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Rank: 5 (UKEAS)
Location: Main Site
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2021/09/01
Duration: 12 months
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The University of Birmingham evaluation:
14.1 : 1
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This programme allows you to explore in depth the challenges facing developing and developed countries in the fight against global poverty, as well as to understand the promise and problems of proposed approaches to poverty reduction. Issues covered include: theories and history of development; changing approaches to poverty reduction; practical policy, programme and research skills.The International Development Department is well-regarded internationally by sponsors, donor agencies, governments and NGOs. Study with us to benefit from:
- Expertise in key issues and skills valued by employers
- A vibrant, welcoming community
- Individual overseas fieldwork or study visit included in fees (on-campus programmes)
- Flexible programmes and a wide choice of modules (part-time students also welcome)
- A diverse and international student body
- Strong support in study and English language skills
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. Find out more about on international entry requirements; Degrees from all disciplines are considered and a candidate's work experience can also be taken into consideration.
IELTS: 7.0 (All over 6.5)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for The University of Birmingham.
About this university
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.