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Career opportunities

Whether you plan to work or continue working with communities, charities, businesses, policy-makers, or researchers, the MSc in International Development is your stepping stone to a critically engaged and research-informed career. Past students of our online programmes (Global Development Challenges and Africa and International Development) have gone on to secure competitive jobs in government and diplomacy, top international organisations and NGOs, policy making, research (including PhD programmes), and the private sector all around the world in Europe, Africa, America, and in Asia and the Pacific.

Previous graduates of our on-campus MSc International Development can be found around the world - in government ministries, development consultancies, financial institutions, as well as in campaign groups, social enterprises and NGOs. Others have used the programme as a pathway into our PhD in International Development and have gone on to develop their specialist knowledge through their PhD thesis.

The programme combines a strong core curriculum with the flexibility to develop individual interests towards specialist expertise. With its combination of practitioners’ and researchers’ courses, including a research dissertation, it is perfectly suited to both policy/practice- and research-oriented students.

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