The School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) brings togetherresearch and teaching strengths that are recognised both nationally andinternationally in the areas of Security, Development and Democracy.Within these areas we focus on humandevelopment; global justice and security;conflict and terrorism; political partiesand leadership; and democratisation.Our regional specialisms are in Britain,Europe, North and South America, Africa,South and South East Asia and theMiddle East.The School offers a truly internationalexperience with a postgraduate communityof over 200 students – with more than halfcoming from around 25 different countriesaround the world.Research expertise informs our teachingOur teaching is closely connected to theresearch interests of our academic staff, andwe design our programmes for their relevanceand importance to contemporary concernsand questions.Our staff will help you to grapple with theimportant issues of the day with passionas well as intelligence, utilising the expertisegained through their own research workand engagement with practitioners.Postgraduate students from around the worldare attracted to our flexible MA programmes.All of our wide range of modules are designedto encourage critical thinking and debate.Many of our students on graduation go on tohigh profile careers in politics, the media, thecivil service, with NGOs and the private sectoras well as achieving further academic honoursas PhD students.To find out more visit our websitewww.polis.leeds.ac.ukSchool of Politics andInternational StudiesMA Global DevelopmentWhilst the University endeavours to ensure that the information contained in thisbrochure is accurate at the date of publication it does not accept liability for anyinaccuracies. The University reserves the right to change or cancel its courses or servicesat any time without liability even after students have registered at the University. TheUniversity’s contract with its students does not confer third party benefits for thepurpose of Contracts (Right of Third Parties) Act 1999.School of Politics and International StudiesUniversity of LeedsLeeds, UKLS2 9JTt: 0113 343 6843f: 0113 343 4400w: www.polis.leeds.ac.uke: firstname.lastname@example.org
Centre for GlobalDevelopmentThe Centre for Global Development is aninterdisciplinary research and teaching centrethat draws on the expertise of more than sixtymembers, including researchers, advisors andconsultants, from different faculties at theUniversity of Leeds.Established in 1984, the Centre promotesacademic excellence by generating knowledgeon development issues in low incomecountries and pursuing collaborative researchwith institutions in the developing world.Consolidating this expertise through a broadnetwork of experts throughout the University,we make best use of existing knowledgeand interdisciplinary practice to informour teaching.MA Global DevelopmentIn recent decades global development hasbeen characterised by major socio-economicand political changes. Offering debate andinsight into topical issues in this rapidlychanging field, the MA in Global Developmentcombines theoretical analyses with detaileddiscussion of how development strategiesaffect people and impact on poverty andwell-being in specific local contexts.The programme offers critically informeddebates on contemporary development issuesand the opportunity to challenge and contestmainstream ideas on global development. Youwill develop the skills to undertake researchin development, whether from a practiceor advocacy perspective. You will be taughtby experienced members of staff whoare engaged in their field of study andwhose latest research expertise informstheir teaching.This is a well-established programme thatattracts a large and diverse group of studentsfrom around the world, particularly Africa andAsia. Many are mid-career professionalsseeking time out to reflect or to enhance theirqualifications, while others are hoping topursue a career in a government department,the non-government sector, UN agenciesor activism.The GlobalDevelopment ProgrammeThe MA in Global Development is a 12 monthfull-time degree which can also be taken parttimeover 24 months. Our MA programmesbegin in late SeptemberDrawing on our particular research strengths,we have created the opportunity for studentsof MA Global Development to specialise,should they wish, in one of five pathways:● Africa● Education● Gender● International Political Economy● Political Economy of InternationalResourcesThe pathways highlight the particular researchstrengths of Global Development in theSchool and will be reflected in the degreecertificate on graduation.The MA in Global Development offers aflexible, cross-disciplinary programme thatcombines core modules with a wide rangeof development-related optional moduleslisted below.All programmes contain the followingcore modules:● Development Theories, Strategies andIssues (30 credits)● 12,000 word dissertation (60 credits)Each pathway contains its own additional coremodule as follows:● Africa: Africa in the Contemporary World(30 credits)● Education: Education in Development(30 credits)● Gender: Gender, Globalisation andDevelopment (30 credits)● International Political Economy:International Political Economy(30 credits)● Political Economy of InternationalResources: Political Economy of Resourcesand Development (30 credits)Students choosing to take MA GlobalDevelopment without a specialist pathwayalso take the following two compulsorymodules:● Development Management Techniques(15 credits)● Research Methodology for Development(15 credits)To complete a total of 180 credits, allstudents then choose two module optionsfrom the following:● Africa in the Contemporary World(30 credits)● Conflict, Complex Emergencies and GlobalGovernance (30 credits)● Democracy and Development (30 credits)● Democratic Theory and PoliticalTransformation (30 credits)● Democratisation and Multi-Party Politics inAfrica (30 credits)● Development Management Techniques(15 credits)● Education in Development (30 credits)● Environmental Politics and Policy(30 credits)● Famine and Food Security (30 credits)● Gender, Globalisation and Development(30 credits)●●●●●●●●●●●International Politics and the Environment(15 credits)Other Wars: Conflict in a GenderedPerspective (30 credits)Political Economy of Resources andDevelopment (30 credits)Political Transitions in South East Asia(30 credits)Politics of Trade and Industrial Policy(30 credits)Research Methodology for Development(15 credits)Research Methods (30 credits)Rural Development: Theoretical and PolicyIssues (30 credits)Sustainable Security and Stability(30 credits)The EU and the Developing World(30 credits)World Politics and the Environment(15 credits)●International Political Economy(30 credits)Applicants should note that the availability ofoptional modules varies from year to year.