University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Global Development

This programme is an introduction to the cross-disciplinary field of global development; it provides an overview of alternative theoretical approaches in the analysis of development, and examines their differing policy and practice implications, with a particular focus on low and mid-income country contexts; the course is an opportunity to learn about and analyse the major socio-economic and political changes that have characterised global development in recent decades; it offers debate and insight into topical issues in a rapidly changing field, combining theoretical analyses with detailed discussion of how theories and strategies affect people and impact on poverty and well being in specific local contexts.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree (upper 2nd Class or 1st Class) in a social science discipline, or an equivalent professional qualification; relevant experience will be taken into account; applicants with a good degree in natural sciences, humanities or languages considered on an individual basis.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0113 343 6843