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International Development Practice

University of St Andrews

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
Duration
23090 GBP/year
11420 GBP/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The MSc in International Development Practice at the University of St Andrews is a one-year interdisciplinary Masters degree. Taught by academic staff and development practitioners, it explores the theoretical and practical aspects of international development work. 

Overview

The MSc International Development Practice at the University of St Andrews offers an interdisciplinary approach to international development theory and practice. 

Students explore key theoretical concepts in development studies and receive practical training that can be applied in international development roles.

Highlights

  • Targeted at students intending to follow a career in international development
  • Combines exploration of key theoretical concepts in development studies with training in skills used by development practitioners.
  • Provides a substantial introduction to quantitative and qualitative methods for assessing development programmes.
  • Interdisciplinary approach means you can explore a range of methodological approaches.

Careers

Our fantastic global reputation makes University of St Andrews graduates highly valued by employers. The MSc International Development Practice provides the subject knowledge and general skills needed for international development related careers in government and public bodies, non-governmental organisations and charities, and the private sector.

During the course, you will:
  • be trained in the theoretical and practical aspects of international development work
  • have the opportunity to undertake a summer research project in collaboration with an organisation involved in development work
  • develop broader transferable skills in areas such as project management, team working, and communicating academic concepts to mixed audiences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Culture and Identity
  • Development and the Environment
  • Environmental Economics
  • Global Health Policy and Practice
  • Philosophy and Methodology of Social Sciences.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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

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.
100
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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree. 
  • CV or résumé (one page)
  • personal statement
  • two original signed academic references
  • academic transcripts and degree certificates
  • evidence of English language proficiency (required if English is not your first language).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23090 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23090 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    11420 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11420 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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International Development Practice
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