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International Development (MSc)

Course Description

About this course

Would you like to develop the specialist skills and knowledge required to work in a range of careers across the international development sector?

The MSc International Development course will equip you with a critical and up-to-date understanding of this broad sector.

You will engage with contemporary debates on the issues that are currently defining the sector, whilst critically examining key international development policies, theories, strategies and practices. You will also analyse the operation of development organisations, and the ways in which individuals and communities experience and challenge poverty and marginalisation.

As part of your dissertation, you will have the opportunity to undertake a research placement to allow you to apply your knowledge in a real-world environment.

This course is delivered by our specialist teaching team, who draw on their extensive experience to ensure that you graduate with knowledge that is at the forefront of the sector.

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Should you wish to find out further information you can contact the Programme Leader Dr Katy Jenkins, , 0191 227 3061.

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Who would this Course suit?

Are you passionate about eradicating global poverty and promoting international development? This course could be for you.

Visit the International Development (MSc) page on the Northumbria University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Standard entry is normally with a 2:2 honours degree or international equivalent, or relevant equivalent experience.

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