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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Glasgow

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Global Economy explores the history, shape and economic impact of contemporary globalisation, in a profoundly multinational, multilingual environment. The programme will enhance your understanding of the shape of the global economy and the institutions (formal and informal) that govern it. It is ideal for those who do not have a degree or background in economics or business but wish to explore the field.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • 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.

CAREER PROSPECTS

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.

Tuition fees

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£ 20,750per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Glasgow

  • University League Table

    19th

  • Campus address

    University of Glasgow, The Fraser Building, 65 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G12 8QQ, Scotland

A wide range of international scholarships are available including International Excellence scholarships and postgraduate awards.
Meet students from across the university with over 250 clubs and societies available – ranging from international student societies to the Harry Potter society.
Pre-sessional English language provision available prior to starting university, and English language support options throughout the duration of study.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 78 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    188 84%

    7th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    91 91%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    45th

    15

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