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Course summary

The Global Development MA offers you an interdisciplinary, practical, skill-based training to become a competent, ethical development practitioner upon graduation. The programme is structured around three interrelated knowledge areas: development, social justice and sustainability. You’ll learn from four interrelated academic disciplines including political economy, political sociology, international relations and human geography. Through a selection of core and optional modules on the programme, you’ll cover the fundamental aspects of development theory, identify key issues facing global development, and learn the ethical, political and practical considerations for selecting the approaches to address the challenges.You’ll receive advanced training in research methods and analytical skills, combined with practical skill-based training on problem-solving, collaborative work, and policy analysis. In addition to classroom teaching, you’ll also take field trips and visits, and interact with professionals in the development sector, applying your knowledge and skills in real-world contexts. This will give valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities associated with global development, and the opportunity to build networks whilst learning. The course team are committed to offering you a transformational learning experience. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of the theories and concepts underlying the ethics, politics and economics of sustainable global development, as well as develop various graduate attributes, professional learning outcomes, key transferable skills and personal progression.


Entry requirements

A minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2). Relevant degree disciplines include business studies, economics, geography, management, and operation research. However, students with qualifications in other disciplines such as engineering, environmental sciences, the humanities and languages are also encouraged to apply. Exceptionally, non-graduates with significant practitioner experience (4 years) of marketing management will be admitted. If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.5 in writing and no element below 6.0. Applicants are required to submit one reference.


Fees and funding

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Global Development at University of Westminster, London - UCAS