Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London

Global Development Futures

This programme offers students the chance to explore alternative future possibilities for international development in theory and practice. Combining thinking on development, economic geography, political economy, labour studies and social change, it helps students explore the multiple connections (and disconnections) between countries of the Global North and Global South. At the heart of this alternative development agenda, students are encouraged to challenge the common use of Western historical experiences and categories as the universal templates against which the rest of the world is measured and found lacking. Instead, students 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.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree or higher in a relevant subject from a UK university (or an equivalent international qualification), together with 2 supportive references, at least 1 of which must be academic. Relevant work experience may also be taken into account. Candidates are expected to have good English language ability and to meet the standard of the IELTS, or equivalent, at a level of 7.0. It is not necessary to have a 1st degree in geography and we welcome applicants from different backgrounds in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Geographical thought and practice; re-theorising development futures; option modules: researching development in practice (Mumbai unbound); migration and mobilities; global working lives; democracy, rights and citizenship.

Assessment methods

Assessment on each of the modules is through a variety of coursework assignments ranging from extended essays to reviews.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time GBP 6,450 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 13,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 6,450 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 6,450 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 6,450 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Part-time GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

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