Taught course

Power, Participation and Social Change

Institution
University of Sussex · Institute of Development Studies - IDS
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your qualification should be in the social sciences or a related subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Explore the challenges of power relations, participation and citizen engagement – and what it means to facilitate change processes in pursuit of social justice.

We’ve designed our MA for experienced practitioners and social activists. It combines coursework with work-based learning and action research.

You will:

  • critically reflect on your own practice
  • learn about different conceptual and methodological approaches to participation
  • develop your analysis and facilitation skills to engage with change processes at various levels.

A core component of this course is the four-month period of work-based action learning. You'll examine your own practice and that of your host organisation or social process, seeking to apply your learning in a beneficial way.

This course is taught at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS).

We have reviewed all our courses to ensure the best possible learning experience for September, taking account of latest information and advice in relation to COVID-19. For updates on changes that may affect contact time, assessments, fieldwork and study abroad, check Course changes for 2020-2021. These changes are not yet reflected in our prospectus information and, of course, may be revised as the situation evolves.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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