Taught course

Global Development

Institution
University of Leeds · School of Politics and International Studies
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a social science discipline, or an equivalent professional qualification.

Suitable degree subjects for this programme include development studies, sociology, social policy, geography, politics, area studies.

Applicants with a 2:2 and/or a degree in a non-relevant subject may be considered, taking into consideration full transcripts, references and any relevant work/voluntary experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme examines political, economic, and socio-cultural transformations in the Global South and interrogates the dynamics, challenges and opportunities confronting its societies.

You’ll learn about the experiences and viewpoints of people and nations of the Global South regarding development issues, as well as the inter-relationships between global, national and local actors in contested strategies for development.

You’ll also review strategies, programmes and policies in development, including organisations and donors promoting development, and assess the progress made by different development actors towards key international development goals.

You’ll explore debates and controversies at the centre of contemporary development challenges and analyse both the theories and realities of development, to understand the different approaches, practices and discourses involved.

Optional modules will also allow you to specialise in aspects of development that suit your interests.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Politics and International Studies
Email
pgpolis@leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 113 343 1741