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About

On this International Development Studies course at University of Portsmouth, 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.

And 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 will experience?

On this course, you'll:
  • Learn about the key topics in the field of International Development Studies, 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 Studies, including members of CEISR (Centre for European and International Studies Research), who will share their expertise in the field

Career

The PgDip International Development Studies 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.

Programme Structure

Module Details

You will study the following core units:
  • Theory & Practice of Development
  • Applied Research Methods for Development
You will also select two optional units:
  • International and Comparative Criminal Justice
  • Gender for Development Cooperation
  • Contemporary Security in International Relations
  • Education and Development
  • Health and Development
  • Economics of Development

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
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English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • A good honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

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Tuition Fee

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    2000 GBP/year
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    2000 GBP/year
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