University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Disability and Global Development

This programme combines a broad interdisciplinary insight into development theories and strategies with knowledge and skills relating to disability studies; students follow the common core programme and option modules which deepen knowledge across the areas of both development and disability, and include project and research skills in the context of developing countries and with respect to disability issues, social policy, politics and disabled people.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree in a social science discipline or equivalent professional qualification; relevant work experience also taken into account; applicants who have narrowly missed securing a 2.1 degree, may be considered on their individual merits; overseas applicants must meet specific requirements for English language; these are subject to periodic review.

Course modules

Core modules: Debates on disability theory and research; disability and development; disability and global development dissertation; global inequalities and development; optional modules: global genders; conflict, complex emergencies and global governance; democracy and development; gender, globalisation and development; political economy of resources and development; rural development: theoretical and policy issues; other wars: conflict in a gendered perspective; the EU and the developing world; political transitions in south east Asia; development management techniques; research methodology for development; social policy, politics and disabled people; from conception to the grave: health in a global context; 'race', identity and culture in the black Atlantic.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,900 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 2,875 per Academic year (home fees) 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