University of Bradford

University of Bradford

International Development Management

This course provides students with the critical and analytical skills to enable them to operate effectively in international development environments. Covering macro and micro level perspectives, the course offers rich insights into the challenges of contemporary development theory, policy and management. The course is structured around the compulsory core modules of International Development Theory and International Development Policy, with flexibility built in through the optional course units chosen by students to meet their own objectives and interests.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree in social science subject normally required; degree is designed for professionals in governments, non-governmental organisations, international development agencies, public and private enterprises, and those who have an interest in public action for development, civil servants and academics; relevant work experience may be taken into account; for candidates whose 1st language is not English, IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 (220 computer-based TOEFL) required.

Course modules

Core course: issues in development theory; issues in development policy; plus additional option courses, and a dissertation; course provides students with the conceptual framework for the analysis of policy through analysing ideas about neoliberalism, globalisation, the role of states, markets and civil society, post- and alternative development; also considers various approaches to promoting pro-poor growth including supporting sustainable livelihoods, participation, building social capital, gender equality, empowerment, infrastructure and services, environment and conservation.

Assessment methods


Sponsorship information

Recognised by ESRC for pool awards; overseas students tend to be funded by the British Council, World Bank, European Union, employer and other aid organisations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,900 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 13,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bradford Bradford BD7 1DP Yorkshire and the Humber

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