International development in Africa raises a complex set of issues. In this programme, you’ll draw on our Centre of African Studies’ long-standing reputation as a global hub of Africanist expertise to develop a deeper understanding of these issues. You will also draw on the University’s cross-disciplinary expertise on development through the Global Development Academy.
Suitable for both students and professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds, this programme combines theory and practice in seeking to contextualise and analyse the processes that have shaped poverty and underdevelopment in Africa, and the many responses to these issues.
The masters programme offers the option of an eight-week internship with global and Scottish organisations, as part of a project of your choosing.
Three courses of this programme can be studied through online distance learning.
For the PgCert you will study three courses over nine months. The courses are taught using a range of innovative interactive teaching methods.
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The academic entry requirement is a UK Bachelor Honours degree with at least 2:1 or its international equivalent.
An official transcript and certificate (if the degree has been awarded) is required upon application. References are not required upon initial application but may be requested at a later stage in the application process.
Where work experience is taken into consideration, an up-to-date CV and work reference is required.
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The award recognises studying abroad as a positively life changing experience for many students as well as promoting intercultural understanding and tolerance. Successful candidates will receive up to £10,000 to be applied toward the cost of tuition fees.
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