SOAS, University of London

SOAS, University of London

Research for International Development

The degree has been developed to meet the needs of both development practitioners and researchers on international development, including those wishing to pursue an MPhil/PhD in international development; the programme will suit students with a variety of backgrounds in social sciences, including politics, sociology and economics; it would also meet the needs of people working, or hoping to work in international agencies, humanitarian organisations, and NGOs.

Entry requirements

Normally minimum Upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in the social sciences, including some economics and/or political economy, and preferably a demonstrable interest in research and research methods; work and other experience may be taken into account; each student must attend the preliminary mathematics and statistics course, and attend its exam; the preliminary course runs in September prior to the start of teaching in term 1.

Course modules

Battlefields of method: approaches to international development research (MSc rid); dissertation in research methods for international development; statistical research techniques in international development; research methods in international development.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 12,600 per Academic year (home fees) 1 calendar years
MSc Full-time £ 17,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 calendar years
MSc Part-time £ 6,300 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 8,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
School of Oriental and African Studies Camden WC1H 0XG South East

Key information

Student Recruitment Office
Telephone number: 
020 7898 4700