You should normally hold a bachelors degree from a UK university (or equivalent), or have had experience of working, in a paid or voluntary capacity, in a development agency (international or local).
If you are a non-graduate we suggest that you contact us before registering on your first module.
Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you will need a minimum overall score of 6 and minimum score of 5.5 in each of the four components: reading, writing, speaking and listening under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Please see the IELTS website for details.
How long it takes
Most students study this qualification in one year by studying two modules, each lasting six months, in succession. The minimum time to complete is six months (by studying the two modules at the same time): we do not recommend this, but it might suit you if you have no other major time commitments during that period.