Taught course

International Development Management

University of Bradford · Bradford Centre for International Development

Entry requirements

Applicants should usually possess a good Honours degree or equivalent. Relevant work experience may be taken into account. If English is not your first language, you will need to show evidence of attainment in the English language. The minimum requirement is 80 internet-based TOEFL, 6 IELTS.

Months of entry


Course content

This degree is at the cutting edge of development theory, policy and management. It provides students with the critical and analytical skills to enable them to operate effectively in international development environments. Covering macro and micro level perspectives, the degree offers rich insights into the challenges of contemporary development theory, policy and management. The course is structured around the compulsory core modules, with flexibility built in through the optional course units chosen by students to meet their own objectives and interests.

The objectives of the course are to provide an integrated, cross-disciplinary framework for the postgraduate study of development. The unifying focus of the course is the analysis of strategies for overcoming poverty. Students will gain knowledge of different development paradigms and an awareness of their evolution. Students are encouraged to develop comparative perspectives (between different regions/countries, disciplinary approaches, schools of thought) and through individual study, seminars and written assignments to develop their knowledge and critical and analytical skills in this field.

Information for international students

Specifically oriented to the needs of professionals working in developing countries.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
9 months
part time
21 months


part time
21 months
full time
9 months

Course contact details

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