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MA in International Development

Duration: Full-time: 1 year, Part-time: 2 years

Min. entry requirements: 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Political Science or a related degree. In other cases it may be possible to apply for the Diploma with a view to upgrading to the MA subject to successfully meeting the assessment criteria in the first two terms

English Language: IELTS 7.0, Band B

This MA allows you to explore important and big questions about international development: What is the relationship between inequality, political instability and economic development? Why does poverty persist in a world of plenty? What new configurations of power have emerged in a globalised society? Are all people in the countries of the global South able to respond and take advantage of these new configurations?

Theoretical work and empirical work are not separate exercises. Practical problems stimulate theory construction, and theories inform the ways that we handle substantive issues. Theory that lacks bearing on practice is irrelevant. Action that lacks theoretical clarity and coherence is confused and ineffective. So, during the course you will write policy papers, organise and participate in a student-led conference and lead seminars as part of your assessment.

You will learn through guided research and direct input from leading development researchers and practitioners. You will have the opportunity to complete an internship with a development INGO. Our alumni consistently secure graduate- and professional-level jobs soon after graduation in a variety of sectors. International Development alumni destinations include the UN Relief and Works Agency, Barclays, and local government.

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Entry Requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Political Science or a related degree. In other cases it may be possible to apply for the diploma with a view to upgrading to the MA subject to a satisfactory performance.

Please note that Diploma entry is not available on the Double Degrees.

English Language Requirements

Band B, IELTS 7.0

Application
Applications should be made online at: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/studymasters

For UK or EU applicants there are no deadlines for applications, however places on taught courses are limited, so you should submit your application as early as possible.

International applicants who require a student visa will need to leave plenty of time for this process. For this reason, international applicants must submit their application by 31 July for courses that begin in September.

Other departments will have earlier deadlines so please check before applying.

(2015/16 fees)

Home/EU
Full-time: £10,840
Part-time: £5,420 (not available for Double Masters degrees)

Overseas
Full-time: £17,740
Part-time: £4,435 (not available for Double Masters degrees)

Funding

A number of departmental funding opportunities are available. Please contact the Departmental Postgraduate Office for more information (paispg@warwick.ac.uk). Details of other funding opportunities, including ESRC funding, are available on the Graduate School website