Applicants should normally hold a first degree from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class Honours or international equivalent) and demonstrate interest and motivation in the subject area. Alternative professional qualifications with at least three years’ relevant professional experience will also be considered.
Directly relevant degree disciplines include business studies, economics, geography, management, and operations research. However, students with qualifications in other disciplines such as engineering, environmental sciences, the humanities and languages are also encouraged to apply.
Months of entry
This course will give you a firm understanding of development theory in an international context, with a particular focus on how to bring theory into practice and build your practical expertise in a range of development disciplines.
The course aims to enhance your capacity to critically evaluate economic, political and social factors that are affecting the development policy environment, on a national and international level. Throughout this Master’s degree, you will develop management techniques and skills, and the ability to apply them in a development context.
Our regular contributors to teaching and learning activities include experienced field practitioners drawn from international development organisations and NGOs.
As part of this course, you have the opportunity to obtain a PRINCE2 Foundation certification in project management.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum score of 6 in each element.
Fees and funding
This course is eligible for an alumni discount. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply by visiting our Alumni discounts page. As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries Team
- +44 (0)20 7915 5511