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  Poverty and Development - MA


University of Sussex    Institute of Development Studies

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full time, 2 years part time
Politics & Government (30)

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Embark on a transformative journey towards tackling global poverty with the Poverty and Development MA programme offered at the prestigious Institute of Development Studies (IDS). Gain a comprehensive understanding of development theories and practical skills essential for engaging in poverty reduction efforts on both national and international levels. The course structure includes core modules covering topics such as Poverty and Inequality, Debating Poverty and Vulnerability, and Research Design, culminating in a dissertation. Additionally, choose from a wide range of optional modules to tailor your learning experience to your interests, from Economic Perspectives on Development to Health and Development. The programme equips you with specialist knowledge in areas like inequality and social protection, preparing you for impactful careers in national governments, development organisations, civil-society organisations, and universities worldwide. Join this programme with a 2.1 undergraduate honours degree in social sciences or related fields, or equivalent professional qualifications and experience. Transform your passion for development into tangible solutions with the Poverty and Development MA.

About the course

Poverty reduction is the ultimate measure of development effectiveness. On this Poverty and Development MA, you gain the knowledge and skills to engage with the design, implementation and assessment of national and international efforts to reduce poverty.

Through an interdisciplinary lens, you’ll develop a:

  • sound understanding of the main theories of development and poverty reduction in development
  • solid grounding in the concepts and skills needed to engage in debates on poverty and development.

This course is taught at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS).

"I gained specialist knowledge – in inequality and social protection, for example – and a range of new analytical tools to use going forward.”

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Entry Requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your qualification should be in the social sciences or a related subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.




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