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International Development (by Distance Learning) - MSc


Online University of Birmingham    School of Government

September MSc, PGDip 18-48 months part time

About the course

This programme provides 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) .The emphasis throughout will be on encouraging students to reflect critically on what has worked well or not and why.

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.

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Entry Requirements

An upper second-class Honours degree or equivalent from an approved university or an equivalent professional qualification in a relevant field (the equivalent US Grade Point Average is 3.2) or;

A lower second-class Honours degree from an approved university with excellent work experience.

Degrees from all disciplines are considered and a candidate’s work experience can also be taken into consideration.


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