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Globalisation, Business and Development - MA


University of Sussex Institute of Development Studies

Full time & Part time September MA

About the course

Businesses are the driving force for the economy – they can help promote sustainable economic growth and reduce poverty.

You’ll examine the key elements of business and international development and private-sector development.

We encourage independent thinking while providing the analytical and practical skills needed to understand globalisation processes. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of economic power shifts and rapid technological transformation amid global inequalities.

How will I study?

You study by taking a combination of taught modules in the autumn and spring terms. In the summer, you work on your supervised dissertation.

Teaching combines lectures and workshops with interactions with business, the public sector, NGOs and international organisations.

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Entry Requirements

An upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above in the social sciences or a related discipline, and preferably two years' development-related work experience. Applicants with experience or knowledge of private-sector engagement are also welcome to apply. Applications must be accompanied by a detailed, two-page personal statement. The statement of interest and relevant work experience are important criteria for selection. In the statement of interest, clearly explain how your work experience and professional objectives align with the course content. English language requirements - Higher level (IELTS 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each section).



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