MA International Development Management

University of Bradford, Faculty of Social and International Studies

Program Description

MA International Development Management

University of Bradford, Faculty of Social and International Studies

MA International Development Management

This MA degree provides a very good combination of knowledge and understanding of both development theory and development policy. It prepares you for a professional career in international development including in NGOs and civil society institutions.


This degree is at the cutting edge of development theory, policy and management. It 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.

The objectives of the course are to provide an integrated, cross-disciplinary framework for the postgraduate study of development. The unifying focus of the course is the analysis of strategies for overcoming poverty. Students will gain knowledge of different development paradigms and an awareness of their evolution. Students are encouraged to develop comparative perspectives (between different regions/countries, disciplinary approaches, schools of thought) and through individual study, seminars and written assignments to develop their knowledge and critical and analytical skills in this field.

Entry Requirements

A typical application would include a good Honours degree or equivalent. However the University welcomes applications from all potential students regardless of their previous academic experience; offers are made following detailed consideration of each individual application.

Level of English Required

IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent

Fees & Finance

Tuition Fee is £4,900 per course for UK domiciled students

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Aug. 2017
4,900 GBP
Start date Aug. 2017
United Kingdom Bradford, England
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