Taught course

International Development

University of Birmingham · International Development Department

Entry requirements

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


Course content

This new programme allows you to explore in depth the challenges facing developing and developed countries in the fight against global poverty, as well as to understand the promise and problems of proposed approaches to poverty reduction.
There are only two required modules, allowing you to select from a wide variety of Masters-level modules, both theoretical and practical, to create a programme that addresses your interests in international development.
Students on this programme are provided with an allowance to conduct overseas dissertation fieldwork.

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 four bursaries up to the value of 50% of students' fees (EU or overseas). Please contact the Department directly for more information (tel: +44 (0)121 414 5034; email: idd@bham.ac.uk). Students can also request a Sources of Finance booklet for further information by emailing: financialsupport@bham.ac.uk

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Debra Beard
+44 (0)121 414 5034