Graduate Centre for Development Studies

The Graduate Centre for Development Studies was established in 1983 with the aim to provide research-led teaching focused on improving economic growth and reducing inequalities in the developing world.

We have expertise in a wide range of development topics. Most of our research revolves around developing countries. Many of our teaching staff have worked with and consulted international and government organisations including the IMF, World Bank, United Nations, the Asian Development Bank, Commonwealth Secretariat and Central Banks. Our teaching follows an interdisciplinary approach encompassing the fields of international economics, econometrics, finance, economic and social history, environment, law, politics and heterodox economics. We are committed to providing education that will equip you with the skills, critical thinking and values required to succeed as a development economist. 

Our one year Masters programmes aim to provide you with robust quantitative training. Quantitative analysis and the ability to analyse large datasets are skills valued by most employers, and are crucial for a career in academia and the public sector.

As a postgraduate student, you will have access to conferences and seminars hosted by the Glasgow Centre for International Development in addition to our own seminars and events. This will expose you to development in the fields of medicine, veterinary medicine, education, urban studies and sociology.