MA in International Development – starting Fall 2018
The MA in International Development at Richmond University promotes critical engagement with the contemporary practices of global development, as well as with the key theories and concepts. The programme is grounded in the recognition that development is inherently international, and inherently political: a concept that cannot be separated from core questions of global governance and from critical understandings of contemporary development practice.
International Development at Richmond ensures that students understand the history of international development from post-war modernization to the Sustainable Development Goals, with particular emphasis on building a conception of the impact of global governance on political and economic processes in the developing world. Students develop analytical and practical skills that facilitate continued learning in this dynamic field. Courses examine the inter-disciplinary literature on the subject and Spring semester electives allow students to pursue further specialised knowledge in an area of their choice.
Internships and Career Prospects
The MA in International Development prepares students for further graduate study in the discipline, or for careers in the demanding yet rewarding world of development intervention work – either in the field or through grant application work for leading development institutions such as DfID. The MA Programme also supports and works closely with Professors without Borders and in past years, students have worked closely with this exciting initiative.
The (optional) internship element of the MA gives students an opportunity to gain valuable experience in this area, with previous placements in countries such as Peru and South Africa.
Global Research and Networking Opportunities
In addition to the opportunities presented during internships students are invited to visits to key international institutions in the development world: including the International Criminal Court in The Hague and the EU headquarters in Brussels.
MA students are strongly encouraged to take an active part in Richmond’s Centre for the Study of the State, Power, and Globalisation where they will have an opportunity to actively research in the area of International Development as well as engaging with experts from around the UK and further afield.
Faculty who teach on this programme:
Duration: FT (one year), PT (two years)
All MA International Relations and MA International Development are entitled membership of the Research Centre and are invited to attend events and contribute to Centre research.