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MA Global Development and International Political Economy


Course Description

This programme examines political, economic, and socio-cultural transformations in the Global South and interrogates the dynamics, challenges and opportunities confronting its societies – with a specialist focus on how globalisation, international economic interdependence and the internationalisation of political structures and processes are changing politics globally.

You’ll learn about the experiences and viewpoints of people and nations of the Global South regarding development issues. You’ll also review strategies, programmes and policies in development, including organisations and donors promoting development, and assess the progress made by different development actors towards key international development goals.

You’ll explore debates and controversies at the centre of contemporary development challenges and analyse both the theories and realities of development, to understand the different approaches, practices and discourses involved.

Visit the MA Global Development and International Political Economy page on the University of Leeds website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a related subject or a non-UK equivalent or an equivalent professional qualification. Relevant experience will also be taken into account. If English is not your first language you will also need an English language qualification, for example IELTS a minimum of 6.5 with at least 6.0 in all components.

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