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Poverty and Development MSc

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements: Applicants should have a good first degree (minimum 2:1 or equivalent). Admission of candidates who do not meet this criterion may be approved if satisfactory evidence of postgraduate study, research or professional experience can be provided.
  • Academic Title
    Poverty and Development MSc
  • Course description
    Course description
    An intellectually challenging and policy-relevant programme of study into issues of poverty analysis and poverty reduction. Students will take two specific, multi-disciplinary courses on poverty, plus two over-arching core courses in either economic or social development. Four optional courses plus the dissertation complete the programme.

    Additional course information
    Poverty, Poverty reduction, Development, Inequality, Social protection, Livelihoods.

    Module details

    Core Modules 

    -Perspectives on Development or Economic Development
    -Development Research
    -The International Poverty Agenda
    -Putting Poverty in Context

    Optional Modules

    -MDGS and the Anthropology of Development
    -Social Development: Analysis and Policy
    -Planning and Managing Development
    -Politics and Development
    -Diverse Urbanisms
    -Critical Issue in Urban Inequality
    -Civil Society and Public Action
    -Micro Finance
    -Comparative Social Policy
    -Environment and Development
    -Reconstruction and Development
    -Issues in Development Finance
    -Trade Policy and Development
    -Growth, Development and Economic Transformation
    -Microeconomic Theory
    -Macroeconomic Policy for Development
    -Introduction to Econometrics
    -Poverty, Government Policy and Inequality in LDCs

    Career opportunities
    IDPM has a large and diverse postgraduate population, including a large number of students from outside the UK (85% of our students are drawn from outside the UK, particularly from Africa, Asia and Western Europe, but also reaching out to Latin America, the Middle East, North America and the Pacific). Many of our alumni have gone on to prestigious careers in the public service or in the NGO/charitable and private sectors, as policy officers, managers, consultants or development practitioners - while others have pursued further academic study leading to a PhD and academic careers. Since its foundation, IDPM has trained over 7000 individuals from 170 different countries.         

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