Postgraduate taught 

Environment & Sustainable Development MSc

Development Policy ECON5003

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: Adam Smith Business School
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course aims to analyze some of the main social and developmental problems facing less developed countries and possible policy responses.

Timetable

A two-hour lecture each week for 10 weeks

Assessment

Coursework: essay (25% of final grade for course)

Examination: two-hour end-of-course examination (75% of final grade for course).

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course aims to analyze some of the main social and developmental problems facing less developed countries and possible policy responses.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

The learning outcomes of this course are to:

 

1. gain a knowledge and understanding of some of the main social and economic problems confronting less developed countries;

2. provide a basis for formulating alternative policy responses; and

3. acquire an understanding of the limitations of different policies and the importance of specific country conditions.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.