Find out about how we'll be delivering our courses in 2020.
Start date: September 2021
Study the theory and practice of international and community development with this MSc Applied International Development course.
The University of Reading is the highest-ranking UK University for Agriculture and Forestry and is ranked 9th in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020- Agriculture & Forestry.) We are the only UK University in the top 50.
This course, which is suitable for graduates from any discipline, allows you to design your own programme based on your personal and professional interests through your choice of study pathway. These include:
- Agricultural and Social Development
- Social Policy and Sustainable Livelihoods
- Development Policy and Planning
- Social and Economic Development
- Law and Development
You also have the option of selecting modules outside the pathways and you will receive guidance from the programme coordinators at the start of the year about your choice of modules and pathway to ensure that the course fully reflects your learning needs and career aspirations.
On this programme you will:
- gain awareness of the theoretical frameworks for the analysis of social change brought about by planned development interventions
- explore development issues from the international to community levels
- apply the analysis of development with policy and practice.
As a member of the School's Graduate Institute of International Development, Agriculture and Economics (GIIDAE), you will also have the option of undertaking a placement during the summer period.
In addition to the MSc course, we also offer Applied International Development as a PG Diploma or PG Certificate, with the full-time option delivered over six months and the part-time option over two periods of six months.
As a School, we are committed to empowering change through our teaching and research, with our academics working to tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues across their respective fields of expertise. Our mission is to make a difference in the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, so we offer a diverse range of modules giving you the knowledge and skills that will enable you as an individual to have an impact and be part of global change, whatever your chosen pathway.
GIIDAE has an active scholarship programme. For more information about the scholarships, bursaries and other sources of funding available, please visit the GIIDAE website.
To learn more about postgraduate study in the School, please see the GIIDAE brochure.