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Participation, Power and Social Change - MA


University of Sussex Institute of Development Studies

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full time, 2 years part time

About the course

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

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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. Applications must be accompanied by a detailed, two-page personal statement. Applicants are responsible for arranging their own placements for work-based learning. Applications must be accompanied by an initial letter of support from the host organisation. English language requirements - Higher level (IELTS 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each section).


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