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  • Local: $ 8.68k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 18k / Year
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  • English

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    Issues such as aid, debt, foreign direct investment, trade and financial integration are key topics in this Masters in International Development.

    You will be taught methods of analysing the possible economic effects of aid (in particular, on public expenditure, investment and growth); the possible social and political effects of aid (in particular on poverty eradication, welfare, corruption and good governance); and the underlying theories of development that govern financial assistance by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

    Key facts

    * MSc: 12 months full-time;

    Career prospects

    As a graduate of this programme you will have the skills necessary for practitioners advising on policies or with an active role in international development projects. The programme will equip you with the necessary analytical toolkit to undertake research in the field of international development.

    Programme structure
    On this programme, students will take three core courses, three optional courses and complete an independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation

    Core courses

    * Aid and development
    * International trade
    * IMF, World Bank and economic growth.

    Optional courses

    * Basic econometrics
    * Behavioural economics: theory and application
    * Development policy
    * Economics of inequality and deprivation
    * Eonvironmental economics
    * Financial institutions and markets in developing countries
    * Foreign direct investment and development
    * Growth and development
    * Introduction to normative economics
    * Policies for sustainability and development
    * Project planning, appraisal and implementation
    * Theory and principles of sustainability
    * .

    Optional courses are also offered in Politics and Economic & Social History.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    Entry requirements for entry in 2014You should have at least a 2:1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (eg, a GPA of 3.0 or above) in Economics or in a related discipline, with at least 3 credit-bearing courses in economics or development studies. Applicants with less than 3 courses in Economics or Development may be considered if they have relevant work experience. Applicants who do not have such a background but intend to pursue further studies in the area of development economics are advised to apply for the MSc Development Studies.International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.Further information regarding academic entry language requirementsFor applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training): * overall score 6.5 * no sub-test less than 6.0 * or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification (see below)Common equivalent English language qualifications: * ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20Pre-sessional coursesThe University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the Language Centre Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses: * Language Centre, University of Glasgow * BALEAP guide to accredited courses English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) TOEFL iBT® test: 92 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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