On this course, you'll explore the history, theory and practice of international development. You'll explore colonialism and globalisation, and unpack the tools, strategies and techniques used in the field.
You'll also choose your own specialisation – such as health, education, gender, international relations or criminology – and produce a project based on your research.
When you graduate, you'll have expert knowledge of development issues and strong career prospects in the international development sector – and desirable transferable skills such as communication, and qualitative and quantitative research methods.
What you’ll experience
- Learn about the key topics in the field of International Development, including the theory and practice of development, applied research methods, international and comparative criminal justice, the role of gender, contemporary security in internal relations, education, health, and the economics of development
- Critically engage with a topic of your choice, using your own research to inform your work
- Unpack the tools needed to carry out systematic and methodologically sound research, including literature reviews and empirical research
- Be able to justify any ethical considerations in relation to your research
- Access our virtual learning facilities which include webinars, discussion forums, one-to-one online tutorials with lecturers, and Skype meetings
- Be supported by experts in the field of International Development, including members of CEISR (Centre for European and International Studies Research), who will share their expertise in the field
Work experience and career planning
The International Development degree course is ideal if you are already working, or hope to work in the international development sector.
You'll develop your professional networks and identify career opportunities during the course of your studies, and receive advice and guidance about your career progression from the experts and development practitioners.
You'll graduate with greater knowledge of development issues, strong career prospects in the international development sector, and the option to progress to doctoral study.
We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.
When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work.
After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.
Teaching and programme assessment
Teaching on this course is entirely through distance learning. You'll get all course materials, readings, lectures notes and additional material through our virtual learning environment.
You'll be taught through:
- discussion forums
- one-on-one tutorials
- skype meetings
You'll be assessed through:
- discussion forums
- policy brief
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- Theory and Practice of Development
- Applied Research Methods for Development
- Economics of Development
- Education and Development
- Facing up to the Challenges of Transitional Justice
- Gender for Development Cooperation
- Population Health and Development
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesInternational Relations International Development View 72 other Masters in International Relations in United Kingdom
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A minimum of a second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered.
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.