There is an increasing recognition that global health crises demand solutions that move beyond established public health responses to include more comprehensive solutions to the long-term developmental needs of local communities. This new programme offers students the chance to blend established health and development approaches to tackle the contested contemporary terrains of development and global health politics. Combining the latest research in these fields, we encourage students to challenge conventional ways of approaching questions of health and development, while also considering alternative ways of promoting and securing advances in human well-being.
This programme: o provides students with a detailed understanding of emerging debates and agendas within development and global health policy and practice o encourages students to examine the intersections between questions of development and global health, using a critical geographical approach to problematise established theories, practices and policies o provides students with training and one-to-one tailored supervision as they develop independent desk-based and field research through a dissertation and optional fieldwork.
Modules include: Geographical Thought and Practice; Retheorising Development Futures; Transnational Democracy, Rights and Citizenship; Global Working Lives; Migration and Mobilities; Researching Development in Practice: Mumbai Unbound (check QMUL website for latest).
Why study Global Development Futures at QMUL Geography?
- Research excellence: Joining the School of Geography places you alongside academics that are actively developing and challenging contemporary thinking in this field. Almost 80 per cent of the School’s research outputs (books and articles) are rated as world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) placing it 5th in the UK for this measure (REF2014)
- Employability: Students completing this programme will be well-placed to enter governmental, non-governmental organisations, civil society, and academic research roles.
- Field-based research: Students receive tailored research supervision and training suitable to their individual research interests. They are also given the opportunity to participate in an optional seven-day field trip to Mumbai, India, to further develop field research skills.
- Twilight teaching: Some optional modules will include evening classes (5-7pm) and intensive teaching periods will condense required attendance. Small group teaching will provide students the unique opportunity to work closely with leading academics in this field of study.
- Capital location: We're a School that cares about the world beyond the university, working with a range of community groups, artists, cultural and heritage institutions and policy makers, particularly here in east London. Our passion is to demonstrate through research and teaching the intellectual and political significance of geographical research and understanding. We encourage our students to become part of this vibrant intellectual culture.
The programme is led by Dr Stephen Taylor, Lecturer in Human Geography.
An upper second class honours degree or higher in a relevant subject from a UK university (or an equivalent international qualification). Relevant work experience may be taken into account. Candidates are expected to have good English Language ability and meet the standard of IELTS or equivalent at a level 7.0.
Recipient: Queen Mary University of London
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