University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Africa and Development

This programme combines development studies with an interdisciplinary focus on Africa. It provides an advanced understanding of the African cultural, political and historical circumstances which have been formative in the constitution of development studies as a field, and which have shaped the impact of development interventions in the continent. This programme is ideal for those who wish to pursue careers in international development, as well as students planning to pursue doctoral research on aspects of development in Africa. Africa is one of the most important sites of international development interventions, and historically the site where much of the academic discipline of development studies was forged. This programme draws on the expertise of the University's Department of African Studies and Anthropology (DASA) and International Development Department (IDD) to provide an in-depth exploration of the relationship between development studies and Africa.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree in humanities, social science or another relevant subject, normally of an Upper 2nd Class standard. Relevant equivalent study and/or experience will also be accepted.

Course modules

Core modules: Critical approaches to development; livelihoods and development in Africa; 4 optional modules.

Assessment methods

A 15,000-word dissertation which combines interdisciplinary African studies with development studies.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,290 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,290 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,140 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,290 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,290 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,290 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,645 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,645 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,645 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,645 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,645 per Year 1 (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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