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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Global Development and Gender

Programme code:MA-GD&GUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Lisa Thorley Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Allowance may be made for relevant work experience.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Politics and International Studies

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Politics and International Studies MA Exam Board

Programme specification:

This programme combines a broad interdisciplinary insight into development theories and strategies with a specialisation in gender issues. Students follow the common core course and a combination of gender and development modules.

Option modules include development management and research, methodology, comparative social policy, the sociology of gender contemporary issues in religion and gender. The dissertation for the MA programme combines insight on development and gender issues.

Progression rules for all POLIS MA programmes

1) Proceed to dissertation:
Students can proceed straight to dissertation if a pass at 50% or above is achieved in a minimum of 90 credits (including all compulsory modules for that programme) AND if they have an overall credit weighted average of at least 50%. If there are any failed modules then one re-sit opportunity per failed module will be offered.

2) Proceed to dissertation suspended until 1) achieved:
Students who achieve 50% or above in a minimum of 60 but fewer than 90 credits will be suspended from progressing to dissertation until after their re-sits have been taken and the criteria in 1) have been achieved. Once the student has achieved the criteria in 1) they will be allowed to progress to project at the next available opportunity which is usually in the next academic year.

3) Cannot proceed to dissertation or MA, re-registered on PG Diploma:
Students will not be allowed to proceed to dissertation or the MA, and will subsequently be re-registered on the PGDip if a pass at 50% or above is achieved in fewer than 60 credits. There will be one re-sit opportunity offered for each failed module for a maximum award of a PGDiploma to be obtained.

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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

PIED5255MGender, Globalisation and Development30 creditsSemester 1
PIED5256MGlobal Inequalities and Development30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PIED5800MDissertation60 credits1 Sep to 30 Sept (13mth)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 60 credits from the following optional modules:

FOAR5000MEngaging the Modern City: The Civic Researcher30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PIED5202MGlobal Politics of Health30 creditsSemester 1
PIED5210MAfrica in the Contemporary World30 creditsSemester 2
PIED5213MConflict, Complex Emergencies and Global Governance30 creditsSemester 1
PIED5235MEducation in Development30 creditsSemester 1
PIED5275MPolitical Economy of Resources and Development30 creditsSemester 1
PIED5501MThe Politics of the Israel-Palestine Conflict30 creditsSemester 2
PIED5547MPopular Culture: World politics, Society and Culture30 creditsSemester 1
PIED5626MGlobal Justice30 creditsSemester 2
PIED5765MResearch & Project Skills- Experiential Learning30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
THEO5120MReligion, Gender and Sexuality30 creditsSemester 1

Or a module approved by the Programme Director

Last updated: 03/10/2019


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