The programme's core modules introduce you to key debates that have shaped thinking on international poverty and development, and will equip you with knowledge of the conceptual and theoretical bases of development. They will improve your skills of evaluation and analysis, enabling you to participate critically in debates on the changing nature of the multilateral, bilateral and non-governmental institutions designed to address development issues, the context in which they operate and the constraints they face. In the Master's degree in International Development at Birkbeck, University of London , you will also have the opportunity to choose from a range of thematic option modules, allowing you to tailor the programme according to your personal or career interests.
In addition, you will develop transferable skills including team-working, written and oral communication, and qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
Careers and Employability
Graduates go on to careers in development agencies and other international organisations, policy research, journalism, or the non-governmental sector. Possible professions include policy researcher or journalist. This degree can also be useful in becoming a market researcher or tourism officer.
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- Development Studies: Theoretical Approaches
- Development, Aid and Power
- 'Race', Ethnicity and Development
- Anthropology, Culture and Development
- Development Management
- Gender and Development
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesInternational Relations International Development View 522 other Masters in International Relations in United Kingdom
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A second-class honours degree (2:2) or above in social sciences or humanities. Other applicants will also be considered.
- Previous experience or study of development issues may be an advantage.
- Two references: preferably both academic references, but employer references may be considered.
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International16020 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16020 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8820 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8820 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for London
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.