Taught course

International Development

Institution
University of Bristol · School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme is designed for a wide range of people involved in conceptualising or administering policies for a sustainable and substantial level of development in the world's poorer countries. It is especially suitable for those already involved in planning development strategies, those currently working for non-governmental organisations in the development field or anyone planning for a career in development.

The programme combines an intellectual and academic approach with policy-oriented and empirical studies of development, addressing three interrelated but separate facets of the development process:

  • analysing what development means
  • studying the processes of planning (external aid, regional disparities, environmental factors, poverty and industrialisation)
  • examining how development policies may be delivered and administered, analysing the importance of effective political and bureaucratic structures, and evaluating the contributions of NGOs and other external bodies

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Email
spais-mscenquiries@bristol.ac.uk