Select your programme and preferred start date to begin your application.
This programme is designed for those with an interest in international development who wish to develop analytical and theoretical skills along with an in-depth knowledge of development issues in the African continent.
For full details, please see the programme website:
The academic entry requirement is a UK Bachelor Honours degree with at least 2:1 or its international equivalent.
An official transcript and certificate (if the degree has been awarded) is required upon application. References are not required upon initial application but may be requested at a later stage in the application process.
Where work experience is taken into consideration, an up-to-date CV and work reference is required.
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements.
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English.
Detailed advice for international students is available here:
International development in Africa raises a complex set of issues. In this programme, you’ll draw on our Centre of African Studies’ long-standing reputation as a global hub of Africanist expertise to develop a deeper understanding of these issues. You will also draw on the University’s cross-disciplinary expertise on development through the Global Development Academy.
Suitable for both students and professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds, this programme combines theory and practice in seeking to contextualise and analyse the processes that have shaped poverty and underdevelopment in Africa, and the many responses to these issues.
The masters programme offers the option of an eight-week internship with global and Scottish organisations, as part of a project of your choosing.
Three courses of this programme can be studied through online distance learning.
This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Development Academy.
For the PgCert you will study three courses over nine months. The courses are taught using a range of innovative interactive teaching methods.
When you have completed the postgraduate certificate you will:
A qualification in Africa and International Development offers a multi-disciplinary grasp of issues that will be of use when pursuing a career in development agencies, consultancy, the public sector and non-governmental organisations.
In addition, you will develop a range of transferable skills, such as communication and project management, which can be applied to roles in any field.
Please see Scholarships and Student Funding Services for information about funding opportunities:
This article was published on Aug 21, 2013