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About Development Studies
Masters degrees in Development Studies examine the processes by which healthy and prosperous societies can be created, and how poverty can be eliminated. These courses usually take an interdisciplinary approach, drawing from Economics, Sociology, Politics, Geography and many other subject areas.
Related postgraduate specialisms include International Relations, International Security, Economics and Globalisation, while entry requirements normally involve an appropriate undergraduate degree in one of the Social Sciences.
A Masters in Development Studies gives you the chance to learn how to make a real difference in people’s lives, finding out about the daily challenges that face citizens of low and middle income countries.
You’ll typically examine a range of global and local mechanisms to do with migration, technology, politics, the environment and the economy, discussing the changing nature of the interactions between the developed and developing parts of the world. Some programmes also offer the opportunity to complete a work placement in a developing country, adding an extra dimension to your studies.
Career prospects for Development Studies postgraduates include roles in governmental and non-governmental agencies, charities, think-tanks and development consultancies.
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Security, violence and conflict are now central to international politics and development policy discourse. Understanding the modern world demands a full appreciation of conflict and violence. Read more
The Media and Development MA is an interdisciplinary course that teaches main theories, concepts, case studies and practical media skills around the theme of media and development and its implications for less developed countries. Read more
The master's programme International Development Studies is a two-year MSc programme. It focuses on worldwide social transformation processes related to livelihoods, agro-food networks and the environment in a dynamic international context. Read more
The MSc Development Studies course is interdisciplinary and innovatory. It is designed for those who wish to pursue careers with governments, non-governmental organisations, international agencies, public and private organisations and enterprises. Read more
This course will give you a firm understanding of development theory in an international context, with a particular focus on how to bring theory into practice and build your practical expertise in range of development disciplines. Read more
The MPhil in Development Studies seeks to provide students with a critical and reflexive program that eschews the norm. This approach to development enables a rethinking of who benefits from explicit and implicit contemporary approaches, allowing for a repositioning of who development is for. Read more
A multidisciplinary perspective on the most relevant local and global issues regarding solidarity, including citizenship, poverty, sustainability, migration, welfare reform, social movements and private initiatives. Read more
Our Emerging Economies & International Development MSc offers a distinctive approach to the study of development by focusing on emerging economies. Read more
This MSc offers a critical approach to 'people-centred' development, addressing the challenges for equitable citizenship in the context of social diversity and globalisation, particularly in urban contexts. Read more
Whether you are a graduate aiming to make a difference in the world, or a professional wishing to deepen your knowledge and critical thinking, our suite of International Development master’s courses is for you.
Our range of LLM degrees offers you a choice from the most important and developing areas of the law, ensuring you have the knowledge and skills to take your career in any direction.
The University of Kent's Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS) has a reputation for delivering research-led graduate programmes taught by a combination of high-quality academics and practitioners. Home to the main institutions of the European Union and numerous European and international organisations, such as think tanks, lobby groups, NGOs and multinational companies, Brussels is at the heart of Europe.
Preparing students from everywhere to thrive anywhere.
We offer taught MSc courses in civil and environmental engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, engineering management, oil, gas and shipping, and mechanical engineering.
Study at the university's School of Sport and Service Management in Eastbourne and you will benefit from an environment that promotes personal development, diversity and innovation.
Ranked 1st in the world for development studies in the QS University World Rankings, there are few better places to study the global issues of our time than at The University of Sussex.
Each graduate program in the College of Arts and Sciences offers a limited number of partial scholarships. Program Scholarships range from $1,000 to $15,000
Develop a critical understanding of conflict, humanitarian crisis and peacebuilding.