Study from anywhere in the world with practitioners in government, civil society and the private sector, as well as with people new to development.
An upper second-class Honours degree or equivalent from an approved university or an equivalent professional qualification in a relevant field (the equivalent US Grade Point Average is 3.0) or
A lower second-class Honours degree from an approved university with excellent work experience.
Adequate capacity in written and reading English. For those whose first language is not English, evidence of this capacity is required.
Applicants should reach at least level 6.5 in the IELTS.
Degrees from all disciplines are considered and a candidate’s work experience can also be taken into consideration.
This programme is designed to provide students with an understanding of the evolution of thinking and practice in international development over the last fifty to sixty years.
This main pathway is designed for flexibility, allowing you to choose five out of the six 20-credit modules from a list of options:
Critical Approaches to Development (20 credits) – critically examine development theories and their application
Choice of optional modules (100 credits) – choose five modules from the following 20 credit modules:
Conflict in Developing Countries
Disability and Development (Distance Learning)
Introduction to Development Projects
Managing Public Money
NGOs in a Changing International Context
Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development
Public Management and Leadership
Public Sector Reform and Development
Rural Poverty and Development
Social Analysis of Poverty and Development
Urban Poverty and Development
Dissertation (60 credits, MSc only) – pursue in-depth research with support from a dissertation supervisor. For distance learning students we recommend desk-based research.
The programme begins with a two week online induction module (non-accredited); and the dissertation work is preceded by a two week online research methods module (again, non-accredited).
This programme tends to recruit studentswho are either currently working for, or plan to work for, ngos, aid donors,the public service sector, etc.
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