Taught course

International Development

Nottingham Trent University · School of Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

A UK honours (minimum 2.2) degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent Applicants from candidates with non-standard entry qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in International Development takes a truly multidisciplinary approach to this subject area. It draws upon expertise from the fields of International Relations, Geography, Development Studies, and Global Studies at Nottingham Trent University.

The course recognises that international development environments and related debates constantly evolve. It captures this dynamism in its multi-layered approach and it highlights the connections made between different disciplinary areas.

The course draws directly on the extensive and world-leading research and teaching expertise of our staff. Our masters students form truly international cohorts who create a lively and diverse culture in which to explore this subject. To support you our academics offer one-to-one tutorial support and guidance and teach directly on this course.

During the course you will explore the political and socio-economic structures and processes relevant to international development issues, policies and practices. This is set within the context of developing an awareness of the various approaches taken to both the study of and implementation of international development strategies, globalisation, and human security.

It will allow you to foster flexibility, adaptability, independence and critical reasoning to resolve problems relating to the understanding and analysis of the relationship between globalisation, human security and international development in the contemporary world.

Information for international students

International students whose first language is not English are required to have IELTS 6.5 with minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Fees and funding

We have a number of UK/EU and International student bursaries and scholarships for postgraduate courses. For more information please visit: www.ntu.ac.uk/humfees.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Team
+44 (0) 115 848 4200