Taught course

International Development

Institution
University of Edinburgh · College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

he MSc in International Development programme offers students an unparalleled opportunity to deepen their understanding and engagement with the most pressing challenges confronting people, communities and institutions in the Global South. What are the processes that have shaped poverty and inequality across the world – as well as the responses to them? How do they differ across international, national, and local contexts? This programme builds and strengthens critical skills for analysing these development processes and inequities, exploring development issues in a range of different social, historical and political contexts. It aims to provide you with a rigorous multi-disciplinary grounding in major debates, theories and critical concepts as well as proficiency in applying these to investigate contemporary development challenges, policy processes, and initiatives.

Our students are part of a vibrant and growing online distance education community at our prestigious School of Social and Political Science and the College for Humanities and Social Sciences. Through our innovative platform and learning activities, they forge meaningful relationships with their peers and a range of academic colleagues linking them to other relevant online distance learning programmes, such as the MSc Global Challenges (OL), MSc in Global Health Policy (OL) and cognate programmes such as the MSc in Social Justice and Community Organising (OL) in Moray House School of Education and Sport.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
pgadmissions.sps@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 651 1560