M.Sc. On Campus

Finance and Economic Development

University of Glasgow

12 months
22050 GBP/year
9450 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Finance and Economic Development programme of the University of Glasgow is designed for economics graduates who would like to develop an understanding of the role of financial systems, financial intermediation and financial institutions in affecting economic growth in both developed and developing countries.


Why this programme

The Finance and Economic Development programme of the University of Glasgow will provide you with a good understanding of:

  • the role of money and financial intermediation in economic growth
  • the rationale for financial repression and financial liberalisation
  • structures and social functions of monetary and financial systems in both developing and developed countries
  • operation of economic stabilisation and financial regulation
  • the role of appropriate institutions for financial development and international financial integration
  • financial and economic crisis and ways of promoting recovery and of preventing similar events in the future
  • tools which are used to evaluate the problem of moral hazard in relation to international rescue operations
  • how analytical frameworks can be used to evaluate strategies of growth and development

This programme provides the empirical tools, data, and STATA software training that will enable students to investigate economic development and to prepare an independent empirical analysis.

You will be taught by experts in the field, many of whom have worked with international and government organisations such as the IMF, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, central banks and government organisations in developing countries.

You will have access to all conferences and seminars hosted by the Glasgow Centre for International Development. This means you will be exposed to interdisciplinary research and approaches to development in the fields of medicine, veterinary medicine, environmental management, sustainability or education. 

The Adam Smith Business School celebrates the legacy of Adam Smith by developing enlightened, enterprising and engaged graduates and internationally-recognised research with real social impact.

Take advantage of our individualised skills development programme, which will ensure you balance academic theory with crucial employability skills to help you maximise your potential and achieve your career goals.

Career prospects

This programme will prepare you for careers in economic development as a government official, in international agencies or in other organisations concerned with economic development. Our graduates have taken up roles as research economists and senior economists, for example. We have a dedicated careers and employability team who provide 1-2-1 support and advice, group workshops, employer events on campus and networking opportunities throughout the year to help you with your career prospects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Institutions and Markets in Developing Countries
  • Growth and Development
  • Money, Finance and Growth
  • Aid and Development
  • Basic Econometrics
  • Behavioral Economics: Theory and Applications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 Honours Degree or equivalent in Economics or Finance, or related but with coverage of Economics (at least 15% of modules)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  • Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
  • One reference letter on headed paper
  • Evidence of your English language ability (if your first language is not English)
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)

Tuition Fee

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    22050 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 22050 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9450 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9450 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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