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14.8 - Development Studies
2 - Master
University College Dublin, Ireland
We have an excellent Masters training in International Development
MSc Development Studies
Language requirements
All applicants must submit a recent English Language Test certificate (less than two years old); 600 Toefl or overall 6.5 IELTS with a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version. See the link below for a full list of other recognised Language Tests and acceptable scores. If applicants do not have an English Language Test certificate, they must submit proof of registration to an upcoming test (result must be available by the 24th of January 2014).
Academic requirements
Each application is considered on its individual merits. The applicants should have earned an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject with at least Upper Second Class Honours, or its equivalent, such as an overall GPA of 3.0 (B) or higher in the American system. Relevant professional experience will also be taken into account. Note that these are minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission.
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The aim of development is broadly understood as being about the improvement of quality of life in a world characterised by unprecedented opulence but also by widespread deprivation, destitution and poverty. Development, however, is about more than higher incomes – it is a multidimensional process of change in social structures, posing challenges in such areas as the reduction of inequality and inclusion, the expansion of the range of economic and social choices, the progressive realisation of human rights and of progress towards a more sustainable world. The academic subject of International Development focuses on processes of social, political and economic change taking place primarily – although not exclusively – in developing countries.
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12 months between Sep 1 2014 and Aug 31 2015
Contact person
Prof. Patrick Paul Walsh ( )
Additional information
This is a full Masters degree programme. For additional information please email the Erasmus Mundus Co-ordinator