Mestrado em Desenvolvimento InternacionalR$ 39.190,00
Questões como ajuda, dívida, investimento estrangeiro direto, comércio e integração financeira são temas-chave deste Mestrado em Desenvolvimento Internacional.
- You will be taught methods of analysing possible economic effects of aid, in particular on public expenditure, investment and growth; possible social and political effects of aid, in particular on poverty eradication, welfare, corruption and good governance; and the underlying theories of development governing financial assistance by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
- 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.
The programme consists of four compulsory and three optional courses. MSc candidates also write a 12,000-15,000 word dissertation.
- Aid and development
- International trade
- The IMF, World Bank and economic growth
- Research methods and dissertation training.
- Basic econometrics
- Development policy
- Financial institutions and markets in developing countries
- Foreign direct investment and development
- Growth and development
- 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 Politics and Central and East European Studies.
This programme addresses the needs of practitioners who advise on policies and take an active role in international development projects, as well as the needs of students who wish to undertake research in the field of international development by providing them with the necessary analytical toolkit.
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 & International Development or the MSc Development Studies depending on their interests.
If your first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.
The Dissertation Training and Research Methods course, delivered during semesters 1 and 2, helps to prepare you for writing a dissertation. Towards the end of the second semester, you will choose a dissertation topic and produce a proposal. An academic supervisor is then allocated on the basis of your chosen topic. You will produce your dissertation between June and August and submit it at the beginning of September.
- 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.
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.