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

Blog: Prizes for local government: Latin America or England?

Blog: Prizes for local government: Latin America or England?
Description
Written by Dr Andrew Nickson. Last week I was in Panama City to deliver the inaugural address at the 2nd Latin American seminar on good practices in municipal management. My topic was the challenges of sub-national governance in the region, after thirty years during which local political democracy has gradually become the norm, accompanied by a growing share of fiscal revenue devolved to local government.
Date:
Monday 22nd June 2015

Why the UK doesn't mind if aid boosts military spending

Why the UK doesn't mind if aid boosts military spending
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Written by Dr Jonathan Fisher. It's not a surprise that development aid frees up money for countries to spend on defence budgets. Why is the UK so shocked by its own policies?
Date:
Friday 19th June 2015

Reforming FIFA: what can we learn from experience with (other) corrupt autocrats?

Reforming FIFA: what can we learn from experience with (other) corrupt autocrats?
Description
Written by Paul Jackson and Heather Marquette. Acres (how many football pitches-worth, we wonder) have been written about the footballing earthquake that followed the arrest of several FIFA officials and the melodramatic end of Sepp Blatter's reign. But here's another angle.
Date:
Friday 12th June 2015

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

Central African Republic takes a small step towards peace – but a leap is what's needed
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Written by Professor Paul Jackson. The CAR is a phantom state that has barely existed for years. Even with a ten-way peace deal now signed, what future does it have?
Date:
Wednesday 3rd June 2015

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

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