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MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies

Programme Code: TMINDEHE

Department: International Development

For students starting this programme of study in 2024/25

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree (four units)
Exam sub-board local rules

Full-year programme. Students take courses to the value of three full units and a dissertation as shown.

Students who choose to concentrate their electives and dissertation in a certain topic area may elect to have a specialism in "African Development,” or “Population Studies” attached to their degree certificate and transcript. To obtain the specialism indication, students must meet the criteria below.

African Development: students must take DV418 and DV435, and their dissertation topic must be approved as being appropriate for this specialism.

Population Studies: students must take two courses from DV444, DV456, and MY476 and their dissertation topic must be approved as being appropriate for this specialism.

If no such election is made, the degree certificate will state “International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies” without further specification.

Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and may be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.


Course number, title (unit value)

Paper 1

DV442 Key Issues in Development Studies (0.5)

Paper 2

DV428 Managing Humanitarianism (0.5) and DV466 Humanitarian Consultancy Project (0.5)

Paper 3

Courses to the value of 1.0 unit(s) from the following:


DV420 Complex Emergencies (0.5)


DV455 Advocacy, Campaigning and Grassroots Activism (0.5)


DV462 Forced Migration and Refugees (0.5)

Paper 4

Courses to the value of 0.5 unit(s) from the following:


AN436 The Anthropology of Development (0.5)


DV407 Poverty (0.5)


DV411 Population, Development and Environment: an Analytical Approach (0.5)  (not available 2024/25)


DV413 Environmental Problems and Development Interventions (0.5) #


DV415 Global Environmental Governance (0.5)  (not available 2024/25)


DV418 African Development (0.5)


DV420 Complex Emergencies (0.5)


DV421 Critical Perspectives on Global Health and Development (0.5)


DV423 Global Political Economy of Development (0.5) #


DV424 International Institutions and Late Development (0.5)


DV432 China in Developmental Perspective (0.5) #  (not available 2024/25)


DV433 The Informal Economy and Development (0.5)  (not available 2024/25)


DV434 Human Security (0.5)  (not available 2024/25)


DV435 African Political Economy (0.5)  (not available 2024/25)


DV444 Global Health Challenges: Epidemics, Disease, and Public Health Response (0.5) #


DV454 Gender, labour markets and social change in the Global South: theory, evidence, public action (0.5)  (not available 2024/25)


DV455 Advocacy, Campaigning and Grassroots Activism (0.5)


DV456 Population, Health and Development: Evidence and Projections (0.5) #


DV457 Sexual and Reproductive Health Programmes: Design, Implementation and Evaluation (0.5)


DV458 Key issues in Global Health and Development (0.5)


DV460 Bayesian Reasoning for Qualitative Social Science: A modern approach to case study inference (0.5) #  (not available 2024/25)


DV462 Forced Migration and Refugees (0.5)


DV464 Democracy and Development (0.5)


DV465 Labour, Social Services and Development (0.5)  (not available 2024/25)


DV467 Famine, Data skills and Analysis (0.5)


DV472 Covid-19 pandemic: health, socio-economic and political implications for development (Special Topics in International Development) (0.5)  (not available 2024/25)


DV473 Health, conflict and crises (0.5)


DV477 Rural Livelihoods, Development and Agrarian Transformation (0.5) #  (not available 2024/25)


DV480 Transforming Society: Revolutions, Evolutions and Colonialism (0.5) #


DV483 Information Communication Technologies and Socio-economic Development (0.5)


DV490 Economic Development Policy I: Applied Policy Analysis for Macroeconomic Development (0.5) #


DV491 Economic Development Policy II: Microeconomic Analysis (0.5) #


DV492 Economic Development Policy III: Government Policy Analysis (0.5) #


DV494 Foundations of Applied Econometrics for Economic Development Policy (0.5) #


EU4A2 Globalisation, Conflict and Post-Conflict Reconstruction (0.5)


GI413 Gender, Race and Militarisation (0.5)


GI425 Introduction to Gender, Peace and Security (0.5)


HP412 Global Health Security (0.5)


MG460 Emergencies Management: Humanitarian Intervention and Digital Innovation (0.5)  (not available 2024/25)


MY423 Interview Methods for Social Science Research (0.5) #


MY476 Population Analysis: Methods and Models (0.5) #


PP449 Comparative Political Economy and Development (0.5)


Other relevant courses with permission of degree programme and course managers.

Paper 5

DV410 Research Design and Dissertation in International Development (1.0)


DV445 Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking & Practice (0.0)

Prerequisite Requirements and Mutually Exclusive Options

# means there may be prerequisites for this course. Please view the course guide for more information.

Note for prospective students:
For changes to graduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the graduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the graduate summary page for future students.