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International Development (Poverty, Inequality and Development) MSc/PGDip

International Development (Poverty, Inequality and Development) MSc/PGDip

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

International Studies Development Economics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The broad purpose of this programme is to give those working in the area of poverty reduction and development in developing and transitional countries, or those wishing to work in such areas, a firmer grounding in understanding poverty and inequality, promoting poverty reduction and analysing the performance of major poverty reducing programmes and policies. Study from anywhere in the world with practitioners in government, civil society and the private sector, as well as with people new to development. The core module aims to familiarise students with key concepts (eg development and poverty) and theories (eg modernisation, dependency, neo-liberalism and the ‘crisis’ in development theory) and with the changing roles of international development organisations and states in promoting international development (eg through aid, trade and fiscal, monetary and social policies).

This programme is most relevant for people who have worked in governments, non-governmental organisations (either international, regional, national or local) or on donor-funded projects, as well as for recent graduates wishing to work for such organizations, who have some experience of developing countries.

Students can also exit with Pgdip course.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

4 years

Start date

SEP

Modules

The purpose of the module is to familiarise students with the major social approaches to, and methodologies of, understanding poverty and development, and with the application of these approaches to projects, programmes and policy formulation.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£12,510

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£12,510

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have an upper second class Honours degree or equivalent from an approved university or an equivalent professional qualification in a relevant field (the equivalent US GPA is 3.0) or a lower second-class Honours degree from an approved university with relevant work experience. Degrees from all disciplines are considered and a candidate’s work experience can be taken into consideration.

University information

Part of the Russell Group of UK universities, the University of Birmingham has been developing great minds, encouraging challenging debates and pushing the boundaries of innovation and excellence for over 100 years. Over 14,000 students from over 150 countries choose to study at Birmingham, meaning you will be part of a diverse and vibrant community. 40% of this student population are postgraduates. Birmingham understands that you want to...more