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Course content

Explore how people participate in society in pursuit of social justice. Designed for experienced practitioners, this MA combines coursework with work-based learning and action research.

You’ll gain:
-Knowledge of different conceptual, theoretical and methodological approaches to participation
-An understanding of how to apply these approaches to development and governance challenges
-Practical skills in participatory process and research
-Abilities of critical thinking, analysis and reflective practice
-Personal development of values and attitudes useful in pursuing participatory approaches

At IDS, our work is part of a global research collaboration. We work to identify and implement alternative approaches to social change. You’ll learn how to respond to local situations, and bridge operational practice with research and policy change.

Accreditation

This course is IAC/EADI accredited. Sussex is proud to be the first UK university to gain this accreditation.

The International Accreditation Council for Global Development Studies and Research wishes to influence proactively the process of quality assurance for global development studies and has developed a state-of-the-art accreditation system.

How will I study?

You’ll learn through core modules and options. You’ll be assessed through:
-Assignments
-A learning plan
-Module participation
-Progress reports
-Portfolio items
-Presentations
-A 15,000-word synthesis paper

Scholarships

Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

Chancellor's International Scholarship (2017)
-25 scholarships of a 50% tuition fee waiver
-Application deadline: 1 May 2017

HESPAL Scholarship (Higher Education Scholarships Scheme for the Palestinian Territories) (2017)
-Two full fee waivers in conjuction with maintenance support from the British Council
-Application deadline: 1 January 2017

USA Friends Scholarships (2017)
-A scholarship of an amount equivalent to $10,000 for nationals or residents of the USA on a one year taught Masters degree course.
-Application deadline: 3 April 2017

Careers

Our graduates work in:
-Conservation
-Agriculture
-Food
-Finance
-State ministries
-UN agencies such as UNESCO
-Government departments such as DFID
-NGOs including ActionAid

Visit the Participation, Power and Social Change - MA page on the University of Sussex website for more details!

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