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  Research for International Development - MSc


SOAS University of London    Department of Economics

Full time & Part time See Course MSc 1 year full time, 2-3 years part time
Politics & Government (30)

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Immerse yourself in the world of international development with the MSc Research for International Development programme at SOAS, funded by the prestigious UK's ESRC. This cutting-edge degree equips you with the theoretical foundation and analytical skills to explore the intricate relationship between theory, research methods, and politics in the field of international development. Ranked 2nd globally for Development Studies, SOAS offers a unique learning experience with a focus on research methods through core modules like Fundamentals of Research Methods for Development Studies and Statistical Research Techniques in International Development. Students can delve into key topics by choosing between Political Economy of Development or Theory, Policy and Practice of Development. This programme caters to aspiring researchers and practitioners in international development, welcoming diverse backgrounds in social sciences. With a 2:2 or higher in a relevant subject, along with a compelling supporting statement, you can embark on this enriching academic journey.

About the course

The MSc Research for International Development is a cutting-edge degree funded and supported by the UK’s ESRC (The Economic and Social Research Council).

The programme equips you with the theoretical background and analytical skills to inquire into the relationship between theory, research methods and politics in international development.

Our academic staff provide students with knowledge about the plurality of methodological approaches in key areas of international development research, and the policy choices and strategies associated with these. The module offers students the opportunity to engage with a selection of methods used in international development research.

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Entry Requirements

We will consider all applications with a 2:2 (or international equivalent) or higher in a relevant subject.
In addition to degree classification in a relevant subject we take into account other elements of the application such as supporting statement. References are optional, but can help build a stronger application if you fall below the 2:2 requirement or have non-traditional qualifications.




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