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International Development Studies (Distance Learning) MSc

International Development Studies (Distance Learning) MSc

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

International Studies Development Economics Development Politics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

On this course, you'll explore the history, theory and practice of international development. You'll explore colonialism and globalisation, and unpack the tools, strategies and techniques used in the field. You'll also choose your own specialisation – such as health, education, gender, international relations or criminology – and produce a project based on your research.The distance learning and part time mode of the programme provides a flexible learning framework with opportunities for students to undertake a full Master's qualification, a postgraduate Diploma or a postgraduate Certificate. The course is designed to support the needs of those who hope to be, or are already, engaged in the international development sector. It offers highly desirable transferable skills such as communication, qualitative data collection, quantitative data manipulation and data analysis and writing skills. Additionally, the applied nature of this course means that students will be working within ‘live’ development contexts from the start. This will ensure that they are able to develop their professional networks and identify career opportunities. Additionally students will benefit from the advice and guidance regarding career progression given by the experts and development practitioners who teach on this course.

Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip exit awards during this course.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

3 years

Start date

JAN-20

Modules

Applied Research Methods for Development - Core
Dissertation (MSc only) - Core
Theory and Practice of Development - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£2,330

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£2,330

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.

University information

With just under 4,000 postgraduate students on campus, the University of Portsmouth is an ideal choice for postgraduate students. The university has great research credentials, excelling in areas such as astrophysics, forensics and sports science. A massive 89% of its research in physics and 90% of its research in allied health professions was rated as either ‘World Leading’ or ‘Internationally Excellent’ by the Research Excellence Framework...more