International development masters after psychology undergrad

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Hiya I have just graduated with a 2:1 in a psychology and criminal degree from Keele University and have decided that I would like to do a masters next year. I had previously been set on a career in social work, but I am beginning to look a bit more into slightly different careers away from my undergrad degree. I have come across international development and would be interested in studying the MA gender and international development at Warwick university, but was just wondering on people's opinions on how much of a struggle it would be to do an international development masters without having studied it before? It would be quite a leap from psychology and criminology so would appreciate some insight from international development students

I was also wondering on people's opinions on how easy it would be to get a career in international development with a gender focus as gender equality is an interest of mine.

Thanks a lot
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First off, MSc Development Studies is an inter-disciplinary degree at most unis and one does not need to study DEV as BA. But most unis welcome relevant social science subjects: I have met DEV students with BA in Econ, Politics, law, history, social ant, business, education and Mod Languages. Your LOR and SOP will count.

Look at some courses at your target uni plus reading list. When in doubt, contact programme manager. Why Warwick's MA gender and international development? Did you visit?

It may be challenging to get a matching job with your interest straight after uni, you may need to compromise. Some first jobs in DEV with NGOs are as project assistant or researcher on 6 month contract with possible renewal. DEV people don't make big bucks, so you need to factor in your debt borrowing.
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