Taught course

International Development (with pathways)

Institution
University of Birmingham · School of Government and Society
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

MSc: An upper second-class Honours degree or equivalent from an approved university or an equivalent professional qualification in a relevant field (the equivalent US Grade Point Average is 3.0) or A lower second-class Honours degree from an approved university with excellent work experience. Adequate capacity in written and spoken English. For those whose first language is not English, evidence of this capacity is required. Applicants should reach at least level 6.5 in the IELTS or 580 /93 for TOEFL. Degrees from all disciplines are considered and a candidate's work experience can also be taken into consideration.

Poverty, Inequality and Development; Conflict, Security and Development; International Political Economy and Development; Governance and Statebuilding; Urban Development

Months of entry

September

Course content

This 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. Issues covered include: theories and history of development; changing approaches to poverty reduction; practical policy, programme and research skills.
The International Development Department is well-regarded internationally by sponsors, donor agencies, governments and NGOs. Study with us to benefit from:
  • Expertise in key issues and skills valued by employers
  • A vibrant, welcoming community
  • Individual overseas fieldwork or study visit included in fees (on-campus programmes)
  • Flexible programmes and a wide choice of modules (part-time students also welcome)
  • A diverse and international student body
  • Strong support in study and English language skills
Each programme is taught by a team of multi-disciplinary specialists who work closely with students to address individual interests and concerns. Every student is allocated an academic tutor to support them in their academic progress throughout the year. The department has a long history of teaching students from across the world, and recent students have come from 99 different countries and a wide variety of professional and academic backgrounds.
The programme is designed for recent graduates preparing to work in international development and for professionals working for NGOs, donor or government funded development programmes
Programme content
This core pathway is designed for flexibility, allowing you to choose over half of the MSc content from a wide range of optional modules.
Specialist pathways:

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 13 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Fees and funding

UK students
MSc/PGDip: £7,650 FT - £3,825 PT
International students
MSc/PGDip: £14,850 FT

Please visit:

www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

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

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24 months
distance learning
18-48 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate enquiry service
Email
postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Phone
0121 414 5005