University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Global Development and Africa

This programme provides students with up-to-date knowledge and an in-depth understanding of key contemporary debates about Africa's politics, culture, society and sustainable development; the course gives students the opportunity to survey the analytical approaches to the study of Africa's political economy and culture, and examine competing perspectives on core themes in Africa's development experience; students investigate the major debates in environmental sustainability and agricultural development, and analyse the comparative experiences to be found within Africa, and between Africa and other developing regions.

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 the natural sciences, humanities or languages considered on an individual basis.

Course modules

Core modules: Africa in the contemporary world; global inequalities and development; global development and Africa dissertation. Optional modules: Conflict, complex emergencies and global governance; democracy and development; education in development; gender, globalisation and development; political economy of resources development; capitalism and crisis; rural development: theoretical and policy issues; the EU and the developing world; environmental politics and policy; global justice; development management techniques; research methodology for development; religions and global development.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

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

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School of Politics and International Studies
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