Global Development Challenges (Online Learning) at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS

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Course summary

This is a part-time, online programme taking a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the issues around international development and developing your capacity to address them. Delivered through online distance learning, this Postgraduate Certificate programme - which can be combined to form an MSc degree - offers you an innovative route to gaining understanding and skills to address the complex, interrelated problems facing the world today. The programme draws on the University’s best research and teaching to deliver a programme that is flexible, challenging and cutting edge in content, delivery and ambition. You’ll examine a variety of case studies to shed light on strategies for addressing some of the most pressing global challenges of our time. Issues covered by this programme include:

  • global governance
  • human rights
  • donor aid strategy
  • global health challenges
  • climate change impacts
  • ecosystem management
Online community Our students are part of a vibrant and growing online community at our prestigious School of Social and Political Science and the College for Humanities and Social Sciences. Through our innovative platform and learning activities, you will forge meaningful relationships with your peers and a range of academic colleagues linking you to other relevant online programmes, such as:
  • MSc International Development
  • MSc Global Health Policy


See our website for detailed programme information.

Entry requirements

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Global Development Challenges (Online Learning) at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS