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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Global Development

Programme code:MA-G/DEVUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Lisa Thorley Contact address:L.Thorley@leeds.ac.uk

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 examines political, economic, and socio-cultural transformations in the Global South and interrogates the dynamics, challenges and opportunities confronting its societies. 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.

Students will review strategies, programmes and policies in development, including organisations and donors promoting development, and assess the progress made towards key international development goals. Furthermore classes will explore debates and 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.

This is a well established programme which attracts a large and diverse group of students each year from a range of countries in the North and South and a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. The course is built around a common core, option modules and a dissertation. The programme is very flexible and combines the broad introduction provided by the core course, with the development management and research modules and the opportunity for students to pursue their own particular interests in their choice of option modules and in the dissertation.

This programme is particularly suited for people with professional experience in development who require a rigorous analytical training as well as for those from other backgrounds who a seeking a course of study which covers the main theoretical approaches as well as practical tools for development.




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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

PIED5256MGlobal Inequalities and Development30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED5765MResearch & Project Skills- Experiential Learning30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
PIED5800MDissertation60 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 60 credits of optional modules:

FOAH5000MEngaging the Modern City: The Civic Researcher30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
PIED5202MGlobal Politics of Health30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED5210MAfrica in the Contemporary World30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED5213MConflict, Complex Emergencies and Global Governance30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED5235MEducation in Development30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED5255MGender, Globalisation and Development30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED5400MThe Rise of China30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED5527MTheories and Concepts in Global Political Economy30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED5528MCapitalism in Practice30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED5547MPopular Culture: World politics, Society and Culture30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED5570MTerrorism30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED5580MClimate Security30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED5626MGlobal Justice30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Last updated: 30/06/2021 11:54:53

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