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, this programme explores 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 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.

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.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Geographical thought and practice; introduction to social science research (qualitative methods); re-theorising development futures.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 7,950 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 14,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MRes Part-time £ 3,975 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MRes Part-time £ 7,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Mile End Tower Hamlets E1 4NS South East

Key information

Postgraduate Admission Enquiries
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