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Applied International Development (MSc)

Course Description

This course develops an interdisciplinary understanding of the complex factors which influence the effectiveness of planned development interventions.

It also develops the conceptual and theoretical frameworks for the analysis of social change brought about by planned development interventions.

In addition, it will strengthen your professional competence in the design, implementation and critical evaluation of applied development interventions and present the opportunity to study a specialism pathway to focus learning, connecting theory, policy and practice and complete a placement. All of this enhances your employability for governmental or non-governmental development agencies around the world, as well as in research, consultancy and media.

See the website http://www.reading.ac.uk/ready-to-study/study/subject-area/agriculture-pg/msc-applied-international-development.aspx

Modules include:

- Perspectives on development
- Addressing poverty and inequality
- Gender and development
- Research and study skills for independent learning
- Participatory interventions in development

What career can you have?

Our master's courses are excellent preparation for careers in international and rural development, agricultural economics, marketing within the food chain and policy. We provide dedicated employability support through career workshops and have developed a personal and professional development module for international students. Engagement with a wide variety of visiting speakers and field trips provide many opportunities for networking. In addition, competitive internships, placements and a research dissertation provide opportunities to showcase your skills, undertake overseas field research or link with organisations in the development sector. Our graduates find employment within government departments, non-governmental organisations, international agencies, the media, academia and commercial companies. Some use a master's course to transition into a new career as independent consultants or as a study break from employment. For examples of organisations our graduates go on to, please visit http://www.reading.ac.uk/giidae

Visit the Applied International Development (MSc) page on the University of Reading website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). If you have other qualifications and a number of years' relevant work experience then you may also be eligible to apply.

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