Our master’s students have the opportunity to join the inclusive group of world-class scholars that make up Edinburgh's Centre of African Studies (CAS), an internationally recognised hub for research and teaching on Africa. We are one of the oldest and largest African Studies centres in Europe and we pride ourselves on undertaking a diverse range of cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research.
How will I learn?
This Africa and International Development programme from The University of Edinburgh encourages you to critically explore the burning issues in the context of Africa:
- Social Change
- Inclusive growth
Africa is a vibrant continent endowed with immense natural and human resources as well as great cultural, ecological and economic diversity. While the continent still faces multidimensional challenges, it also actively shapes current narratives on development as exemplified by the phenomenal rise of digital technologies.
With a multidisciplinary grasp of issues in regional and international development, many of our graduates have in the past secured work as professionals in:
- international organisations
- development agencies
- international consultancy firms
- governmental departments
- non-governmental organisations
- public sector
We want to continue to make such opportunities available to students by providing increased access to them.
The programme is available on a full-time basis over one year or on a part-time basis over two years. It is incredibly flexible to allow you to pursue the knowledge and skills most relevant to you.
Core courses Our three carefully designed core courses ensure that you acquire the knowledge foundations and professional skills required to work professionally in the field of international development:
- Politics and Theories of International Development
- Research Design and Practice
- Governance, Poverty and Development in Africa
Option courses To that we add a variety of designated course options to allow students to develop specialised profiles as development professionals; for example:
- Key Skills in Development Practice
- Energy in the Global South
- Displacement and Development
- Infrastructure and Development
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies International Development View 641 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in United Kingdom
- A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.
International25300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25300 GBP per year during 12 months.
National16200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16200 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Home: £7,700
- International/EU: £12,650
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.