International Development - MSc

Explore some of the world's most pressing international development challenges such as security, environment and post-conflict reconstruction. Our MSc aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills to work in a variety of sectors including charity, NGO, local government, travel, manufacturing or policy.

Month of entry

  • September and January

Mode of study

  • Full time, Part time


Subject area

  • Politics and International Relations

Fees for 2023/24 academic year

  • UK - Full time £8,900 per year. Part time £4,900 per year.
    International - £17,700 per year.

Duration of study

  • Full time 1 year, Part time 2 years

Please note: this course is no longer accepting applications from international students for September 2023 entry

This course is open for January 2024 entry for UK and International students

Why study International Development at Keele University?

Explore core international development challenges in the Global South
Conduct an independent research project in the field
Critically engage with methods, sources, and data, many of which are at the cutting edge of the discipline
Benefit from our long-standing alumni network and visiting speaker series
Develop practical solutions to real-world challenges
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Committed to sustainability

At Keele we're leading the sector in sustainability, not just in our ambitions to become carbon neutral by 2030 but also through our teaching and our ground-breaking research into climate change and renewable technologies.

Proudly named Global Sustainability Institution of the Year (International Green Gown Awards, 2021), our commitment to sustainability is embedded in all that we do.

Find out more about Keele’s commitment to sustainability.

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Additional opportunities

From engaging with our long-standing alumni network and attending our visiting speaker series to exploring practical and subject based societies on campus, there are many ways to enhance your learning whilst studying this programme. There is also scope for the future creation of work-based or experiential learning opportunities.

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Keele Postgraduate Association

Keele University is one of a handful of universities in the UK to have a dedicated students' union for postgraduate students. A fully registered charity, Keele Postgraduate Association serves as a focal point for the social life and welfare needs of all postgraduate students during their time at Keele.

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Hugely popular, the KPA Clubhouse (near Horwood Hall) provides a dedicated postgraduate social space and bar on campus, where you can grab a bite to eat and drink, sit quietly and read a book, or switch off from academic life at one of the many regular events organised throughout the year. The KPA also helps to host a variety of conferences, as well as other academic and career sessions, to give you and your fellow postgraduates the opportunities to come together to discuss your research, and develop your skills and networks.

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