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International Development MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

International Studies Development Politics Development Economics

Course type


Course Summary

Course description

This course engages with the challenges of international development in today’s complex world. You’ll develop skills and knowledge relating to development research and practice. The course includes a 10-day field class providing hands-on experience of research. Recent destinations have included Nepal and Tanzania.

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Different course options

Full time | University of Sheffield | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module provides students with a detailed understanding of the complexities of completing robust and reliable research for development. Starting from a critical grounding in methodological approaches and theories, the module develops insights and understandings of the particularities and practicalities of ?doing? development research, including strategies for working across cultural, language and other differences.

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

You’ll need a good 2:1 or first-class honours degree in an area of the social sciences or medicine. Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.