2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue
MA Global Development
|Programme code:||MA-G/DEV||UCAS code:|
|Duration:||12 Months||Method of Attendance:||Full Time|
|Programme manager:||Dr Lisa Thorley||Contact address:||L.Thorley@leeds.ac.uk|
Total credits: 180
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
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.
Year1 - View timetable
Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:
|PIED5256M||Global Inequalities and Development||30 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan), 1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr)|
|PIED5765M||Research & Project Skills- Experiential Learning||30 credits||1 Sep to 30 Jun (adv year), Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)|
|PIED5800M||Dissertation||60 credits||1 Sep to 30 Jun (adv year), Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)|
Candidates will be required to study 60 credits of optional modules:
|FOAH5000M||Engaging the Modern City: The Civic Researcher||30 credits||Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)|
|PIED5202M||Global Politics of Health||30 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|PIED5210M||Africa in the Contemporary World||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|PIED5213M||Conflict, Complex Emergencies and Global Governance||30 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|PIED5235M||Education in Development||30 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|PIED5255M||Gender, Globalisation and Development||30 credits||1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|PIED5400M||The Rise of China||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|PIED5527M||Theories and Concepts in Global Political Economy||30 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|PIED5528M||Capitalism in Practice||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|PIED5547M||Popular Culture: World politics, Society and Culture||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|PIED5570M||Terrorism||30 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|PIED5580M||Climate Security||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|PIED5626M||Global Justice||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
Last updated: 30/06/2021 11:54:53
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