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Department of Social & Policy Sciences, Programme Catalogue 2014/15

THSP-AFM06: MSc International Development


Mode of attendance: Full-time

Year 1

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  • This programme has the following designated alternative programmes (DAPs):
  • 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:
SP50254 Foundations of international development 6 Credits
SP50269 Critical skills for international development and policy research 6 Credits
Optional Units: Select 3 units from the following list:
  • SP50216 is compulsory for students without a first degree in Economics or a related subject;
  • SP50217 is compulsory for students without a first degree in Sociology or Anthropology;
  • SP50218 is compulsory for students without a first degree in Politics, International Relations or a related subject.
SP50216 Economics for international development 6 Credits
SP50217 Sociology & social anthropology of development 6 Credits
SP50218 Policy & politics of developing countries 6 Credits
ZZ50001 Director of Studies approved unit 6 Credits

Semester 2: Taught Units

Compulsory Units:
SP50219 Academic research skills and dissertation preparation 6 Credits
Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
SP50235 Contemporary issues in South Asian development 6 Credits
SP50236 Contemporary issues in African development 6 Credits
SP50237 Latin America regional research specialism 6 Credits
Optional Units: Select a minimum of 18 and a maximum of 24 credits from the following list:
ED50489 Education and international development for IEG 12 Credits
SP40215 Critical issues in social development 6 Credits
SP50220 Management of development (MID) 6 Credits
SP50221 International development extended essay (MID) 6 Credits
SP50225 Political economy of globalisation 6 Credits
SP50226 World politics: conflict, security & development 6 Credits
SP50227 Natural resources and sustainability 6 Credits
SP50231 Ethics and public policy 6 Credits
SP50242 Wellbeing assessment in public policy and development practice 6 Credits
ZZ50005 Director of Studies approved unit 6 Credits

Dissertation Period: Project/Dissertation Units

Compulsory Units:
SP50222 International development: Masters dissertation 30 Credits

* This programme catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that later years of a programme will be in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be 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.