sha Practising Sustainable Development Master's Scholarship in UK 2014

Practising Sustainable Development Master's Scholarship in UK 2014

Royal Holloway, University of London, invites application for the 2014 Postgraduate Diploma Program which is offered jointly by the Politics, Development and Sustainability (PDS) Group and the UNESCO Chair/Centre in ICT4D at Royal Holloway, University of London.
The program is designed for those who want to launch or further their careers as development practitioners or scholars. It combines cutting-edge teaching on ICT4D with rigorous training in the broader field of sustainable development, to provide a well-rounded perspective on current and future development challenges. This degree extends knowledge, develops key skills and optimises career prospects.
Worth of Award: Successful applicants will be communicated.

  • UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, in a related field (natural or social sciences or humanities).
  • Considerable professional experience in the field of development and/or environment.
  • IELTS 6.5, with 7 in writing, TOEFL (iBT) 88 with 26 in writing, or equivalent, for non-native English speaking applicants.
  • Students from overseas should visit the International pages for information on the entry requirements from their country and further information on English language requirements. Royal Holloway International offers a Pre-Master’s Diploma for International Students and English language pre-sessional courses, allowing students the opportunity to develop their study skills and English language before starting their postgraduate degree.

How to Apply
Before you start your online application, you should ensure that you have the following documents available:

  • copies of the transcripts from your undergraduate degree  (this can be a transcript of your progress so far if you have not yet completed it)
  • copies of any other qualifications  you have taken that are relevant to your chosen course
  • copies of English language qualifications (if English is not your first language) – if you have not completed an IELTS/TOEFL or recognised test yet, this is not a problem, and you can submit your application without this. You should then forward your results once they are available
  • a  supporting statement, explaining your motivation to study your chosen course
  • two academic references – you can either upload copies of these (this is the quickest option) or your referees can enter them directly into the online system once you’ve completed the application
  • an  up-to-date CV (for students applying to the MBA programme only).

You’ll be able to upload the documents as part of the application process.

  • Please try  to ensure that file sizes of scanned attachments are not too high.
  • If you have problems uploading any documents, you should forward them by email to Admissions once you have submitted your application.


  • They don’t have formal deadlines for postgraduate applications. They do recommend that applications are sent well in advance of your intended enrollment date so you have enough time to make the various arrangements between the receipt of the application form and the commencement of study. Some  taught degrees will also be fully subscribed by the summer months and we’ll be unable to consider applications by this time.
  • All o taught postgraduate courses start when the academic year does in late September so they advise you to send your application by 31 May.

For further information, contact them via email: [email protected]
Click here for more details and to apply online