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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

International Studies Development Politics Development Economics

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc International Development will equip you with a critical and up-to-date understanding of the field of international development. The course attracts students from a wide variety of professional and disciplinary backgrounds including government, the private sector and NGOs. It is also popular with continuing students from undergraduate subjects including social sciences, law, human geography, physical geography, business and other subjects.

The assessment methods utilised on this course have been specifically developed to prepare you for employment, and incorporate the writing of funding bids, policy briefs, and academic poster presentations. Traditional essays and a dissertation also form part of the assessment process. On completion our graduates are able to work in a broad range organisations such as charities and third sector organisations, UK and international government agencies, NGOs and international organisations. They may also wish to pursue careers in research, consultancy or to launch their own NGO. Continuing on to doctoral study and a career in academia is also an option.

Different course options

Full time | City Centre Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The module will bring together the theory and methods part of the programme. Topics you will explore include ? but are not limited to ? poverty and inequality, hunger, health, sanitation or environmental degradation. You will learn about confliciting theories of solving these problems, contested debates about what poverty and inequality mean and how they are produced and who produces them, and what the best ways are to combat widespread problems such as hunger or environmental pollution.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree, or relevant work experience.