Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Geographies of Development and Inequality

Module L7006

Module details for 2016/17.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 4

Module Outline

The module examines the geography of development and the processes producing development and inequality from a global perspective. It looks at globalisation and the global integration of economies and societies, the geography of the creation and distribution of wealth and income and the processes that drive them at a global scale and in developed (Europe) and developing (East Asia and China) parts of the world. It examines the theories that geographers have developed to explain the changing map of development and considers the impact of public policies at a range of scales. It also aims to examine the linkages between places that compose a complex mosaic of development and inequality around the world.

Module learning outcomes

An understanding of the main contemporary debates concerning the relationship between globalisation, economic restructuring and urban and regional development

An understanding of the way in which the global economic system operates and the position in it of particular urban and regional economies

The ability to recognise the diversity of local responses to globalisation processes and the processes underlying these responses

The ability to synthesise, discuss and present both quantitative and qualitative empirical and theoretical material related to development and inequality

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
Group PresentationT2 Week 12 (10 minutes)100.00%
Seen ExaminationSemester 2 Assessment75.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Spring SemesterLecture2 hours000000000001
Spring SemesterSeminar1 hour111111111011
Spring SemesterLecture1 hour222222222022

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Dr John Barlow

Assess convenor

Miss Emilia Roycroft

Assess convenor

Dr Daniel Haberly


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