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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, and 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
This programme examines political, economic, and socio-cultural transformations in the Global South and interrogates the dynamics, challenges and opportunities confronting its societies – with a focus on key contemporary debates about Africa's politics, culture, society and sustainable development.
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 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.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- School of Politics and International Studies