MSc Applied International Development

Applied International Development at the University of Reading

Study the theory and practice of international and community development

Programme provides: This programme links theory, policy and practice for effective international and community development. You will develop an interdisciplinary understanding of the complex factors which influence the effectiveness of planned interventions, and an understanding of the conceptual and theoretical frameworks for the analysis of social change brought about by planned development interventions.

This Masters programme provides:

  • interdisciplinary coverage of development challenges at a variety of levels (global, international, regional, national and community).
  • professional competence in the design, implementation and critical evaluation of applied development interventions.
  • An opportunity to study a specialism pathway to focus learning, connecting theory, policy and practice.

Programme specification:

For details of the core modules and structure of the degree, please download the programme specification. Please note, the program specification is subject to change. If you have any questions about changes, please contact the program director.

For a list of optional modules that may be available to you, please look here.

For a list of all of our degrees, and information about study within GIIDAE, please see our brochure.


Why study at Reading


Reasons for studying at GIIDAE

Renowned for our social and friendly atmosphere where student and staff interaction is paramount; we provide a supportive learning environment that welcomes students from around the world.

Our diversity is our strength as we cover a broad variety of topics with everything from Agricultural Economics, to Food Security and International Development.

The ability to choose modules from a wide range within the School and across the University allows you to tailor your programme to meet your interests and career aspirations.

We offer excellent opportunities for professional networking, with the option of placement experiences in the UK and overseas.

Our programmes add value to your personal and professional development as we connect the theory, practice and policy.

Our Masters students rated their experience with us at 91% satisfaction overall, so you can be sure your experience with be a good one.

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