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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Sheffield

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 07-FEB-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course description

This course engages with the challenges of international development in today’s complex world. You’ll develop skills and knowledge relating to development research and practice.

You'll go on a unique placement-based dissertation that combines work experience with academic research. You'll also carry out hands-on research during an overseas field class.

Our graduates have gone on to work for a wide variety of organisations, including the World Bank, the British Red Cross, UNDP, WildAid, World Vision and Save the Children.

This MA draws on our research strengths and internationally-recognised expertise in the areas of social and environmental justice, rural and urban development, governance, citizenship and sustainability. Our teaching involves industry and sector specialists, which means you can make connections and contacts with a global network of expertise beyond the University.

Field class

The course includes a 10-day field class, which provides hands-on experience of designing and carrying out research and will develop your skills in intercultural communication. Recent destinations have included Kenya, Tanzania, India and Nepal.

Application deadline

10 September 2021, 14 January 2022

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 24,950per year

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 Sheffield

  • University League Table

    26th

  • Campus address

    University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, England

As a member of the UK's prestigious Russell Group, the university has a global reputation for research and teaching excellence.
Among the world's top 100 universities (QS World University Rankings 2021) Sheffield offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a wide range of subjects.
Located in the centre of the UK in a friendly and affordable city, the university has more than 29,000 students from over 150 different countries.

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    145 66%

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  • Graduate prospects

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    84.0 84%

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    4.08 82%

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    70.0 70%

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    75.0 75%

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    3.80 76%

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    5

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