Degrees and courses

IDD offers taught and research degrees that enable students to deepen their understanding of development issues. All our programmes are international in both focus and student body, and over the past six years we have welcomed students from 99 different countries.

What type of degree are you interested in?

Masters degrees (MSc / Graduate Diploma)

The International Development Department's updated range of taught on-campus Masters degrees offers highly flexible programmes with a wide choice of specialisms. These include Conflict and Security, Politics, Poverty Reduction and Aid Management.

All campus based programmes at IDD offers some form of field visit or practical attachment as part of its structure. These are designed to give you guided, first-hand experience of the concepts studied, in addition to valuable work experience.

Masters degrees by distance learning

Study from anywhere in the world with practitioners in government, civil society and the private sector, as well as with people new to development.

Doctoral research degrees (PhD / MPhil)

The International Development Department (IDD) is committed to encouraging new thinking in development and public management. Studying for a degree by research with us means being part of an active research and practitioner community that will support you in accomplishing your academic goals. PhD doctoral research profiles.

Undergraduate modules

IDD does not offer any undergraduate degrees but we do offers module outside the main discipline (MOMD), a module in a subject which would not normally be part of your main degree programme, but which you may take, for credit, as part of your study. Our modules are open to students from a wide range of subjects and disciplines.

IDD has a dedicated Postgraduate Office to provide support to on-campus students and a dedicated Distance Learning Office to support distance learning students. IDD staff are also available to students by email and in person as much as possible.