University of Bath

University of Bath

International Development

This course provides a multidisciplinary social science based analysis and understanding of international development. Students undertaking this programme: conduct a comprehensive review of current issues in international development policy and practice; study a critical in depth analysis of specific aspects of international development relating to specific areas of interest. This programme has a limited intake of students per year, fostering a friendly and supportive learning environment.

Entry requirements

1st or 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject, from a recognised university; or an equivalent degree in another subject, together with substantial relevant work experience. English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (with not less than 6.5 in each of the 4 components); PTE Academic of 69 with no less than 62 in any component. References: 2 references are required, at least 1 of these must be an academic reference.

Course modules

Core units: foundations of international development; economics for international development; sociology and social anthropology of development; policy and politics of developing countries; international development, towards synthesis; research skills and dissertation preparation. Optional units: critical issues in social development; globalisation and economic insecurity: social policy challenges; globalisation 2: political economy of globalisation; management of development; world politics: conflict, security and development; sustainable development: livelihoods and well being; well being and human development 2: development ethics; well being assessment in public policy and development practice.

Assessment methods

Assessment consists of a combination of coursework essays, class exercises, projects, oral presentations and examinations.

Sponsorship information

ESRC (economic and social research council) recognised programme, suitable for ESRC-funded 1 and 3 awards or subsequent 3 applications, applications required by February each year; commonwealth shared scholarship scheme award formerly known as the DfID (department for international development); shared scholarship scheme for candidates from eligible commonwealth countries (excluding the UK); applications to be received by the end of March each year and applicants must have been offered an unconditional place on the programme by end of March.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 15,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bath Bath BA2 7AY South West

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