University of Bath

University of Bath

International Development

The programme is designed for those wishing to pursue PhD research and those seeking to develop careers as policy analysts or applied researchers in international development.This MRes is accredited by the Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC), specifically, as part of the larger South West Doctoral Training Centre (SWDTC).

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent), or above, 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 components. References: 2 references are required.

Course modules

Core Units: international development and poverty; short and long research apprenticeship projects; quantitative methods 1; qualitative methods 1; principles and skills of social research; research skills and dissertation preparation; dissertation. Optional units: sociology and anthropology of development; policy theory and the politics of developing countries; comparative European social policy; globalisation 1: political sociology of globalisation; economics for international development; international policy analysis; quantitative methods 2; qualitative methods 2; critical issues in social development; management of development; international development extended essay; world politics, conflict, security and development; sustainable development livelihoods and wellbeing; wellbeing and human development 2 : development ethics; 1 of regional research specialisms (Africa, South America or South East Asia).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time - 1 years
MRes Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Telephone number: 
01225 386634