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The University of Birmingham

Development Policy and Politics

Edgbaston Campus
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Rank: 5 (UKEAS)

Location: Edgbaston Campus

Website: www.birmingham.ac.uk

Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/09/01

Duration: 12 months


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Description

University of Birmingham has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

The notion that “politics matters” has increasingly become the mantra of development policy-makers and practitioners as well as development scholars - and there is now a growing recognition that international development is inherently political. Development agencies want staff trained in political economy analysis skills while academics and governments now focus more than ever on the political underpinnings of global development challenges.This MSc makes a direct link between academic and practical policy approaches to international development, with an emphasis on exploring and understanding the politics of developing countries and the relationship between politics and development. Issues examined include: the impact of political systems, governance and political actors on developmental successes and failures; the relationships between global, regional, national and local organisations, networks and institutions and the driving of developmental change and the politics of aid and international donors.The programme is designed for recent graduates preparing to work in international development and for professionals working for NGOs, donor agencies or development projects.

Requirements

Entry requirements

An upper second-class Honours degree or equivalent from an approved university or an equivalent professional qualification in a relevant field (the equivalent US Grade Point Average is 3.0) or; A lower second-class Honours degree from an approved university with excellent work experience. Adequate capacity in written and spoken English. Degrees from all disciplines are considered and a candidate's work experience can also be taken into consideration.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 7.0 (All over 6.5)


Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for The University of Birmingham.

About this university

International students

The International Students Advisory Service (ISAS) is available for all international students attending the university to provide support and advice across a number of areas. These include matters such as visas and immigration, living and working in the UK and workshops for students outside the classroom. They are also available to help with matters such as students bringing families with them and organising social events around the country to make the most of their time in Birmingham. The University of Birmingham Guild of Students is the students union of the university, which has its origins in the guild of undergraduates dating back to the 1870s. It supports some 180 clubs and societies across a range of subjects and interests from sports and arts to volunteering as well as representing students in various ways. The university ranks in the top five in the BUCS league of British universities.

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