Taught course

International Development

Institution
Birkbeck, University of London · Geography, Environment and Development Studies
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Good degree (2:1 or above) in social sciences or humanities. Other applicants will also be considered. Previous experience or study of development issues may be an advantage. 2 references: preferably both academic references, but employer references may be considered.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This interdisciplinary Master's degree aims to provide a critical and theoretical understanding of the issues, processes and institutions central to global poverty, inequality and development.

The programme's core modules introduce you to key debates that have shaped thinking on international poverty and development, and will equip you with knowledge of the conceptual and theoretical bases of development. They aim to improve your skills of evaluation and analysis, enabling you to participate critically in debates on the changing nature of the multilateral, bilateral and non-governmental institutions designed to address development issues, the context in which they operate and the constraints they face.

You will also have the opportunity to choose from a range of thematic option modules, allowing you to tailor the programme according to your personal or career interests.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub-tests.

Fees and funding

The government's new postgraduate loan scheme allows you to borrow up to £10,000 to cover the cost of your tuition fees, living costs or other study expenses – and you don't have to start repaying until 2019.

Part-time students who are experiencing financial need may apply for assistance from the Birkbeck Alumni Fund Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary.

Find out more about funding and financial support at postgraduate level.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGCert

part time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Name
Geography, Environment and Development Studies
Email
geds@bbk.ac.uk