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We focus on creating an intellectually exciting and supportive environment for postgraduate students, including research students at PhD and MPhil level and taught students undertaking the ICT4D specialism of our MSc Practising Sustainable Development course.

MSc Practising Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development, or development that balances economic, social, and environmental aspects, is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can be powerful tools in helping to achieve sustainable development.

The ICT for development (ICT4D) specialism is a strand within the established and highly successful MSc Practising Sustainable Development. It is offered jointly by the Politics, Development and Sustainability Group (PDS) and the UNESCO Chair/Centre in ICT4D at Royal Holloway, University of London.

The ICT4D Masters strand takes a global perspective on sustainable development and the role of ICTs. Placed at the interface of research and practice, it 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.

For more information or to apply visit the  on the Royal Holloway, University of London website.

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are available for our popular 1-year Masters in Practising Sustainable Development (ICT4D specialism).

, including region-specific ones for Latin America, the Middle East and the US.

Studying ICT4D

Studying the ICT4D specialism