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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: Ebola - where are the governments?

Blog: Ebola - where are the governments?
Description
Written by Dr Andrew Nickson. The terrible Ebola tragedy has spawned massive coverage in the world's media of Sierra Leone and Liberia – with harrowing images of victims, relatives, health workers, doctors, and aid agency staff. Yet one key 'stakeholder' in the fight against Ebola has been notably missing from this coverage – the government of both countries. Most of us would be hard pressed to name the presidents of either country* as they have been almost invisible, and the same goes for their respective health ministers.
Date:
Friday 21st November 2014

IDD Guest seminar podcast: The Green State in Africa: Environmental politics, climate change and social movements

IDD Guest seminar podcast: The Green State in Africa: Environmental politics, climate change and social movements
Description
Speaker: Carl Death, University of Manchester.
Date:
Thursday 20th November 2014

Call for papers: DLP conference on the politics of inequality

Call for papers: DLP conference on the politics of inequality
Description
The 2015 Developmental Leadership Program Annual Conference will bring together the latest thinking on the politics of inequality.
Date:
Monday 17th November 2014

Creating tomorrow's leading social scientists

Creating tomorrow's leading social scientists
Description
The Birmingham Doctoral Training Centre is one of only 21 across the UK to be accredited by the ESRC. It has 22 ESRC scholarships to fund doctoral research starting in 2015.
Date:
Monday 17th November 2014

Fixing aid: we can't turn off the tap at the first sign of corruption

Fixing aid: we can't turn off the tap at the first sign of corruption
Description
Written by Dr Heather Marquette. Over the past 15 years, those working in aid have changed the way they talk about corruption. Detecting and measuring corruption when money is sent overseas has become a hot topic since the United Nations...
Date:
Tuesday 11th November 2014

Latest events

Using aid as a sanctioning device: The case of budget support suspensions?

Using aid as a sanctioning device: The case of budget support suspensions?

Date
Thursday 4th December 2014
Description
Speaker: Dr Nadia Molenaers, Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp.

Developmental Leadership Program Annual Conference 2015

Date
Thursday 12th February 2015
Description
This year's DLP conference will bring together the latest and best thinking on the politics of inequality. Conference papers will address how politics actively creates, maintains, or challenges inequalities – as well as ask which inequalities and why. Who are the relevant actors and the social structures? How do power, norms, and ideas serve to sustain inequalities, or can work to reduce them? What is the role of leadership in both perpetuating and alleviating inequalities? In short, the politics of inequalities and the inequalities of politics.

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