Masters degrees

The International Development Department (IDD) offers three main programmes of study with a number of pathways giving you a wide range of options to address your specific needs and interests. We provide flexible programmes and a wide choice of modules. IDD also offers two distance learning programmes and a joint degree with the School of Education.

IDD's programmes reflect changing demands for skills and knowledge in development and maintain IDD graduates’ high level of employability.

Development Management

International Development

Public Administration

Distance learning

Other related degrees

The College offers an MA Social Research, which forms the basis for all doctoral student methods training.


Gain first-hand experience of development concepts plus valuable work experience without additional costs. All of IDD’s on-campus taught Masters programmes enable students either to carry out individual fieldwork in a country and on a topic of their choice or to take part in an organised study visit. Funding for this overseas study is included in the programme fee.

Why study with us?

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

Each programme is taught by a team of multi-disciplinary specialists who work closely with students to address individual interests and concerns. Every student is allocated an academic tutor to support them in their academic progress throughout the year. The department has a long history of teaching students from across the world, and recent students have come from 99 different countries and a wide variety of professional and academic backgrounds.


Alumni Profile

Distance Learning