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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school


International Development

APPLY NOW FOR 2019 ENTRY     Application Deadline: 15th August 2019

There is a long history of critical and applied engagement with international development at the University of Edinburgh, today exemplified by the work of the Global Development Academy.

Our new MSc in International Development via online distance learning is a great addition to our portfolio of world-leading postgraduate study and research in this area.

This new online MSc in International Development offers students an unparalleled opportunity to deepen their understanding and engagement with the most pressing challenges confronting people, communities and institutions in the Global South. What are the processes that have shaped poverty and inequality across the world – as well as the responses to them? How do they differ across international, national, and local contexts? This programme builds and strengthens critical skills for analysing these development processes and inequities, exploring development issues in a range of different social, historical and political contexts. It aims to provide you with a rigorous multi-disciplinary grounding in major debates, theories and critical concepts as well as proficiency in applying these to investigate contemporary development challenges, policy processes, and initiatives.

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