Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Rural Livelihoods in the Global South

Module F8017S

Module details for 2016/17.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

This module considers the varied nature of rural livelihood systems in developing countries. Students consider changes in livelihoods through livelihood diversification and migration, and the interconnectedness of the global and the local in causing change in rural societies. The module explores the impact of different agents of change on livelihoods. This will include the role of non-governmental organisations, the impact of modern biotechnology and the effects of trade on livelihoods, amongst other important examples. The module draws primarily (though by no means exclusively) on evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa and India.

Module learning outcomes

Knowledge of the varied nature of rural livelihood systems in developing countries.

An ability to critically assess the impact of different agents of change on livelihoods.

Knowledge and understanding of current debates in rural and social development, and policies to promote development.

An ability to reflect critically and continuously upon learning; identifying strengths and building upon them; identifying weaknesses and addressing them throughout the course.

Portfolio (7000 words)Semester 2 Assessment Week 1 Thu 16:00100.00%

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


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

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Dr Grace Carswell


Miss Emilia Roycroft

Assess convenor

Dr Fae Dussart

Assess convenor

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