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 focus on education in development.
You’ll learn about the experiences and viewpoints of people and nations of the Global South regarding development issues, as well as the inter-relationships between global, national and local actors in contested strategies for development.
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 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.
Education in Development explores key contemporary debates, theories and practices in international education and development. You will compare the idea of Education For All against the Millennium Development Goal for education, and the value of international target setting. As well as analysing global trends in adult literacy, you will also examine policy making processes and implementation, the elusive concept of quality, and the promise and practices of decentralisation and community participation.
Global Inequalities and Development provides you with an understanding of why and how the world’s inequalities produce advantages and disadvantages in development. You will cover economic, social, and political inequalities to lay the foundation for discussions about poverty, dispossession, food, environment and aid. You will also explore how social movements in the global south claim rights and thereby challenge global inequalities.
Dissertation: Global Development and Education leads you through the process of developing a deeper understanding of a particular topic in international education management and development studies through independent research and the preparation of an extended piece of writing. You agree a research topic with your supervisor and write a 12,000 word dissertation that demonstrates your research skills, your ability to assess information, and appraise relevant concepts and theories.Optional Modules
You will also be required to study between two and four of the following optional modules:- Africa in the Contemporary World
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This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.Take IELTS test
A 2.1 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area e.g. development studies, sociology, social policy, geography.
A minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with at least 6 in all components.
Please see the University of Leeds website and the School of Politics and International Studies website
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