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GDI students on field trip


Most of our GDI Masters programmes include an extended fieldwork visit, which is an integral part of the programme.

Fieldwork gives GDI taught master's students an opportunity to put their skills to the test in a real environment.

Recent field work assignments in Cyprus and Uganda allowed students to augment their classroom learning.


Hear the benefits of the recent GDI field trip to Uganda.

"What struck me was the openness of quality speakers to discuss Uganda’s challenges and the respect we were given as students from The University of Manchester."

Globalisation and Development (MSc) student Sarah Galligan visited Uganda, read about her experiences:


"Our visit to the UNDP facilities and the buffer zone expanded our knowledge about the reality of Cyprus. We learnt about the complexity of working on the re-unification of the country and the projects on both sides." 

Management and Implementation of Development Projects (MSc) students Pratap Sinha and Ruth Ramos Robles visited Cyprus, read about their experiences:

The main cost of fieldwork visits is usually included in the Master's programme fee.

Cape Town

"It has been very educational and a lot of fun too. We've heard about data in the community, we met city councillors who talked about the conditions in Cape Town and how they run things here. It's been a wonderful experience."

Global Inequalities Campaign Manager Caroline Boyd joined students on a Cape Town visit. Read about the experience: