MSc / Diploma in International Finance and Economic Policy
Centre for Development Studies (CDS), University of Glasgow
The degree of MSc and the postgraduate Diploma in International Finance and Economic Policy are organised jointly by the Department of Accounting and Finance and the Centre for Development Studies. The course provides a unified treatment of corporate finance and applied economics. The MSc programme is designed for those wishing to enter, extend, enhance or deepen a career in international finance and economic policy. The MSc programme comprises four core modules, two optional modules from a wide choice, a programme of research training and a dissertation. The Diploma places less emphasis on research training than does the MSc programme, but will, nonetheless, provide a thorough grounding in the policy issues and techniques of analysis in this area, and will be appropriate for a range of career options in the field of international finance and economic policy.
Type of course
Postgraduate taught course
Minimum upper second class honours degree, or comparable non-UK degree. This should be a degree in economics or a joint degree with a significant emphasis on economics. Occasionally on a case-by-case basis candidates with other qualifications and/or relevant work experience may be admitted. Students whose native language is not English require a minimum IELTS of 6.5 (with no sub-text less than 6.0) or a minimum score of 237 in computer-based TOEFL.
Start and finish dates
End September – mid September for full-time MSc; End September – June for full-time Diploma.
Average student numbers
In addition to the formal teaching programme, students are encouraged to attend the Departmental seminars, which attract a wide range of distinguished speakers, and the annual Reading Party, which examines a development-related topic in depth. All students have the opportunity to attend courses in Information Technology and Research Methodology. Pre-sessional courses in English and in Study Skills are also available. For further information, please see our website www.gla.ac.uk/developmentstudies. Specific enquiries may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.