M.A. Local and Regional Development (Research)

| Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
This course provides an opportunity to engage with contemporary debates in local and regional development theory and policy in an international context. It fulfils the current demand to build capacity and skills for strategic analysis and policy-making. We place a distinctive emphasis on the links between theory, policy and practice.

Description

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This course provides an opportunity to engage with contemporary debates in local and regional development theory and policy in an international context. It fulfils the current demand to build capacity and skills for strategic analysis and policy-making. We place a distinctive emphasis on the links between theory, policy and practice.

The Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS), where you will be based, has played a leading role in contemporary academic and policy debates for over 35 years, and our research contributes directly to the teaching of this course. It offers you a great opportunity to engage with contemporary debates in local and regional development theory, governance and policy in an international context.

Delivery

You are taught by highly research active staff in a welcoming and supportive environment. We use interactive and participant focused teaching methods, including:

  • discussion of taught and read material
  • individual and group projects
  • case study analyses
  • practical projects
  • external practitioner speakers

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee Not specified
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

Course Content

Compulsory modules
  • Thinking About Research
  • Information Skills
  • Dissertation Preparation
  • Qualitative Methodology in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods
  • Local and Regional Development Theory and Policy
  • Local and Regional Development: Methodology, Analysis and Statistics
  • Local and Regional Development and Governance
  • Research Dissertation

English Language Requirements

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Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject, such as the arts, humanities or social sciences (eg geography, planning, urban studies, environmental studies, sociology, politics, history or business studies). We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant industry experience. Applicants based in the UK may be invited to interview.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, or equivalent.

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  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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