Taught course

Global Development and Political Economy of International Resources

University of Leeds · School of Politics and International Studies

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (upper second class or first class) in a Social Science discipline, or an equivalent professional qualification. Relevant experience will be taken into account.

Months of entry


Course content

MA Global Development and Political Economy of International Resources combines international politics, political economy and development studies in order to study the distribution of resources, both natural and human, in developing countries.

This course allows you to pay particular attention to the relationships between global processes and national resource strategies and policies. You also focus on the relationship between debates over resource use and political and economic change in the world economy.

You will consider questions of resource allocation, consider the relationships between state, business and economy, and assess the theory and practice of development strategy and policy.

The programme also gives you the opportunity to examine a number of case studies that reveal how some developing countries have been incorporated into the world economy, and analyse how that incorporation has affected the politics and society of the countries concerned. You will also adopt a 'country', or resource, and investigate themes of development strategy, politics and the possibility for social transformation.

For information please contact the School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) Admissions Team.

Information for international students

The University of Leeds welcomes international students. English language is required (eg. IELTS). Accommodation is guaranteed for all new international students paying fees at non-EU rate. For details please refer to relevant course website

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

University scholarships available to UK /EU and International Students. Find out more at http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment67
Dissertation33 (12000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Office
+44 (0)113 343 6843