Taught course

International Development Practice

University of St Andrews · Graduate School

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Entry requirements

  • A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree. If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements.
  • The MSc in International Development Practice welcomes applicants from a range of disciplinary backgrounds including, but not limited to:
    • anthropology
    • economics
    • geography
    • international relations
    • management
    • public health
    • sustainable development.
  • English language proficiency. See English language tests and qualifications.

Applications are also welcomed from suitably qualified applicants with degrees in applied fields - such as medicine, engineering, or education - who are interested in developing a career in international development.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in International Development Practice explores the theory of international development work as well as applied skills commonly needed for international development careers.

International Development seeks to enable a global reduction in poverty and improvement in human health and wellbeing. On the MSc in International Development Practice you will explore the theoretical and practical aspects of international development work.


  • Aimed at students intending to follow a career in international development.
  • Introduces key topics in development studies, providing a broad-based overview of the field.
  • Interdisciplinary character helps you to develop a more rounded understanding of international development questions and concepts.
  • Applied components provide a bridge between the theory of development studies and the real-world challenges faced by development practitioners.
  • Integrated training programme connects your academic learning with the development of personal and professional competencies.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

There are a variety of funding options available for postgraduate students. For more details visit our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Secretary
+44 (0)1334 46 2032