International Development Department (IDD)

New International Development masters degree in Environment, Sustainability and PoliticsMasters degrees with FieldworkDevelopment Management by Distance LearningStudy a PhD by Distance Learning in the School of Government and Society

Poverty reduction, security, climate change and governance are critical issues for the 21st Century. Study with us to gain the skills and knowledge essential for working in international development.

Flexible programme design and individual fieldwork for the Masters dissertation (on-campus degrees) ensure that International Development Department (IDD) meets a wide range of students’ interests.

Masters degrees

Masters degrees

Our range of taught on-campus Masters degrees offers highly flexible programmes with a wide choice of specialisms.

Masters degrees with fieldwork

MSc by distance learning

MSc 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.

Masters by distance learning

Doctoral research

Doctoral research

Our range of taught on-campus Masters degrees offers highly flexible programmes with a wide choice of specialisms.

Doctoral research

Latest news

Securing Sierra Leone, 1997-2013: Defence, Diplomacy and Development in Action

Securing Sierra Leone, 1997-2013: Defence, Diplomacy and Development in Action
Description
Professor Paul Jackson has recently co-authored a new book on Securing Sierra Leone, 1997–2013. Launched at RUSI in May 2015, the monograph examines the development and impact of security-sector reform on the state-building process in Sierra Leone.
Date:
Thursday 28th May 2015

CHASR: A Student's Insight

CHASR: A Student's Insight
Description
RTC has been collaborating with the International Development Department (IDD) for a number of years. Our Masters student, Jeffery Hamann, recounts his experience of taking part in an RTC-led conflict simulation exercise as part of his course. The simulation was conducted as a part of the IDD's CHASR (Conflict, Humanitarian Aid and Social Reconstruction) module.
Date:
Thursday 28th May 2015

Blog: Central African Republic takes a small step towards peace – but a leap is what's needed

Blog: Central African Republic takes a small step towards peace – but a leap is what's needed
Description
Written by Professor Paul Jackson. The signing of a major peace agreement by ten rebel groups in the Central African Republic is a welcome step towards peace after years of violent chaos.
Date:
Thursday 28th May 2015

Villagers front-line in the battle against Prosopis in Ethiopia

Villagers front-line in the battle against Prosopis in Ethiopia
Description
IDD PT MSc student and Business Development Manager at CABI Paul Rogers reports on his dissertation fieldwork in Ethiopia on CABI's invasive species blog.
Date:
Thursday 28th May 2015

Blog: As refugee crisis deepens, the world is losing patience with South Sudan

Blog: As refugee crisis deepens, the world is losing patience with South Sudan
Description
Written by Jonathan Fisher, lecturer in IDD. South Sudan has now been at war since 2013, with no end in sight. And while the two sides focus on defeating each other, the humanitarian situation on the ground is only deteriorating.
Date:
Thursday 28th May 2015

Latest events

Corruption and development

Corruption and development

Date
Monday 29th June 2015
Description
This public event will consider how international development actors can tackle corruption more effectively in the contexts where they work.

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