The last thirty years have seen major changes in our understanding of social and economic change, transition and development. These complex processes are situated in a system of global interconnections and influences and require considerable attention to the specifics of local situations and circumstances. On the MA Development Practice course, you will gain critical perspectives on these changes, and learn how to effectively contribute to future developments.
Because of this tension between the global and the local, subtle understanding of the interplay of social, cultural, political and economic variables is required, involving various actors and agents including states, international organisations (UN, FAO, WHO, ILO, IFAD, UNICEF, UNESCO, UNRISD, WIDER, WFP), the multilateral and bilateral aid agencies (World Bank, DFID, SIDA), NGOs (Oxfam, Action Aid, Transparency International and others), social movements (World Economic Forum, World Summit on Social Development) and the private sector in any particular context. The course curriculum includes intensive treatment of all these issues.
Over the year, and across two central Critical Issues modules, you’ll develop a rigorous and deep critique of the ways NGOs and other agencies work, and the political contexts of development.
Practical issues are at the heart of this MA in Development Practice at University of East Anglia. For that reason you’ll also focus on the issues and challenges raised during project planning, management and implementation. You’ll work as part of a team with your fellow students to propose innovative solutions to classic development problems.
You will benefit from research-led teaching, ensuring you encounter the latest thinking in the field. Research in UEA’s School of International Development is focused on addressing contemporary challenges in developing and transition economies via disciplinary and multi-interdisciplinary approaches.
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- Critical Issues in Development Practice
- Development Perspectives
- Ma in Development Practice:exam
- Development Work Placement
- 12 months
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DisciplinesInternational Development Sustainable Development View 216 other Masters in Sustainable Development in United Kingdom
- Degree Subject Any good first degree
- Degree Classification 2.1 or equivalent
Applicants should normally have a good undergraduate degree from a recognised higher education institution. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant.
It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Applicants who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on their attaining a particular class of degree.
International16100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 16100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA7500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.