Masters in International Development

The international development discipline studies methods in formulating and implementing development programs in different parts of the world, especially so call “third-world countries”. Development programmes are established by the global development community (donors, foundations, consultants, advocates) seeking to boost worldwide prosperity. International development policies focus on establishing action plans encompassing social policies and all the necessary resources in order to solve situations that require international assistance. The policies would help create necessary outputs and structures of institutions in order to make changes that would lead to a robust and sustainable development process in a country.

The discipline combines theories from other areas such as: law, history, sociology, economics, political science and public policy.

Students learn about popular development theories, and apply advanced methods and techniques to support global development processes. Studied topics include compared politics, contemporary international law, post Holocaust philosophy, or global security.

Future international development specialists will learn main directions of international development and will get a thorough understanding of the dynamics of the international assistance process. They will achieve a high capacity for holistic analysis at the international level. Students will also develop analytical thinking, communication and project implementation skills.

The types of careers that international development graduates pursue is diverse, covering fields like: research, policy, diplomacy, PR, advocacy.

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Applied Economics and International Development Applied Economics and International Development
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 5,950 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 13,370 per year
  • 12 months

Our taught courses offer excellent training in core economics; the opportunity to specialise in areas such as finance, econometrics, development, agriculture and the environment; and advanced skills necessary for employment as an economist at a senior level.

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Food, Society and International Food Governance Food, Society and International Food Governance
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 4,295 per year
  • Non-EEA € 4,295 per year
  • 24 months

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Postgraduate Armed conflicts and crisis management Postgraduate Armed conflicts and crisis management
  • Oct 2015
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  • Not specified

Conflicts are everyday occurrences in people's lives, social groups and international relations. In all historic times, in all cultures, groups and countries, the quest for peace has been ongoing. Costs incurred because of conflicts are very high: human suffering, economic losses and moral degradation.

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  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 2,550 per year
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  • Not specified

Students in the Food Systems and Governance Postgraduate Diploma programme will analyse systems that govern agriculture and food internationally. The programme begins by exploring key issues in food studies, conceptualising food systems and contextualising the trade of agri-food commodities. Students will also learn skills and methods of research and policy analysis.

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  • Aug 2016
  • National $ 14,055 per year
  • International $ 14,055 per year
  • 36 months

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  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 13,010 per year
  • Non-EEA € 13,010 per year
  • 15 months

For nearly ten years the Master of Science in International Project Development has been providing participants with the key competencies required to become successful business developers and project managers in a large range of companies worldwide.

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Globalisation and Work MA/ PGDip/ PG Cert Globalisation and Work MA/ PGDip/ PG Cert
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA £ 10,000 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 13,000 per year
  • Not specified

With economies, social movements, and labour systems increasingly at the mercy of globalisation, we need organisations that are dedicated to the equality, growth and sustainability of our international activities. This presents professionals with exciting opportunities to make a real difference in the world of employment, from effective labour strategies to ethical management and civil society action in developing countries.

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International Relations and International Development International Relations and International Development
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  • Mar 2016
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International Business Development International Business Development
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 2,300 per year
  • Non-EEA € 2,300 per year
  • 24 months

This programme in International Business aims to prepare managers of international level with high-level leadership, analytical, cross-cultural and organizational qualities in the field of development and implementation of strategies for international business.

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International Development International Development
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 6,000 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 15,000 per year
  • 12 months

The MSc International Development provides a multidisciplinary social science-based analysis and understanding of international development. Students undertaking this programme will: conduct a comprehensive review of current issues in international development policy and practice and study a critical in-depth analysis of specific aspects of international development relating to specific areas of interest.

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  • Jan 2016
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