MA Development Policy and Practice focuses on issues concerning international development which will appeal to both professionals involved in the ‘development industry’ internationally and those who want to pursue the academic study of social, economic and political development in developing societies.
Global relationships between societies have changed substantially in the last half century. The ‘3 worlds’ scenario of the immediate post-World War II period has all but disappeared. There are, however, still substantial inequalities between societies and radically different prospects for ‘development’. The emergence of the BRICs has put this into dramatic perspective with China, India and Brazil offering a challenge to the major western economies.
In this context the study of development, however defined, becomes a central issue not only at the national but also at the global level. This course aims to address the theoretical and empirical issues surrounding the meaning of ‘development’ and the different patterns of development followed in different types of society. It will highlight the key processes involved in social, political and economic transformation on a comparative basis and provide students with the academic skills that they need to undertake research, evaluation, and analysis both between societies and at the global level.
The Merit scholarships will be awarded automatically on application to the University as follows:Applicants with results equivalent to UK First Class degree: £2,000 Applicants with results equivalent to UK 2:1 degree: £1,500 Applicants with results equivalent to UK 2.:2 degree: £1,000
Value of Scholarship(s)
Available to international students enrolling for the first time on campus in September 2015 are are domiciled in one of the following countries:Africa: Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Kenya and Uganda Europe: Norway and Turkey East Asia: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam Middle East Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE South Asia: Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka South East Asia: Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand