Taught course

International Development (Poverty, Inequality and Development) MSc/Graduate Diploma

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 Please contact the department for more details.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme enables you to explore the issues surrounding poverty and poverty reduction, and to gain or enhance your practical skills in development management.

Topics addressed include:

* Definitions and indicators of poverty and development,
* Causes of poverty,
* Poverty reduction strategies,
* Cross-cutting issues, such as gender and conflict,
* Practical policy, programme and research skills.
The programme is designed for both development professionals and those seeking to enter the development sector.

Students on this programme are provided with an allowance to conduct overseas dissertation fieldwork.

Information for international students

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. See www.international.bham.ac.uk/countryinfo Standard English language requirements apply with the exception of Graduate Diploma students who must have IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band. See also http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/international/students/scholarships/index.aspx

Fees and funding

UK/EU applicants full-time: £6,900
UK/EU part-time: £3,450*
Overseas full-time: £11,950

Please contact the department directly for distance learning fees

IDD offers up to four bursaries up to the value of 50% of students' fees (whether EU or overseas). Please contact the Department directly for more information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
distance learning
48 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Distance Learning Office
+44 (0)121 414 5034