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Department of Social & Policy Sciences, Programme Catalogue 2019/20


THXX-AFM12: MRes International Development

Leading to the award of MASTER OF RESEARCH IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Mode of attendance: Full-time


Year 1

Follow this link for further information on the NFAAR NFAAR-PGT assessment regulations:
  • This programme has the following designated alternative programmes (DAPs):
    • THXX-AFL14: PG Dip Research (International Development)
    • THXX-AFC16: PG Cert Research (International Development)
  • Assessment Regulations: Appendix 11 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Programme progression requirement: not applicable
  • Taught credits: 60; Dissertation/Project credits: 30


Semester 1: Taught Units

Designated Essential Units Click here for further information:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
XX50133 Short research apprenticeship project (MRes) 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
XX50134 Quantitative methods 1: introduction to quantitative methods 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
XX50136 Qualitative methods 1 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
XX50170 Principles & skills of social research 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
SP50254 Foundations of international development for MRes 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Units to be Audited: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
Students may find it beneficial to audit a unit from this list to help develop the Short research apprenticeship project (XX50133). Your selection must have the approval of the relevant unit convenor.
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved option as an alternative to one of the units from this list
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
SP50279 Comparative public policy and social welfare: cross-national, European and global perspectives 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Taught Units

Designated Essential Units Click here for further information:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
XX50137 Long research apprenticeship project (MRes) 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Designated Essential Units Click here for further information: Select 1 unit from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
XX50135 Quantitative methods 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
XX50138 Qualitative methods 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select 2 units from the following list:
  • You may not select a unit already chosen from the list above.
  • You may find it beneficial to audit an additional unit to help develop SP50137 (Long research apprenticeship project). Please contact your Director of Studies if you wish to discuss this.
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved option as an alternative to one of the units from this list
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
XX50135 Quantitative methods 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
XX50138 Qualitative methods 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
XX50207 Independent research essay 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP40215 Critical issues in social development 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP50235 Contemporary issues in South Asian development 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP50236 Contemporary issues in African development 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP50329 Management of international development 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP50330 Global political economy 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP50331 Humanitarianism 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP50333 [The politics and practice of] sustainability and wellbeing 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Dissertation Period: Project/Dissertation Units

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
XX50140 MRes dissertation 30 credits       [equivalent to 60 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2019/20 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2020/21 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
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