You will consider alternative future possibilities for international development in theory and practice, combining cutting-edge thinking on global development, economic geography, political economy, labour studies, globalisation and social change.
- Gain a detailed understanding of development practices and experiences within different sites and spaces of the Global North and South
- Gain insights into globalisation, migration studies, global politics as well as global urban justice development practice
- Engage with leading academics in the School of Geography's world-leading Economy, Development and Social Justice research theme
- Develop field-based research skills through a field trip to Mumbai or Malaysia
- An MRes version of this course is also available
What you'll study
You will be encouraged to challenge the common use of Western historical experiences and categories. Instead, you will reconsider the diversity of populations, economies, urban centres, and governance practices in the Global South on their own terms – and in so doing, step outside the conventional lenses of mainstream development theory and the international policies they inform.
Your studies will encourage you to examine these realities in light of the contrasts and continuities between the Global North and South and critically assess the strengths and weaknesses of different theoretical approaches to studying international development futures.
You will be able to extend your understanding of these topics through an optional field trip to Mumbai or Malaysia. You will also be able to develop your research skills and experiences by undertaking an independent research project and fieldwork. This will be supported by research training as well as one-to-one tailored supervision from experienced researchers.
You will have the opportunity to attend weekly research seminars and research framework sessions with top-level academic researchers.
This Global Development programme at Queen Mary University of London also offers students the opportunity to undertake an unpaid graduate internship with London International Development Centre (LIDC) while studying. LIDC will take on up to 4 Masters students as interns per year. Learn more here.
- Geographical Thought and Practice
- Retheorising Development Futures
- Advanced readings
- Global Working Lives
- Migration and Mobilities
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesGeography International Development Sustainable Development View 279 other Masters in Sustainable Development in United Kingdom
- A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in a relevant subject.
- Candidates that do not currently meet the set entry requirements may also have the option to study the Graduate Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences. Meeting the required grades on completion of this programme will provide a pathway to study MA Global Development.
International20750 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20750 GBP per year during 12 months.
National10950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10950 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part-Time (The course fee is charged per annum for 2 years)
- UK: £5,500
- International: £10,400
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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