You’ll learn about the experiences and viewpoints of people and nations of the Global South regarding development issues. You’ll also review strategies, programmes and policies in development, including organisations and donors promoting development, and assess the progress made by different development actors towards key international development goals.
You’ll explore debates and controversies at the centre of contemporary development challenges and analyse both the theories and realities of development, to understand the different approaches, practices and discourses involved.
You’ll gain a wide range of professional skills on top of your subject knowledge. You’ll have an understanding of project design and management in a development context, as well as being able to analyse quantitative and qualitative data. You’ll be able to construct clear arguments, critically assess different options for action, analyse policy documents, write research reports and give presentations. You’ll also be trained to make decisions in complex and unpredictable situations.
Our Global Development and International Political Economy programme at University of Leeds equips you for various career paths. Compatible careers include working in international development agencies, international organisations, governments, politics, NGOs, research organisations, policy making, companies, media, and academia.
Recent graduates have gone on to work in the UK and overseas in organisations such as the European Parliament; Raleigh International; Newsquest Media Group; Chamber of Commerce; International Children’s Trust and beyond. Many also pursue further study by commencing PhD research.
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- Global Inequalities and Development
- International Political Economy
- Engaging the Modern City: The Civic Researcher
- The Global Politics of Health
- Gender, Globalisation and Development
- Political Economy of Resources and Development
- The Politics of Brexit
- The Rise of China
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesEconomics International Development Political Science View 392 other Masters in Political Science in United Kingdom
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- A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or a non-UK equivalent in a social science, humanities, or other related discipline.
- Relevant experience will also be taken into account.
- English proficiency
- International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.
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If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.