Postgraduate study

International Development

Find out more and register for the Global Challenges session at the Online Learning Open Day on 31 May 2017.

About this session


Start time End time Session title
12:00 13:00 Global Challenges
Host: Dr Hazel Gray (Programme Director, MSc Global Challenges & PgCert Global Development Challenges)

Format: A PowerPoint presentation followed by a question-and-answer session with Hazel; Dr Liz Grant (Programme Director, PgCert Global Health Challenges); and Dr Calum MacLeod (Programme Director, PgCert Global Environment Challenges)


Students looking over terraced planting

The challenge of how seven billion can live well on one planet can only be understood and tackled effectively by taking multiple perspectives and drawing on a range of disciplines.

The MSc Global Challenges is awarded following successful completion of three online, part-time Postgraduate Certificate programmes, each of which takes a multidisciplinary approach to global challenges from its own distinct perspective.

Studying all three Postgraduate Certificates gives you a comprehensive insight into the global challenges and develops and broadens your skills and knowledge to tackle them effectively. As you progress through the programme you will integrate your learning from each certificate you study, adding depth and richness to your experience.

The three Postgraduate Certificates that make up the MSc are:

  • PgCert Global Development Challenges;
  • PgCert Global Environmental Challenges; and
  • PgCert Global Health Challenges

The presentation will first focus on the structure of the MSc programme and its mode of study. It will then address who this programme is especially suited for, and talk about career progression of our graduates. Each Programme Director will present their own Certficate and describe its courses. Questions will then be taken.

Student services and admissions sessions

You may also be interested in joining some of our general student services and admissions sessions.

Start time End time Session title
09:00 10:00 Online distance learning: what is it like to study online? (repeated at 15:00)
09:30 10:30 Careers Service: support for postgraduates (repeated at 17:00)
10:00 11:00 How to pay your tuition fees
11:00 12:00 Ask our students panel session
12:00 12:30 English Language Education – supporting international students
13:00 14:00 Applying: how to make an effective postgraduate application
17:00 18:00 Careers Service: support for postgraduates (repeat of 09:30 session)
18:00 19:00 Ask our students panel session


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