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.
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.
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- 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
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesInternational Relations International Development View 32 other Masters in International Development in United Kingdom
- 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.
International6525 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13050 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA6525 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13050 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
- PG Diploma programme fee: £8,700
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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!
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