Candidates should have a good Honours degree, or equivalent from an approved university (or an equivalent professional qualification in a related field). Degrees from all disciplines are considered. A candidate's work experience is also taken into consideration. Applicants whose previous experience has not fully prepared them for an intensive one-year Masters programme may opt to undertake a course of study beginning with a one-year Graduate Diploma in International Development with English.
Months of entry
This programme combines theoretical approaches to international political economy with practical experience of development to create a unique, multidisciplinary degree.
It explores: Competing theories of political economy and political development: how theories of development link to development practice; Different political systems and their histories; The complex relationship between political economy and development, including trade, financial systems, and aid; The impact of political systems and political actors on developmental success and failure; The impact of the political economy in developing countries (and globally) on aid and donor policies
Information for international students
International students can find details of scholarships at http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/international/students/scholarships/index.aspx
Fees and funding
IDD offers up to four bursaries for taught programmes up to the value of 50% of students' fees (whether EU or overseas). Please contact the Department directly for more information (tel: +44 (0)121 414 5034; email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Home/EU students can also request a Sources of Finance booklet by emailing: email@example.com
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- IDD Postgraduate Office
- + 44 (0)121 414 5034