SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

The degree has been developed to meet the needs of both development practitioners and researchers on international development, including those wishing to pursue an MPhil/PhD in international development; the programme will suit students with a variety of backgrounds in social sciences, including politics, sociology and economics; it would also meet the needs of people working, or hoping to work in international agencies, humanitarian organisations, and NGOs.

Course Modules

Core modules: Battlefields of method (approaches to international development research); dissertation in research methods for international development; statistical research techniques in international development; research methods in international development.

Course Additional Entry

Normally minimum upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in the social sciences, including some economics and/or political economy, and preferably a demonstrable interest in research and research methods; work and other experience may be taken into account; each student must attend the preliminary mathematics and statistics course, and attend its exam; the preliminary course runs in September prior to the start of teaching in term 1.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £17,895  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £10,470  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £8,948  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £5,235  Academic year. First year home fees