You’ll learn about the experiences and viewpoints of people and nations of the Global South regarding development issues, as well as the inter-relationships between global, national and local actors in contested strategies for development.
You’ll also review strategies, programmes and policies in development, including organisations and donors promoting development, and assess the progress made by different development actors towards key international development goals.
You’ll gain a wide range of professional skills on top of your subject knowledge. You’ll have an understanding of project design and management in a development context, as well as being able to analyse quantitative and qualitative data. You’ll be able to construct clear arguments, critically assess different options for action, analyse policy documents, write research reports and give presentations. You’ll also be trained to make decisions in complex and unpredictable situations.
Our Global Development and Education programme at University of Leeds equips you for various career paths. Compatible careers include working in international development agencies, international organisations, governments, politics, NGOs, research organisations, policy making, companies, media, and academia.
- Education in Development
- Global Inequalities and Development
- Global Learning in UK Primary Schools
- Engaging the Modern City: The Civic Researcher
- Global Politics of Health
- Africa in the Contemporary World
- Conflict, Complex Emergencies and Global Governance
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesInternational Relations International Development View 434 other Masters in International Relations in United Kingdom
- A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or a non-UK equivalent in a social science, humanities or related discipline. Relevant experience will also be taken into account.
- International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.
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