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International Development 

Birkbeck, University of London

Postgraduate Diploma On Campus
12 months
Duration
10150 GBP/year
5600 GBP/year
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About

This interdisciplinary programme in International Development at Birkbeck, University of London examines the issues, processes and institutions central to global poverty, inequality and development. It is ideal if you want to further your knowledge of, or are planning a career in, development agencies, international organisations, NGOs, or related areas.

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Overview

The programme's core modules introduce you to key debates that have shaped thinking on international poverty and development, and will equip you with knowledge of the conceptual and theoretical bases of development. 

They will improve your skills of evaluation and analysis, enabling you to participate critically in debates on the changing nature of the multilateral, bilateral and non-governmental institutions designed to address development issues, the context in which they operate and the constraints they face. You will also have the opportunity to choose from a range of thematic option modules, allowing you to tailor the programme according to your personal or career interests.

In addition, you will develop transferable skills including team-working, written and oral communication, and qualitative and quantitative data analysis.

The International Development programme at Birkbeck, University of London  is ideal if you are interested in studying international development at postgraduate level for personal or professional reasons, but you don't yet want to commit to the full MSc.

Highlights

  • The Department of Geography offers multiple approaches to the study of societies and cultures, human geography, and sustainability, poverty and development, as well as community and citizenship, at local, regional and global levels.
  • One of the unique strengths of our Department is the breadth of research interests of our staff. Subsequently, we offer a very wide range of courses that reflect the disciplinary breadth of development and globalisation, while also allowing you to engage with other disciplines, such as anthropology and sociology.
  • You will be surrounded by committed fellow students from all cultures, backgrounds and career stages who are eager to share their experience and expertise with their peers.
  • Ours is a vibrant research culture, powered by a shared passion for learning and intellectual engagement among our academics and students. We have a strong commitment to social justice, which informs and shapes much of our cutting-edge research.
  • In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), Sociology at Birkbeck was ranked 13th in the UK.
  • We have strong links with the London International Development Centre, which can enhance your employability.

Careers and Employability

Graduates go on to careers in development agencies and other international organisations, policy research, journalism, or the non-governmental sector. Possible professions include policy researcher or journalist. This degree can also be useful in becoming a market researcher or tourism officer.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Development Studies: Theoretical Approaches
  • The Political Economy of Aid
  • 'Race', Ethnicity and Development
  • Anthropology, Culture and Development
  • Development Management
  • Gender and Development
  • International Political Economy of Childhood

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.

Language

English

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

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

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).
7.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree (2:1) in social sciences or humanities. Other applicants will also be considered.
  • Previous experience or study of development issues may be an advantage.
  • Two references: preferably both academic references, but employer references may be considered.
  • An entrance task may be required once the Admissions Tutor has reviewed the applications.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10150 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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