University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

International Development

This course engages with the challenges of international development in today's complex world. You'll develop skills and knowledge relating to development research and practice. The course includes a 10-day field class currently in Galapagos, Nepal and Tanzania, which provides hands-on experience of research.

Entry requirements

MA: At least a 2:1 undergraduate degree in a social sciences or arts and humanities subject. Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules Ideas and Practice in International Development; Research Design and Methods in International Development; Professional Skills for Development; Dissertation with Placement; International Development Field Class, currently in either Kenya or Nepal. Examples of optional modules Understanding Environmental Change; Data, Visualisation and GIS; Key Issues in Environment and Development; Living with Climate Change in the Global South; The Political Economy of Natural Resource-led Development in the Global South; Key Issues in Global Public Health; Epidemiology; Using Policy to Strengthen Health Systems; Cities of Diversity; Cities of 'the South': planning for informality.

Assessment methods

Assessment is on your coursework assignments, project work and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

A number of departmental bursaries are available for masters students. Further funding may be available. Please contact us for details.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 9,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 9,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 9,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 9,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 21,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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