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International Development (Poverty, Inequality and Development) by distance learning MSc/PGDip by Distance Learning

University of Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

The core module aims to familiarise you with the key concepts and theories and with the changing roles of international development organisations and states in promoting international development.

The purpose of this course is to give those working in the area of poverty reduction and development in developing and transitional countries, or those wishing to work in such areas, a firmer grounding in understanding poverty and inequality, promoting poverty reduction and analysing the performance of major poverty reducing programmes and policies.

The emphasis throughout will be on encouraging you to reflect critically on what has worked well or not and why. You will select three optional modules (at 20 credits each) based on your individual interests and career aspirations.

You will be able to study from anywhere in the world with practitioners in government, civil society and the private sector, as well as with people new to development.

Career opportunities

This programme is most relevant for people who have worked in governments, non-governmental organisations (either international, regional, national or local) or on donor-funded projects, as well as for recent graduates wishing to work for such organizations, who have some experience of developing countries.

Application deadline

31 August 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,040overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Birmingham

  • University League Table

    19th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

The University of Birmingham is a founding member of the elite Russell Group of UK universities.
Based in the second largest city in the UK, Birmingham offers an outstanding international student experience.
The university has a vibrant international student community and is home to over 10,000 international students from approximately 150 countries.

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