In the Department of Social and Policy Sciences we understand the importance of global development and how it can impact societies around the world. We are excited to offer a Masters in International Development that focuses on developing understanding of practical development problems. Our MSc in International Development will allow you to develop the skills to take forward in your career and make in difference in global development today.
The Masters in International Development provides early and mid-career professionals with an exciting opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills required to engage critically and effectively with international development thought and practice, and how these relate to broader processes of global, regional and local transformation.
This is a one-year, full-time programme (or two years part-time) where you can analyse in-depth development issues related to your own specific area of interest. You’ll study with global academic experts alongside an international community of students.
Students who study with us develop the skills and knowledge required for careers in areas such as:
- Programme design
- Management and evaluation
- Policy analysis
- International development consultancy
- Doctoral research
You also have the opportunity to complete a placement between May-September, although this is not compulsory. This can either be in the UK or overseas. There are no exams on the programme, and we place strong emphasis on developing presentation and communication skills, which in many units is part of the assessed work. Applications to start studying in September 2016 open at the beginning of November.
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