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International Development MSc

University of Edinburgh

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This programme engages critically with international development thinking and practice, and more broadly with processes of social, political and economic transformation around the world, with a specific focus on the low- and middle-income countries.

Who this programme is for

This programme is designed to suit the needs of both recent graduates of various disciplines, and professionals with two to five, or more, years’ experience who want to shift careers, upgrade their academic qualifications, or take a year out to reflect critically on their work.

Although most students will move on after one year to development-related jobs, some may use the programme as a pathway into our PhD in International Development: PhD International Development

This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Development Academy.

Career opportunities

This programme provides multidisciplinary training and perspectives on development theory, policy and practice that is aimed to equip graduates for careers in public sector and non-governmental development agencies, consultancy and private business.

The opportunity to apply your academic training to real-world problems and acquire hands-on work experience through the work-based projects will give you an edge in the employment market whatever your eventual career.

Tuition fees

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£ 24,000per 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 Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 80 7

    12th out of 86 1

    8th out of 105 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    177 80%

    11th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88.0 88%

    13th

    34
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%

    66th

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    184 89%

    8th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    15th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.68 74%

    79th

    2
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    181 94%

    4th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%

    13th

    17
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.78 76%

    87th

    1

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