University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

International Development (Environment, Sustainability and Politics)

With international concern escalating as a result of climate change, food price increases and land grabbing, the environmental challenges facing those living in the developing world become ever more complex, multifaceted and immediate. This pathway will enable students to explore the antagonisms and opportunities between environmental sustainability, development and local/national interests in decision making processes. Power and politics at all levels, from local to global, influences environmental conditions and livelihood outcomes. The programme does not assume any prior knowledge of environment, development or politics. The knowledge and skills gained in the programme will equip graduates for jobs in international, national and local government and non-governmental organizations, think tanks and consultancies.

Entry requirements

MSc: An Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent from an approved university or an equivalent professional qualification in a relevant field (the equivalent US Grade Point Average is 3.0) or a Lower 2nd Class Honours degree from an approved university with excellent work experience. Adequate capacity in written and spoken English. Degrees from all disciplines are considered and a candidate's work experience can also be taken into consideration. Graduate Diploma: A Lower 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent from an approved university or an equivalent professional qualification in a relevant field is normally required. However, work experience can also be taken into consideration. Adequate capacity in written and spoken English.

Course modules

The programme has 3 20 credit core modules: critical approaches to development (IDD); global environmental governance (POLSIS); transforming development for sustainability (IDD). Students take a further 60 taught credits. Both IDD and POLSIS have a wide range of options available, including: the politics of global climate change; introduction to development projects; development politics. Students also complete a 60 credit dissertation, which may be undertaken with individual fieldwork.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,650 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,650 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,850 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,650 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,650 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,650 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,825 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,825 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,825 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,825 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,825 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
Graduate Diploma Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
Graduate Diploma Full-time September 2016 - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5034