12 months
20350 GBP/year
13030 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The International Development course offered by the University of Essex explores the most pressing issues in international development throughout a range of social scientific standpoints. 

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The International Development  course offered by the University of Essex teaches the essentials of economics and politics, building a very good grounding to analyse the problems in international development. Approaching similar issues from different perspectives provides a more well-rounded and integrative view of the field. You are then able to explore a set of selected topics in international development in order to hone your skills on the subject matter, or build up more statistical techniques.

On this course you build a theoretical understanding of how to approach international development issues from different perspectives, alongside opportunity of applying your knowledge to issues in international development through studying the following topics:

  • Microeconomics
  • Political Economy
  • Econometric and Statistical techniques

Your future

After completing your masters, you may wish to extend your knowledge with a research degree –many Essex graduates decide to stay here for further study.

Alternatively, our course also prepares you for employment; recent surveys have shown that higher degree graduates are more likely to obtain jobs at professional or managerial level.

Our recent Master’s level graduates have gone on to work for a range of high-profile organisations in the international development field, such as United Nations and The World Bank.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Political Explanation

  • Theories of International Relations

  • Political Economy

  • International Management Accounting

  • Cases in Corporate Governance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We recommend that you apply as soon as you are able to.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2.2 Degree in any discipline with some evidence of quantitative ability.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20350 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13030 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13030 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • Home/UK fee:£6,515
  • International fee: £10,175

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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.

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