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MSc Research Methods with International Development
MSc Research Methods with International Development
A research-intensive master's degree, perfect if you're considering PhD study or a career in international development research.

MSc Research Methods with International Development / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Master of Science
12 Months
Entry requirements

Normally, we require a minimum of an upper-second bachelor's degree in a relevant field or a minimum of a merit at master's degree level in a relevant field.

Accreditation for Prior Learning will be considered. Credit would only be given for whole course units, where consideration has been given to mapping the intended learning outcomes of the unit to the evidence provided.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

The deadline for applications is 31 August 2018; later applications are considered at our discretion. Please note that we receive a very high number of applications, so the course may be closed to new applications before the final deadline given.

Applicants seeking to take this course as part of an ESRC-funded `1+3' PhD scholarship for research training must submit their applications for this programme by Friday, 26 January 2018 and their ESRC funding applications by Monday, 5 February 2018. Please see full details here .

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful, you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application, you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course overview

  • Research-intensive master's degree, perfect if you're considering PhD study and/or a career in research.
  • The course will develop your research skills and knowledge of education.
  • Complies with the research training requirements for ESRC scholarships for a PhD scholarship (commonly termed +3), and also suitable as the master's year as part of an ESRC scholarship award that covers both the master's and PhD (commonly termed a 1+3 award).
  • It is ideal if you want to apply for an ESRC or School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED) scholarship, as 70% of the ESRC Core Training can be demonstrated prior to commencing a PhD.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
    International students (per annum): £18,000

Contact details

Academic department
School of Environment, Education and Development
Contact name
Christopher Kitchen
44(0)161 275 0969
Academic department overview
See: The School .

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