Pós-graduação em Desenvolvimento Econômico
Este programa de Pós-graduação é destinado a profissionais dedicados ao ensino e/ou pesquisa na área de desenvolvimento econômico ou nas especialidades abrangidas pelo programa; funcionários de governo interessados na área de desenvolvimento econômico; e profissionais na área de desenvolvimento em organismos internacionais e organizações semelhantes.
- Every year a few students from this programme may be selected to collaborate with major development organisations including DFiD and Oxfam as part of their MSc dissertation.
- You will be encouraged to attend our annual series of practitioners’ talks and annual Economics seminar series.
- The programme is offered by the Centre for Development Studies, a leading institution in the UK for postgraduate study and research in the area of economic development.
- 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.
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 four compulsory courses and select three optional courses from the list below. MSc candidates also write a 12,000-15,000 word dissertation.
- Development policy
- Growth and development
- The IMF, world bank and economic growth
- Research methods and dissertation training.
- Aid and development
- Basic econometrics
- Environmental economics
- Financial institutions and markets in developing countries
- Financial sector stability and growth
- Foreign direct investment and development
- International trade
- Money, finance and growth
- Policies for sustainability and development
- Project planning, appraisal and implementation
- Theory and principles of sustainability
- The economics of inequality and deprivation.
Optional courses are also offered in economic and social history, politics and Central & East European studies.
Our graduates go on to successful careers in international organisations, government ministries, academia and research institutions, non-governmental organisations, banks and other financial institutions.
Entry requirements 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.
If you do not have a background in economics but intend to purse further studies in the area of development, you are advised to apply for the MSc Development Studies.
If your first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.
Students take three compulsory courses and select three elective courses from the list below. MSc candidates also write a 12,000-15,000 word Dissertation. Students are required to attend the course - Research Methods and Dissertation Training - in preparation for writing the dissertation. Course outlines can be found on the online course catalogue.
The Economics programmes are in high demand with students. In order to preserve the quality of courses, some electives may be withdrawn from programmes if they are over-subscribed.
Courses are assessed by a combination of in-course assignments or exams and an end-of-course exam. In-course assessment contributes 25% of the final mark unless otherwise specified in the course documentation. Progression to the dissertation stage of the MSc is permitted only for those students who reach the required standard in the examinations for the taught courses. Full details of the scheme of assessment are provided to students on arrival.
- Resources for learning and teaching
The University library contains a comprehensive collection of books and journals, particularly in electronic format, including access to electronic datasets. You will also have access to a dedicated library holding much of the material used in lectures. In addition, the University library hosts a Support for Economics section. You will have access to the Common Student Computing Environment which includes your email account and networked storage space for your files. All around the campus there are computer clusters containing networked PCs as well as a growing number of wireless network access points to allow you to work in any number of locations.
Comments from our students
Francisco Gonzalez Carreras, 2005/2006
"I did my MSc in Economic Development in Glasgow in 2005/06 after making a decision between the MSc in Economics at Edinburgh and the opportunity to specialise in Development Economics at Glasgow. Socially, you will always have people at any university in the world. But, here, most of our mates were from Asia and Africa, which allows you to mingle with people from completely different cultures.
The courses were good and very demanding and, if you want to get good results, be sure to study hard! Now that I have moved to the south, what I miss most is the approachability of the staff. Although we were more than one hundred students, staff managed to find a moment to give you a hand and personal relationships with them was quite easy. It is not the same in all places, believe me! Moreover, some of the lecturers helped me a lot with letters and advice... Although I complained a few times about the weather, it was an intellectually and socially enriching experience and I would strongly recommend it. I hope you enjoy your time at CDS."