Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

International Development

This interdisciplinary Master's degree aims to provide a critical and theoretical understanding of the issues, processes and institutions central to global poverty, inequality and development. 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 aim to 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.

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; 2 references: preferably both academic references, but employer references may be considered. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub-tests.

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 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 2018 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2018 7,950 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 3,975 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 7,225 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 7,950 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 7,225 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 3,975 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2018 9,650 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2018 5,300 per Whole course (Home/EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2018 9,650 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2018 5,300 per Whole course (Home/EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2019 9,650 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2019 5,300 per Whole course (Home/EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 9,650 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 5,300 per Whole course (Home/EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2018 4,825 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2018 2,650 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 2,650 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 4,825 per Year 1 (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: 
Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies
Telephone number: 
02030738000