MA Global Development and Gender
This course offers you ...
- development studies from a critical perspective.
- an insight into the gender and the developing world.
- experience gained from almost twenty-five years of teaching development studies at postgraduate level.
- a flexible programme combining core courses with a wide range of development-related optional courses.
If you …
- are interested in issues of global poverty and gender.
- have experience of working in the developing world or wish to do so.
- wish to challenge and contest mainstream ideas on international development.
- want to combine theoretical discussion with practical policy evaluation.
... then MA Global Development and Gender could be the right course for you.
MA Global Development and Gender combines a broad interdisciplinary insight into development theories and strategies with a specialisation in gender issues.
This course gives you the opportunity to examine alternative theoretical approaches in the analysis of developing countries, and combine this understanding with theories relating to gender. You will focus on theories of development, development strategy and project appraisal, and examine key issues in globalisation from a gender perspective.
You will explore the different gender and development approaches within development assistance, and study the history of global women and development initiatives, including the UN-Beijing process. You will look at population sex ratios, employment and migration, and analyse new economic policy approaches, including structural adjustment.
You will also study key gender and development issues, such as gender-based violence, climate and environmental change, and education and literacy.
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.
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
- Democracy and Development
- Education in Development
- Political Economy of Resources and Development
- Capitalism and Crisis
- The EU and the Developing World
- Global Justice
- Development Management Techniques
- Research Methodology for Development
- Contemporary Issues in Religion and Gender
Or a module approved by the Programme Director.
Please note module options may be subject to change.
Start date: September 2014
Duration: one year full-time or two years part-time.
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