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MSc International Development (Online)

MSc International Development (Online)

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Study mode

Online

Duration

2 years

Start date

APR

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Development Politics International Studies Development Economics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

The MSc International Development builds on the established global reputation of the Development Studies department as one of the top places in the world to study international development. We welcome applications from those who have worked in development, however broadly defined, but also from students without relevant work experience who can demonstrate a strong interest in, and understanding of, issues
pertaining to international development. International Development is a dynamic field concerned not only with processes of change in the Global South, but also of social, economic, political and cultural change in middle income countries and the Global North. The perspective of International Development analyses these processes as interdependent and engages major policy challenges as well as efforts to overcome poverty and insecurity while also presenting a structural analysis. This programme provides a solid interdisciplinary social science formation in the political economy and sociology of development and develops students’ capacities for independent and critical analysis.

Some topics will include:

  • Conceptualising and questioning development
  • Marxism, dependency and structuralism
  • Gender and development
  • Measuring development
  • Neoclassical economics, neoliberalism and development
  • Global institutions, agendas and development targets
  • Industrial policy
  • Agriculture and agrarian change
  • Labour and labour markets
  • Decolonial approaches to development

Teaching & Learning

This programme is taught 100% online through our VLE. In the VLE you will have access to learning materials and course resources anytime so you can fit your studies around your existing commitments. For each module, students will be provided with access, through both the SOAS Library and the University of London’s Online Library, to all necessary materials from a range of appropriate sources.

Modules

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to demonstrate their substantial understanding of a key issue, topic or theme relating to Development Studies; organize their ideas in response to theoretical and empirical material and plan, develop and present a written argument in relation to this; show their ability to effectively gather, manage, synthesize and employ relevant data in support of their written argument; demonstrate their capacity to work independently under the guidance of an academic supervisor; show that they have followed good academic research practice and have achieved a good level of competence in academic writing.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

12,000

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (overall cost)

12,000

Entry requirements

A minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent). We welcome applications from academically strong individuals from a wide variety of fields and backgrounds. Candidates with a lower class degree but with degree-relevant work experience may be considered.

University information

At SOAS University of London, students are encouraged to challenge conventional views and to think globally. SOAS is the leading higher education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East, offering over a hundred postgraduate programmes, all taught by world-class specialists. The central London campus is home to a large postgraduate community, with 45% of students studying towards a...more