Global Development Challenges and Innovation (AF002)
15 credits, Level 4
Through a mix of interactive lectures and workshops, this module introduces you to two related areas of development: global challenges, and innovative responses to these challenges.
Global challenges are presented through lectures by experts in their field. You will explore how problems are defined, measured and recorded.
You will also look at international development processes (SDGs and MDGs) to understand how corresponding actions are determined across scale, from global to local level.
Workshops following each lecture introduce you to a range of innovative responses to the challenge discussed. And you work in groups to develop an in-depth understanding of a specific country’s response to the challenge outlined in the previous week’s lecture. In these groups, you draw on multimedia resources and your own creativity to explore:
- how responses are developed and by whom
- how they are financed and communicated
- how support is mobilised
- and different ways to measure their success or failure.
20%: Coursework (Project)
80%: Written assessment (Essay)
Contact hours and workload
This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 22 hours of contact time and 128 hours of independent study.
This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. 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.