International Development Department (IDD)

New International Development masters degree in Environment, Sustainability and PoliticsMasters degrees with FieldworkDoing development differently: can it be managed? - 02 April 2015Masters Degrees 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

Ghana's democracy is driving great progress in health and education

Ghana's democracy is driving great progress in health and education
Description
Written by Alina Rocha Menocal, a senior research fellow at the Developmental Leadership Program. Despite weaknesses in accountability, Ghana's newly established political system has overseen dramatic improvements in basic services.
Date:
Thursday 19th March 2015

He's back – but the power struggle around Vladimir Putin continues behind the scenes

He's back – but the power struggle around Vladimir Putin continues behind the scenes
Description
Written by Dr Adrian Campbell. The apparent disappearance of Russian president Vladimir Putin between March 5 and 16 provoked a festival of Kremlinological speculation on a scale not seen since the temporary ousting of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in the abortive coup of 1991.
Date:
Thursday 19th March 2015

News from the GSDRC

News from the GSDRC
Description
The Governance and Social Development Resource Centre's (GSDRC) new series of Professional Development Reading Packs provides thought-provoking introductions to key issues by international experts.
Date:
Monday 16th March 2015

DLP Annual Conference 2015: The Politics of Inequality

DLP Annual Conference 2015: The Politics of Inequality
Description
On Thursday 12 February 2015, the Developmental Leadership Program (DLP) held its 2015 Annual Conference on the theme of the politics of inequality, at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
Monday 16th March 2015

Students gain experience through conflict simulation

Students gain experience through conflict simulation
Description
In March 2015, IDD, in collaboration with Responding to Conflict – a Birmingham-based NGO working on conflict resolution – ran a full day conflict simulation for the students of the module Conflict, Humanitarian Aid and Social Reconstruction.
Date:
Monday 16th March 2015

Latest events

Workshop on 'Doing development differently: can it be managed?'

Date
Thursday 2nd April 2015
Description
Join international policymakers, practitioners and scholars on 02 April 2015, including Professor Richard Batley, Dr Eleanor Chowns and Sumedh Rao from IDD, to explore how to support changed approaches to development.
To boldly go: Research and risk-aversion in conflict-affected societies

To boldly go: Research and risk-aversion in conflict-affected societies

Date
Thursday 16th April 2015
Description
Speaker: Dr Suda Perera, Developmental Leadership Program

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