Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

International Development

This interdisciplinary programme examines the issues, processes and institutions central to global poverty, inequality and development. It is ideal if you want to further your knowledge of, or are planning a career in, development agencies, international organisations, NGOs, or related areas. The programme's core modules introduce you to key debates that have shaped thinking on international poverty and development, and will equip you with knowledge of the conceptual and theoretical bases of development. They will improve your skills of evaluation and analysis, enabling you to participate critically in debates on the changing nature of the multilateral, bilateral and non-governmental institutions designed to address development issues, the context in which they operate and the constraints they face. You will also have the opportunity to choose from a range of thematic option modules, allowing you to tailor the programme according to your personal or career interests. In addition, you will develop transferable skills including team-working, written and oral communication, and qualitative and quantitative data analysis.

Entry requirements

MSc: Good degree (2:1 or above) in social sciences or humanities. Other applicants will also be considered. Previous experience or study of development issues may be an advantage. Two references: preferably both academic references, but employer references may be considered.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

MSc: Coursework, including essays, critical surveys of relevant literature and a reflective journal. You also complete a dissertation of 12,000-15,000 words. Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: Coursework, including essays, critical surveys of relevant literature and a reflective journal.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 15,200 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 15,200 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2019 5,600 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2019 5,600 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2019 5,600 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2019 5,600 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2019 10,150 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2019 5,600 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 5,600 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 5,600 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 10,150 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 5,600 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 5,600 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 5,600 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 2,800 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 2,800 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 2,800 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 2,800 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 2,800 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 5,075 per Whole course (International) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Key information

Contact: 
Birkbeck Student Advice Service
Telephone number: 
02039070700