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DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Development Politics Development Economics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This innovative new masters programme offers students the chance to explore alternative future possibilities for international development in theory and practice. Combining cutting-edge thinking on development, economic geography, political economy, labour studies and social change, we will help you explore the multiple connections (and disconnections) between countries of the Global North and Global South. At the heart of this alternative development agenda, you will be encouraged to challenge the common use of Western historical experiences and categories as the universal templates against which the rest of the world is measured and found lacking. Instead, you will reconsider the diversity of populations, economies, urban centres, and governance practices in the Global South on their own terms - and in so doing, step outside the conventional lenses of mainstream development theory and the international policies they inform.

This programme aims to: provides you with a detailed understanding of development practices and experiences within different sites and spaces of the Global North and South; encourages you to examine these realities in light of the contrasts and continuities between the Global North and South and critically assess the strengths and weaknesses of different theoretical approaches to studying development futures; provides you with the opportunity to develop your research skills and experiences by undertaking an independent research project and fieldwork. This will be supported by research training as well as one-to-one tailored supervision from experienced researchers. Teaching is by a mixture of formal lectures and small group seminars. The seminars are designed to generate informed discussion around set topics, and may involve student presentations, group exercises and role-plays as well as open discussion. Students receive tailored research supervision and training suitable to their individual research interests. They are also given the opportunity to participate in an optional seven-day field trip to Mumbai to further develop field research skills. Assessment on each of the modules is through a variety of coursework assignments ranging from extended essays to reviews.

Different course options

Full time | Mile End | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

Re-theorising Development Futures (30 Credits) - Core
Geographical Thought and Practice (30 Credits) - Core
Dissertation of 22,500 Words (90 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have an upper second class honours degree or higher in a relevant subject from a UK university (or an equivalent international qualification), together with one supportive academic reference is usually required. Relevant work experience may also be taken into account and non-academic references can be considered in specific circumstances. It is not necessary to have a first degree in geography and we welcome applicants from different backgrounds in the arts, humanities and social sciences.