Postgraduate Taught Opportunities
Postgraduate Taught students interested in facets of Global Development have a range of multi-disciplinary programmes from which to choose.
International Development teaching within the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development is housed within the Graduate Institute for International Development and Applied Economics (GIIDAE). GIIDAE is an established centre with excellence in postgraduate teaching that offers 10 taught Masters programmes. On joining us you will benefit from internationally recognised teaching and research expertise within the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, where GIIDAE is located.
Postgraduate programmes with links to Global Development are also on offer in other schools.
Global Crisis, Conflict and Disaster Management (School of Law and School of Agriculture, Policy and Development)
LLM Human Rights (School of Law)
MRes in Human Geography (School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Sciences)
MA in Public Policy (with specialist pathways: Global and Regional Governance and Institutions; Security and Rights in the Modern World; International Development and Emerging Markets; Sustainable Environments and Welfare and social policy)
MSc in Economics (which offers the opportunity to specialise in development economics)
Postgraduate Research Opportunities
Students interested in pursuing Post Graduate Research in Development Studies can apply for a PhD in the School of Agriculture, Policy, and Development. You will join the International and Rural Development (IRD) cluster, and an overall community of around one hundred PGR students in the school. Most PGR students in IRD include a period of overseas fieldwork during their PhD, and their supervisors have extensive experience of living and working overseas. You will have the opportunity to take a number of post-graduate level modules specifically tailored to your research and training needs, from the extensive range of modules provided by Giidae, the School's Graduate Institute of International Development and Applied Economics.
Research in the School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Sciences analyses the interaction of human and physical environments across a range of temporal and spatial scales, encompassing the natural, built and social worlds. It focuses on addressing critical 21st century challenges around human communities and their interactions with the environment within an increasingly globalised world. Prospective candidates can learn about and address key development issues at home and abroad, such as the social and economic impact of development in the UK, national and global governance of climate change, environment and sustainability, and globalisation, livelihoods and inequality in Africa.
There is a vibrant doctoral research community in Global Law At Reading covering international law, human rights, international development law, international economic law and EU Law. Members of the GLAR academic team conduct transdisciplinary, world-leading research, and have strong links with Global Development researchers from other departments. Whether you are interested in conducting research on, for example, development and socio-economic rights, EU law, or aspects of the conflict and development interface you will find support at GLAR and the Global Development Division.
The PhD programme in Economics is an established ESRC-accredited programme that develops a critical understanding of the core fields within economics, whilst focusing on a chosen area of specialisation such as Development Studies. Many academics within the department research in the field of development economics, including on a variety of issues that are particularly important in developing countries such as inequality, gender, violence against women, industrialisation and growth, formation of risk preferences, child health and subjective well-being. Graduates from the department have taken on a wide range of roles - as senior executives and managers, economists, and as policy makers and academics - working for leading international universities, governments and across the public and private sectors.