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MA International Development

Course Description

About the course

The United Nations have developed a number of Millennium Development Goals, and this course will help you gain an understanding of them, and the skills to apply your knowledge in the workplace. The goals include the creation of a global partnership for development, the eradication of poverty and hunger, the promotion of universal education and gender equality, and the establishment of global environmental sustainability.

With a strong emphasis on contemporary examples and case studies, and the integration of practical projects, you will be fully supported and prepared for your future career.

Why choose this course?

-Learn to question, evaluate and analyse the various facets of international development
-Study the global forces that have created societies in which the wealth of the few requires the poverty of many
-Develop a comprehensive understanding of the processes and intricacies of international development
-Gain an in-depth understanding of why we live in a world of ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ and how the UN’s Millennium Development Goals are helping to change thinking and perceptions
-Explore the work of different international development organisations, develop a practical understanding of the contribution they make, and gain real world knowledge and expertise
-Challenge yourself by learning how to help others acquire the skills and tools they need to work confidently and independently
-Benefit from a comprehensive guest speaker programme and practice-based visits to key organisations that will enhance your prospects of employment and success in this growing field.

Visit the MA International Development page on the University of Bedfordshire website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.

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