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MA in International Development

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.

Essential Information

Duration: Full time: 1 year. Part time: 2 years

Entry Requirements: 2:i degree (or equivalent) in Politics and International Studies or a closely related subject (however, all serious applications from other disciplines will be considered); a strong personal statement

English Language: IELTS band B

Location of Study: University of Warwick

Course fees
Full time:
Home/EU: £11,380 per year
Overseas: £18,625 per year
Part time: (Part time fees are charged over first 2 years of study)
Home/EU: £5,690 per year
Overseas: £9,313 per year

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