We offer six international development programmes, covering a diverse range of topics that include applied development, agriculture, climate change, communication for development, environmental change, and food security.
MSc Applied International Development
This programme links theory, policy and practice for effective international and community development.
Develop an interdisciplinary understanding of the complex factors that influence the effectiveness of planned interventions, along with an understanding of the conceptual and theoretical frameworks for the analysis of social change brought about by planned development interventions.
MSc Agriculture and Development
Examine how agriculture may address the global challenges and opportunities of agricultural intensification and environmental sustainability, particularly in developing countries.
This flexible programme also offers a horticulture pathway.
MSc Environment, Climate Change and Development
Climate change has far-reaching economic and social implications; generating debates at global, national and regional levels. Become part of the solution by learning how you can support individual and social change to tackle environmental challenges through the creation of more effective and dynamic development policies and programmes.
MSc Communication for Development
Rapid changes in the communication landscape – changing technologies, communication processes and communication opportunities – offer new ways to understand and improve how we address livelihoods, poverty reduction and community development.
Understand how communication can support individual and social change, leading to more effective and dynamic development policy and programmes.
MSc Development Finance
Explore the key issues and challenges in the provision of finance for economic development in developing countries.
You'll cover analysis of financial markets in emerging economies, financial sector reform, and policies and institutions to promote financial inclusion.
MSc Food Security and Development
This programme will prepare you for a career in the international food security and development sectors.
Gain a multi-disciplinary understanding of the structure and operation of food systems in developing countries and how these systems interact with human development policies and interventions at international, national and local levels.
Scholarships are available for master's students enrolling in 2022, some offered directly by the University and others allocated by external funding bodies. In order to apply, a candidate must have received an offer of admission to one of our participating master's courses.
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Scholarships offered by the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development
The Graduate Institute of International Development, Agriculture and Economics (GIIDAE) – part of the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development – offers a diverse range of scholarships to candidates who have received an offer to study a GIIDAE programme.
Why study with us?
How you'll study
Develop your knowledge and skills through a blend of theoretical study and practical experience. You'll learn in an interdisciplinary environment that prepares you for the challenges faced by global communities and businesses.