Máster en Estudios de Desarrollo - MScar$ 88.970,00
Este Máster interdisciplinario está diseñado para satisfacer las necesidades de aquellos ya involucrados o con un firme interés en los problemas y políticas de países en vías de desarrollo.
- 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.
Comments from our students
David Conlisk, 2005/2006:
"I decided to do my Masters in Development Studies because I was very interested in the issues involved in development and I wanted to make the transition from an IT background to a career in some form of international development or aid work. Having no experience in this area I was hesitant to dive in, and I was apprehensive about studying economics courses geared towards qualified economists. However, having first discussed it with Dr Paloni, I joined the programme and ended up doing an econometrics dissertation using the new skills that I had learnt during the course.
I found the department to be very helpful and approachable, and the courses themselves interesting and worthwhile. Another big plus was getting to meet the international students from all over the world and hearing about their experiences and situations from their unique perspectives. My studies ranged from the general issues involved in development, to more specific issues of project management and appraisal, to the technical study of econometrics. I now feel fully prepared to make the transition to a career in development."
Gibson Munyoro, 2009/2010:
"Studying at the University of Glasgow is very enriching…learning with friends from almost all the continents of the world. Diverse cultural and national backgrounds provide for a great wealth of experience that has enriched our academic and social discussions. Glasgow city is great with rich historical features and hospitable people. During my spare time, I enjoy taking long walks enjoying the trees and plants and, of course, the beautiful historical buildings."
Philip Oche Musa, 2009/2010:
"It is great studying in Glasgow…and challenging...the self-service aspect is the most satisfying – you print your material and make your photocopies... The teaching is fantastic – especially the method of instruction. Living in Glasgow – the weather is so unpredictable. I enjoy the beauty of snow falls..."