Global Development

Open University in Scotland


The MSc in Global Development is an innovative, interdisciplinary and flexible course that equips you with the knowledge and skills to investigate, understand, and respond to key development challenges. You'll critically examine development theory, policy and practice across a range of issues. These include environmental sustainability, socio-economic security, global migration, conflict, and the changing politics of development. You also build your capacity for critical and reflexive thinking, independent study and research, and collective dialogue and action.

You an exit after stage 1 with PgCert Global Development

You an exit after stage 2 with PgDip Global Development

Entry Requirements

We recommend that you hold a UK bachelors degree (or equivalent), or have had experience of working in a development agency (international or local), in either a paid or voluntary capacity, prior to starting this qualification. However, these requirements are not compulsory and you will not be required to provide any supporting documentary evidence.

Computer and internet access necessary.

Start Date

Contact institution


Postgraduate Master's

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

2-3 years





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