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MSc/PGDip International Development 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

Our MSc in International Development by distance learning course will provide you with an understanding of the evolution of thinking and practice in international development over the last fifty to sixty years.

The core module on the International Development by distance learning course aims to familiarise you with the key concepts (eg development and poverty) and theories (eg modernisation, dependency, neo-liberalism and the ‘crisis’ in development theory) and with the changing roles of international development organisations and states in promoting international development (eg through aid, trade and fiscal, monetary and social policies).

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

Career opportunities

This programme tends to recruit studentswho are either currently working for, or plan to work for, ngos, aid donors,the public service sector, etc.

Application deadline

31 August 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,040per 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 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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