Why study the Global Economy programme from University of Glasgow?
- Central to the programme’s curriculum is an understanding of how economic growth is (and is not) stimulated and sustained under conditions of intense global competition, and how institutions and infrastructure can play crucial roles in attracting appropriate economic activity.
- You will consider the respective roles of national governments and supra-national bodies in the global economy and interrogate the ways in which economic and business systems have an impact on the lives of citizens in both developing and developed countries.
- You will be encouraged to think about how your local economies fit into the broader global environment. The knowledge and skills gained could lead to enhanced trade capacity, improved economic understanding or decision- making by business or government, new products and services, or long-term capacity building, through the development of entrepreneurial skills.
- Topics covered include the study of international trade, the relationships between education, innovation and investment, foreign direct investment, multinational companies, and the impact of Global Value Chains and Global Production Networks – and the associated corporate social responsibility and global citizenship programmes.
- You may have the opportunity to spend up to three weeks in March at Kyoto University in Japan. You will attend specially organised classes, take part in study trips and site visits, and begin thinking about your dissertation. Places are limited and offered on a competitive basis.
- The programme will equip you to return to your home country and make substantial contributions in a wide array of fields such as local and national policy development, corporate management and third sector or advocacy groups, including those working primarily in environmental, educational or citizenship arenas.
By the end of the programme, you will gained a secure and critical grasp of the extent, causes and implications of a more fully integrated world economy, which equips you to play key leadership roles in corporate, non-governmental organisations or policy-driven environments. Career opportunities include positions in global economics, foreign trade, international NGOs and policy environments.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Business in the global economy
- Research design
- Globalisation of banking and financial institutions
- Globalisation and labour
- Technology transfer in a globalised world
- International economic relations since 1945
- The EU in international politics and development.
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesEconomics View 437 other Masters in Economics in United Kingdom
- 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in a relevant social science or humanities subject (e.g. politics, sociology, human geography). Whilst we will consider applicants from a finance background, please note this is not a technical economics/finance degree.
You should also submit a personal statement of around 300 words. This should cover
- the degree to which your previous educational and professional experiences and interests make you a suitable candidate for the programme - and how completing the programme will benefit you professionally
- the motivation for applying for this programme specifically.
International18370 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18370 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
Home and EU Part-time fee: £944 per 20 credits
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