Is anyone here attending this program? I'm currently considering if I should confirm my offer or not, but I have a few important questions.
1) This program is support to qualify its graduate to work in an international development firm or development NGO, but the MSc is offered by the Department of Geoscience, not the Department of Economics. How much economic theory and development policy analysis is in the curriculum?
2) Do you enjoy the program?
3) Do you feel that this program has adequately prepared you for a career in international economic development?
MSc Environment and Development at University of Edinburgh Watch
- Thread Starter
- 01-12-2010 07:56
- 14-03-2011 17:23
*bump* id be interested in any replies too...anyone?
- 10-02-2014 14:13
I have done this MSc, so here are some answers to your questions:
1) There is very little economic theory and only some development policy analysis in the curriculum. However, you have great freedom to choose elective courses from any school of the university to pick whatever you would like to focus on.
2) I did enjoy the programme a lot.
3) No, but that is not the objective. In fact, it prepares you to criticise the whole idea of international economic development. Many lecturers are quite critical of mainstream ideas around this.