International Development PracticeUniversity of St Andrews
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Rank: 3 (The Complete University Guide)
Location: University of St Andrews
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2021/09/01
Duration: 12 months
Intl fees: £23090
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University of St Andrews has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
The MSc in International Development Practice explores the theoretical and practical aspects of international development work. You will develop an interdisciplinary understanding of development questions and concepts as well as learn applied skills needed for development careers.Highlights
- Aimed at students intending to follow a career in international development.
- Introduces key questions and concepts in development studies, providing a comprehensive overview of the field.
- Explores development practice and applied skills needed in development roles and research projects may be undertaken with a development organisation.
- Interdisciplinary character allows you to use ideas from different disciplines to illuminate your studies.
- Integrated training programme connects your academic learning with the development of professional competencies that enhance employability.
- The MSc in International Development Practice is distinguished by its emphasis on practical skills which will be of particular value if you are looking to develop a career in international development.
A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in Computer Science, or strongly related discipline is required. If you studied your first degree outside the UK, please see the university's international entry requirements.
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About this university
Some 45% of student come from outside the UK with one-eighth coming from other EU countries and around 15% from North America. Within the Student Services department can be found the International Student Advisors who help non-UK students with matters such as immigration and visas as well as support to learn English. They are also on hand to assist with matters concerning living in the UK and working while studying at St Andrews. Student life comes under the organisation of the University of St Andrews Student Association, which was founded in 1885 and it made up of the Studentsâ€™ Representative Council and the Studentsâ€™ Union Council as well as nine sub-committees for the various interests. There are over 140 student societies to become involved with including the Union Debating Society, which holds weekly public debates in the Lower Parliament Hall and is often visited by notable speakers. Student media also has strong traditions in the university with two newspapers and other student run publications, a radio station and independent websites. The Music Society organises the many student run musical groups including the symphony orchestra and chorus. One of the oldest groups is the Madrigal Group that performs an annual concert each year as well as a summer tour. In sports, there are around 60 different clubs under the Athletic Union including the Rugby Football Club that played a key role in the development of a number of international players.