Taught course

International Development

Richmond, The American International University in London · Richmond, The American International University in London

Entry requirements

1. Application form. 2. A professional statement 3. At least one Confidential Academic Reference 4. CV/Resume 5. Proof of bachelors degree 6. Official/Certified Transcripts of all undergraduate work ideally showing a GPA of 3.0 (on 4.0 scale)/ B. 7. English Language Test Results For applicants who have attended non-U.S. universities: - Certified copies of all grades (including courses taken), diplomas, certificates of programme completion, and any end-of-program or end-of-year examination results. - If transcripts are not in English, official translation will be required.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in International Development at Richmond University promotes a critical engagement with the key concepts, practices, theoretical innovations and contemportaty paradigms in this field.

-One year full-time or two year part-time programme, based in London
-Optional accredited internship
-International, research-active faculty
-Small class sizes and close supervision by faculty
-Opportunity to attend conferences and events in UK and EU

The programme is grounded in the recognition that development is inherently international, and inherently political: a concept that cannot be separated from core questions of global governance, from international conflict, attempts at conflict resolution, and post-conflict reconstruction, or from issues of human development and human security. International Development at Richmond ensures that students understand the history of international development from post-war modernization to the Millennium Development Goals, with particular emphasis on building a conception of the impact of global governance on political and economic processes in the developing world. Students engage directly with core issues of the international flows (legal and illegal) of people, both between developing states, and into the developed world. Students develop analytical and practical skills that facilitate continued learning in this dynamic field. Courses examine the inter-disciplinary literature on the subject and Spring semester electives allow students to pursue further specialised knowledge in an area of their choice.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, you are required to submit TOEFL/IELTS/Cambridge English proficiency test results from an exam taken within the last two years. NOTE: Also encouraged to submit a Sample of Academic Writing (academically cited; 8-20 pages and/or 2,000-5,000 typed words)- but not required.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students
Each year Richmond will award a Postgraduate Scholarship to a maximum of four outstanding new entrants to our Postgraduate programmes, covering the duration of the programme, subject to grades, worth 50% remission of tuition fees payable.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)20 8332 9000
+44 (0)20 8332 1596