Research course

'Rising Powers' and Africa

Institution
Open University · Department of Design, Development, Environment and Materials
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent).

Months of entry

October

Course content

The Open University has a wide-ranging approach to international development, which focuses on science, technology, innovation and development; and institutional and human capabilities in development. One of the key areas we are researching is the so-called ‘Rising Powers’, particularly China and India. Since 1979, China has grown at an average rate of more than nine per cent per year. India has grown at a similar pace since the early 1990s. At the OU we ask: what impact will China and India have on the developing world in general, and on the nature and incidence of poverty in particular?

We have a growing number of research students examining different facets of this question. They are based in the Development Policy and Practice Group and undertake primary research in Africa and Asia. OU students are also part of vibrant international networks examining the 'Rising Powers' for international development and regularly attend conferences and workshops on this subject.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
      full time
      48 months
      • MPhil
        full time
        15 months
          part time
          24 months

          Course contact details

          Name
          Dr Ben Lampert
          Email
          FASS-DPP-PG-Admissions@open.ac.uk
          Phone
          +44 (0)1908 655434