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International Development Studies

Postgraduate Diploma Online
24 months
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2000 GBP/year
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About

If you're energised by the idea of working with developing countries, our PgDip International Development Studies course at University of Portsmouth will develop your understanding of international development to postgraduate level and enhance your career prospects too.

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Overview

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

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Make your application as soon as possible.

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

Online

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.
2 (required)
2 (recommended)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2000 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2000 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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Getting a Student Visa

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