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MSc/PGDip International Development (Conflict, Security and Development) by Distance Learning University of Birmingham



Course info


Our MSc in International Development (Conflict, Security and Development) course makes a direct link between academic and practical policy approaches to analysing and recovering from conflicts, with an emphasis on developing countries.

The International Development (Conflict, Security and Development) course recognises the opportunities for educational provision in an area of increasing interest amongst the academic community, namely the links between development, security and conflict.

This course will provide a framework for you to explore academic synergies and to undertake genuinely interdisciplinary study.

Career opportunities

Students leaving this programme will be academically well-trained but also be in a position to undertake careers in conflict analysis and management in the developing world.

Students can also exit with PGDip award.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study MSc/PGDip International Development (Conflict, Security and Development) by Distance Learning.

Online/Distance (2 years)

Tuition fees

£13,050.00 (13,45,707) overall cost

MSc programme fee (six 20 credit modules plus dissertation) £13,050 for 2020/2021 entry; There may be slight increase in 2021/2022 entry

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom


Entry requirement for international students

An upper second class Honours degree or equivalent from an approved university or an equivalent professional qualification in a relevant field (the equivalent US GPA is 3.2) or A lower second-class Honours degree from an approved university with excellent and relevant work experience. Degrees from all disciplines are considered and a candidate’s work experience can be taken into consideration. Students need to have an IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band is equivalent to: TOEFL: 88 overall with no less than 21 in Reading, 21 Listening, 22 Speaking and 21 in Writing; Pearson Test of English (PTE): Academic 59 in all four skills; Cambridge English (exams taken from 2015): Advanced - minimum overall score of 176, with no less than 169 in any component.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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