Taught course

Poverty and Development

University of Sussex · Institute of Development Studies - IDS

Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your qualification should be in the social sciences or a related subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry


Course content

Poverty reduction is the ultimate measure of development effectiveness. On this Poverty and Development MA, you gain the knowledge and skills to engage with the design, implementation and assessment of national and international efforts to reduce poverty.

Through an interdisciplinary lens, you’ll develop a:

    • sound understanding of the main theories of development and poverty reduction in development
    • solid grounding in the concepts and skills needed to engage in debates on poverty and development.

This course is taught at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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