Masters in Social Sciences

International Development

Information about International Development Degrees

International Development is a subfield of Social Sciences that focuses on raising wellbeing globally. Its approach is interdisciplinary, combining knowledge from Political Science, Sociology and Economics. The subject of International Development is based on the idea that, in an interconnected world, if others are doing a bit better, this will also have a positive impact on everyone else.

Some of the main problems tackled by people who work in International Development are poverty, malnutrition, water and sanitation, education, healthcare and upholding human rights.

During International Development courses, students will analyse national and international policies in an effort to find solutions and help institutions improve the living standards in developing countries, which need it the most. You will learn project management skills, which you can use to cooperate with governments. Together, you’ll be able to implement projects focusing on boosting the local economy, allocating resources more efficiently, implementing conservation policies and combating poverty.

Graduates of International Development are generally employed by NGOs, foundations, consultants, or advocates, and can find jobs in fields such as Research, Policymaking, Diplomacy, PR, and Advocacy.

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Best Universities for International Development on MastersPortal

Universities Location TopUniversities Ranking (2018)
Brighton, United Kingdom 1
Cambridge, United States 2
Oxford, United Kingdom 3
Cambridge, United Kingdom 4
London, United Kingdom 5
Berkeley, United States 5
London, United Kingdom 7
Stanford, United States 8
Manchester, United Kingdom 9
Cape Town, South Africa 10
Canberra, Australia 11
Norwich, United Kingdom 12
Wageningen, Netherlands 13
Copenhagen, Denmark 14
Toronto, Canada 15
Melbourne, Australia 17
Sydney, Australia 18
Johannesburg, South Africa 18
Los Angeles, United States 20
Edinburgh, United Kingdom 21
Brisbane, Australia 22
Chicago, United States 23
Tokyo, Japan 24
Providence, United States 25
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 26
Princeton, United States 27
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 28
Melbourne, Australia 29
Rotterdam, Netherlands 30
Leeds, United Kingdom 31
Lund, Sweden 32
Birmingham, United Kingdom 32
London, United Kingdom 34
Amsterdam, Netherlands 34
Kampala, Uganda 36
Mexico City, Mexico 37
Bristol, United Kingdom 38
East Lansing, United States 39
Leuven, Belgium 40
Tempe Junction, United States 41
Southport, Australia 42
Stellenbosch, South Africa 42
Dunedin, New Zealand 44
Bath, United Kingdom 45
Reading, United Kingdom 46
Davis, United States 47
Sheffield, United Kingdom 47
Montréal, Canada 49
Durham, United States 50
Baltimore, United States 50
Aarhus, Denmark 51
Washington, D. C., United States 51
Beijing, China 51
Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR) 51
Worcester, United States 51
Shanghai, China 51
Göttingen, Germany 51
Washington, D. C., United States 51
Washington, D. C., United States 51
Gent, Belgium 51
London, United Kingdom 51
Seoul, South Korea 51
City of London, United Kingdom 51
Sydney, Australia 51
Palmerston North, New Zealand 51
Taipei, Taiwan 51
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom 51
Melbourne, Australia 51
Cairo, Egypt 51
Campinas, Brazil 51
George Town, Malaysia 51
Dublin, Ireland 51
Adelaide, Australia 51
Antwerpen, Belgium 51
Tucson, United States 51
Auckland, New Zealand 51
Bonn, Germany 51
Santa Barbara, United States 51
Accra, Ghana 51
Glasgow, United Kingdom 51
Guelph, Canada 51
Urbana, United States 51
Johannesburg, South Africa 51
Durban, South Africa 51
Liverpool, United Kingdom 51
Amherst Center, United States 51
Minneapolis, United States 51
Nairobi, Kenya 51
Sydney, Australia 51
Oslo, Norway 51
Ottawa, Canada 51
Philadelphia, United States 51
Bogotá, Colombia 51
Coventry, United Kingdom 51
Madison, United States 51
York, United Kingdom 51
Uppsala, Sweden 51
Toronto, Canada 51
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