Global Development (Gender), M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    16000
    Tuition (Year)
    7500
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

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 gender issues 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.

Programme Structure

Compulsory Modules

Gender, Globalisation and Development critically examines key issues in globalisation from a gender perspective. You will examine industrialisation, employment, livelihood strategies, migration and key development issues such as gender-based violence, climate and environmental change, education and literacy, from different regional perspectives.

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 Gender leads you through the process of developing a deeper understanding of a particular topic in development studies and gender 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
- Conflict, Complex Emergencies and Global Governance
- Contemporary Issues in Religion and Gender
- Democracy and Development
- Development Management Techniques
- Global Justice
- Global Politics of Health: Power and Inequity
- International Political Economy
- Political Economy of Resources and Development
- Research Methodology for Development
- The Politics of the Israel-Palestine Conflict
- The Rise of China
- Chinese Politics
- China’s Development
- Religions and Global Development

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

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.

Language requirements

Successful completion of a postgraduate degree demands facility in English. It is a requirement that essays and dissertations be well-written. Prospective and intending students whose first language is not English will need to ensure that their linguistic proficiency is adequate. They may need to undertake some language training in the University or elsewhere.

The School has a minimum requirement:

  • TOEFL score on the internet-based test: 92, with minimum scores of 21 in listening, 21 in reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing.
  • A minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with at least 6 in all components.
  • PTE Academic score of at least 64 with not less than 60 in listening, reading, speaking and writing.
  • Applicants should note that the requirement for MA Politics (Parliamentary) is a minimum of 8.0 average, with at least 7.5 in all components.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 16000 International
  • EUR 7500 EU/EEA

Funding

Please see the University of Leeds website and the School of Politics and International Studies website

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