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International Development MSc

International Development MSc

University of Birmingham

Edgbaston Campus, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    90
  • Degree MSc
  • Study Level Masters
  • Study Mode Online
  • Duration 24 months
This programme is designed to provide students with an understanding of the evolution of thinking and practice in international development over the last fifty to sixty years. The core module aims to familiarise students with 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 students to reflect critically on what has worked well or not and why. Students will select five optional modules (at 20 credits each) based on their individual interests and career aspirations.