University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Global Development and Political Economy of International Resources

This programme combines international politics, political economy and development studies in order to study the distribution of resources, both natural and human, in developing countries; the course allows students to pay particular attention to the relationships between global processes and national resource strategies and policies; students focus on the relationship between debates over resource use and political and economic change in the world economy.

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: Political economy of resources and development; global inequalities and development; dissertation in global development and political economy of international resources; optional modules include: Africa in the contemporary world; conflict, complex emergencies and global governance; democracy and development; democratisation and multi-party politics in Africa; education in development; famine and food security; gender, globalisation and development; capitalism and crisis; contemporary politics of the Middle East; political transitions in south east Asia; environmental politics and policy; international political economy; development management techniques; research methodology for development.


Qualification Study mode 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