Birkbeck University of London Development Studies

By | 13th April 2017

Birkbeck University of London Development Studies

Birkbeck University of London Development Studies

Programme overview

If you work for an aid agency or a non-governmental organisation, or if you wish to enhance your career in the development sector, then this course is ideal. You will learn about the social effects of development processes and institutions on individuals, groups and communities at a local and national level. You will explore questions of power and inequality, by looking at wealth and poverty, the position of women, minority groups, age, disability and class, as well as the role of multinationals, the not-for-profit sector and NGOs using case studies, your own experiences and practical work.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However, all modules are taught at university level and you should be able to read, write and speak English fluently. If you need help, we offer a range of academic English and language development modules.

You will find it useful to have experience of working in the development sector (overseas, in an aid agency, or for an NGO, etc.).