

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