Pós-graduação em Estudos do Desenvolvimento
Este programa interdisciplinar de Pós-graduação foi projetado para atender as necessidades daqueles envolvidos e interessados nos problemas e políticas em países em desenvolvimento.
- The programme is for those intending to pursue careers in teaching and/or research in the general field of development or the specialist areas offered as optional subjects; government officials wishing to expand their knowledge of various aspects of development; and those working in this field in international agencies or in non-governmental organisations concerned with development.
- 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 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 three compulsory and four optional courses. MSc candidates also write a 12,000-15,000 word dissertation.
- Growth and development
- Development policy
- Dissertation and research methods training.
- Aid and development
- Basic econometrics
- Environmental economics
- Financial institutions and markets in developing countries
- Foreign direct investment and development
- International trade
- Policies for sustainability and development
- Project planning, appraisal and implementation
- The economics of inequality and deprivation
- The IMF world bank and economic growth
- Theory and principles of sustainability.
Optional courses are also offered in economic and social history, politics, Central and East European studies, and sociology, anthropology and applied social sciences. You can also take a non-credit introductory course to economics offered before semester 1 begins.
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 a social sciences subject. Occasionally candidates with other qualifications and relevant work experience may also be admitted.
If you who have a degree in economics and wish to pursue further studies in development economics you are advised to apply for the MSc Economic Development or the MSc Finance & Economic Development.
If your first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.
The programme consists of two compulsory and four elective courses. MSc candidates also write a 12,000-15,000 word 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.
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.
Teaching is based on formal lectures of two hours per week which also allow opportunities for class discussion. More technical subjects are supported by weekly or fortnightly small tutorials, which provide opportunities for you to engage with some issues or questions in a group format. Some courses also involve lab sessions with students using specialised software, for instance in the study of econometrics.
- Virtual learning environment
Current students enrol for Moodle, our virtual learning environment, which allow them to sign up for group activities, find course related information and lecture notes, keep up to speed with course updates and socialise with other students in the virtual cafes or discussion forums.