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Strathclyde Business School Department of Economics

Postgraduate study

We offer a range of postgraduate programmes at Masters level. Our programmes are suitable for those wishing to develop their careers in a wide range of sectors, including in economics, finance, statistics, banking, energy, environment, health administration, government agencies, charities management, international agencies and NGOs.

Our Masters programmes are offered on a 12 month full-time basis or 24 months part-time basis.

We also offer a range of research degrees (PhD/DBA/MPhil/MRes)

MSc Applied Economics

The MSc in Applied Economics focuses on the application of techniques for acquiring and analysing information, and for supporting decision-making, problem-solving and policy-making in private and public sector organisations. It develops the analytical skills necessary for employment as a professional economist in the private and public sectors. Through projects, case studies and small group work, participants will be exposed to the multi-faceted nature of the problems with which such analysis has to contend. The emphasis is on applying the tools and techniques of economics, rather than teaching economic theory as an end in itself.

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MSc Economics & Finance

Appreciating the interaction between the disciplines of Economics & Finance is now critical to understanding the world we live in and training in these subjects is essential for those hoping to work in the public or private sector as economists, analysts or consultants.

The aim of the programme is to produce highly skilled professionals who can analyse, understand, and explain the complex economic and financial issues that arise in a globalised world.

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MSc Global Energy Management

The new MSc in Global Energy Management (GEM) is designed specifically to train the next generation of energy management professionals. Students will gain the in-depth knowledge of the entire global energy system along with the specialized analytical tools and techniques that they will need to become high performing energy professionals in a wide range of organizations.

It is aimed at highly-motivated individuals who already hold a first degree and have work experience in energy and related fields - such as carbon management - or wish to gain the expertise needed to work in them. Students will benefit from a forum delivered throughout the year by leading experts in energy and related fields.

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MSc Global Sustainable Cities

The new Strathclyde MSc Global Sustainable Cities is an innovative programme with a focus on tackling major urban opportunities and issues. The course provides high calibre graduates with the skills and understanding to become the next generation of leaders in the design and delivery of ambitious sustainable city strategies. It focuses on tackling major urban opportunities and issues, based on real-world experience gained from international sustainable city projects.

Students will develop a holistic understanding of how cities work and acquire the tools to redesign city systems, raise finance and gain political and community support for transformative city strategies and projects. Commercial and governmental interest in cities is growing dramatically as sustainable investment and innovation opportunities expand - creating significant job opportunities.

Students will engage in high-quality work placements rather than a traditional dissertation, undertaking two challenging problem-focused projects, applying their skills and learning within a professional working environment, which may be in the UK or overseas.

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Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics

The Scottish Graduate Programme combines the research and teaching expertise of the eight established Scottish Universities (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Herriot-Watt, St Andrews, Stirling, Dundee, Aberdeen and Strathclyde) to provide graduate students with a high quality and thorough training in economics and to furnish them with all the skills of the modern professional economist.

The Scottish Graduate Programme comprises an MSc (Masters) course taken at the University of Edinburgh and optionally three years further study towards a PhD (Doctorate) at any of the participating universities.

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Postgraduate Research

A PhD is a research-based degree that is assessed entirely on examination of the completed thesis. However, throughout your period of PhD study you will be offered appropriate training.

If you have any questions please contact:

Fiona McIntosh

+44 (0)141 548 3871

Further information and application:

Contact details

 Undergraduate admissions
 +44 (0)141 548 4114 

 Postgraduate admissions
 +44(0)141 553 6105 / 4590


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