Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath (CDS) Develop an in-depth understanding of contemporary development issues, and gain the specialist skills to work in peacebuilding, conflict analysis and humanitarian response. Whether you are a graduate aiming to pursue a development or humanitarian career in conflict-affected regions, or a professional wishing to deepen your knowledge and critical thinking, this course is for you.
The course addresses the core global challenges of conflict and humanitarian crisis and explores a variety of tools and approaches for responding in these contexts. Rooted in real-world practical and policy challenges, the course is founded on Bath’s outstanding international expertise in international development. It uses innovative learning approaches to promote in-depth investigation of cases and issues, while drawing links across global, regional, national and local scales. The course offers you the opportunity of a placement-based research project, providing hands-on experience to complement classroom-based learning.
You will leave the course with: - in-depth and interdisciplinary understanding of the theories and concepts that underpin contemporary humanitarian action and conflict response - a critical understanding of humanitarian, peacebuilding and development policy and practice - practical skills in research, analysis and communication and an understanding of how these can be applied to the fields of humanitarianism, conflict and development - rich experience of working with people from a wide range of disciplinary, professional and national backgrounds
Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath (CDS) Develop the skills and understanding to tackle the global challenges of poverty, inequality, conflict, sustainability and social justice. Whether you are a graduate aiming to make a difference in the world, or a professional wishing to deepen your knowledge and critical thinking, our suite of International Development MSc courses is for you. Engaged with current debates in policy and practice and grounded in interdisciplinary social sciences, you will develop the tools and confidence to work towards creative solutions that address practical problems in strategic ways.
Four distinct pathways provide a choice of flexibility and breadth, or the chance to pursue a particular interest in greater depth. Innovative learning approaches promote in-depth investigation of particular cases and issues. These will draw out connections and contradictions between different actors and analytical perspectives, across global, regional, national and local scales. The opportunity of a placement, leading to a work-based project, will provide hands-on experience to complement classroom-based learning.
You have the choice of taking the interdisciplinary MSc or one of three specialist pathways: - MSc International Development with Conflict and Humanitarian Action - MSc International Development with Economics - MSc International Development, Social justice and Sustainability