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International Development (Poverty, Inequality and Development) By Distance Learning

University of Birmingham

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24 months
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6525 GBP/year
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About

Study from anywhere in the world with practitioners in government, civil society and the private sector, as well as with people new to development in the International Development (Poverty, Inequality and Development) By Distance Learning programme is offered at the University of Birmingham.

Overview

The broad purpose of this International Development (Poverty, Inequality and Development) By Distance Learning programme from the University of Birmingham is to give those working in the area of poverty reduction and development in developing and transitional countries, or those wishing to work in such areas, a firmer grounding in understanding poverty and inequality, promoting poverty reduction and analysing the performance of major poverty reducing programmes and policies.

The core module aims to familiarise students with key concepts (eg development and poverty) and theories (eg modernisation, dependency, neo-liberalism and the ?crisis? in development theory) and with the changing roles of international development organisations and states in promoting international development (eg through aid, trade and fiscal, monetary and social policies).

The emphasis throughout will be on encouraging students to reflect critically on what has worked well or not and why. Students will select three optional modules (at 20 credits each) based on their individual interests and career aspirations.

Career opportunities 

This programme is most relevant for people who have worked in governments, non-governmental organisations (either international, regional, national or local) or on donor-funded projects, as well as for recent graduates wishing to work for such organizations, who have some experience of developing countries.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Critical Approaches to Development
  • Development Politics 
  • Social Analysis of Poverty and Development 
  • Choice of optional modules 
  • Conflict and Development
  • Development Management
  • Disability and Development 
  • Introduction to Development Projects

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
88
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
67
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An upper second class Honours degree or equivalent from an approved university or an equivalent professional qualification in a relevant field (the equivalent US GPA is 3.0) or
  • A lower second-class Honours degree from an approved university with relevant 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 be taken into consideration.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6525 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13050 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6525 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13050 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • PG Diploma programme fee: £8,700

Funding

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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

International Development (Poverty, Inequality and Development) By Distance Learning
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University of Birmingham

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