Global Development Paradigms, Policy and Politics (L2132)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

This module gives you an overview of international development and provides some of the foundations for subsequent development modules.

You'll also look at debates around aid, development and social change.

You will consider what the term "development" means, exploring varied interpretations and the different practices associated with it.

You'll then looks at trends in development thinking, and from there identify ideas and actors who have been influential in shaping international development thinking, policy and practice.

Teaching

100%: Lecture

Assessment

25%: Coursework (Essay)
75%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 25 hours of contact time and 125 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2018/19. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: