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International Development, MA by Research

International Development, MA by Research

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Full time | Singleton Park Campus | 1 year | 01-APR-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

01-APR-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Development Politics Development Economics International Studies

Course type

Research

Course Summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

An MA by Research in International Development at Swansea enables you to undertake a substantial research project led by your own passions and interests.

It represents a highly respected qualification which can present a pathway to a career in academia or widen your scope for employment in fields such as education, government or the private sector.

Your project will take one year full-time or two years part-time. It is suitable if you want to undertake a first research degree as an isolated culmination of taught studies, or if you are considering further research.

You will submit a thesis of up to 40,000 words, demonstrating original research with a significant contribution to the subject. This is followed by an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination, or viva).

A dynamic research environment is promoted through our research groups by committed staff who are all active researchers with a diverse range of interests and expertise. These groups include:

Global Drug Policy Observatory (GDPO)
International Studies, Conflict and Security (ISCAS)
Political Analysis and Government (PAG)

Our expertise includes:

• Human rights and International development
• International security and strategic studies
• Conflict
• Politics and International development
• Transitional justice and international crimes
• International development Policy

As a research student, you are required to attend skills and training courses. You will deliver presentations to research students and staff at departmental seminars, and at the College of Arts and Humanities Postgraduate conference.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,407

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

MA by Research - You should hold or expect to achieve a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, in a related subject or hold relevant work experience. Applicants to this programme would normally be expected to meet the minimum entry requirements indicated above. The College/School reserves the right to ask for higher academic grades and qualifications. Admissions decisions take into account not only prior academic qualifications, but also factors including the standard of the research synopsis/proposal submitted by the applicant, their performance at interview (if required), intensity of competition for limited places and relevant professional experience (where appropriate). As well as academic qualifications, Admissions decisions may be based on other factors, including (but not limited to): the standard of the research synopsis/proposal, performance at interview, intensity of competition for limited places, and relevant professional experience.

University information

Located on the stunning Swansea Bay coastline, this Welsh university provides easy access to the city centre, as well as to the beaches of the spectacular Gower Peninsula. Swansea has recently been named University of the Year by students at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, where it was also runner-up in the Postgraduate category. It’s also recognised as a UK top 30 research institution (Research Excellence Framework 2014). The...more

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