From exploring the history of the American civil rights movement, investigating Europe's relationship with Russia, or seeking to understand the causes of conflict in West Africa, our research is helping us make sense of our increasingly connected – but fragmented – world.
Our research is breaking down barriers of poverty, disease, and civil turmoil caused by natural disasters and conflict – by investigating how aid workers, charities and non-government organisations (NGOs) can most effectively work within the cultures and communities of developing nations, and by understanding how gender, ethnicity or religion impacts the lives of people around the world.
Careers and opportunities
Once you complete your Area Studies and International Development course at University of Portsmouth , you'll be a highly-skilled researcher with the knowledge and skills to make an impact in many different industries.
Your postgraduate research qualification demonstrates to potential employers that you're an intelligent, capable and motivated person, with provable abilities and experience in critical thinking, problem-solving, project management, communication, leadership and creativity.
After researching with us, our successful postgraduate research candidates have gone on to impressive positions in a variety of field – including as academic researchers, and political and security analysts for private organisations and governmental organisations.
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- French studies
- African Studies
- Russian studies
- Women and development, women and war
- American Studies
- Development theory, policy and practice
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- 24 months
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies International Development Political Science View 483 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in United Kingdom
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The entry requirements for a PhD or MPhil include a good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, or a master’s degree in an appropriate subject. Equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications may be considered.
All applicants are subject to interview.
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International14300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14300 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA4327 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4327 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
- Home/EU/CI part-time students: £2,164 p/a
- International part-time students: £7,150 p/a
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.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.