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Pre-Masters in International Development and Relations


Course Description

The aim of the pre-Masters programme is to provide an entry route into our MA/MSc courses in the School of Government and Society for students who do not have the traditional requirements for direct entry to the programme.

Successful completion of the pre-Masters programme will enable you to progress to the Postgraduate taught degree programme.

Course details:

Progression to the Masters programme is subject to the following requirements:

An overall weighted average of at least 55%
A weighted average of 55% in the subject specific modules
A weighted average of 55% in the English and study skills modules
All modules passed with a mark of at least 40%
MA/MSc Programmes to progress onto:

Please see a full list of the programmes you can progress onto after completion of your pre-Masters year:

Global Cooperation and Security MSc:

Global Cooperation and Security MSc

International Development:

International Development MSc
International Development (Conflict, Security and Development) MSc
International Development (Governance and Statebuilding) MSc
International Development (International Political Economy and Development) MSc
International Development (Poverty, Inequality and Development) MSc
International Development (Urban Development)
International Development (Environment, Sustainability and Politics) MSc

Development Management:

Development Management MSc
Development Management (Aid Management) MSc
Development Management (Human Resources) MSc
Development Management (Public Economic Management and Finance) MSc

International Relations:

International Relations MA
International Relations (Contemporary Asia Pacific) MA
International Relations (Diplomacy) MA
International Relations (Gender) MA
International Relations (International Peacekeeping) MA
International Relations (Security) MA
International Relations (Terrorism and Political Violence) MA
International Relations Political Economy MA

About the School of Government and Society

The School of Government and Society is one of the leading UK and International centres for governance, politics, international development, sociology, public management, Russian and European studies.
Established in 2008, the School comprises three Departments: Politics and International Studies (POLSIS); International Development (IDD) and Local Government Studies (INLOGOV).

POLSIS: The Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS), one of the largest and most academically vibrant departments of Political Science and International Studies in the UK. In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) Politics and International Studies at Birmingham was ranked the 6th best in the power rankings highlighting the large number of staff in POLSIS producing world-leading and internationally excellent research.

IDD: Be part of global effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Contribute to conflict resolution and post-conflict reconstruction. Help build capacity of nations and communities to adapt to climate change. Study with us to gain the skills and knowledge essential for working in international development in the 21st Century.

INLOGOV: The Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV) is the leading academic centre for research and teaching on local governance and strategic public management. We enrich the world of local public service with research evidence and innovative ideas, making a positive difference.

Funding and Scholarships

There are many ways to finance your postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham. To see what funding and scholarships are available, please visit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

Open Days

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open days.
Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

Virtual Open Days

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Visit the Pre-Masters in International Development and Relations page on the University of Birmingham website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Undergraduate degree in a relevant subject.

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