Feminist Approaches on Global Development, Resistance and Transformation (001ID7)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

This course aims to provide an overview of what it means to be a feminist, and how feminism can help you better understand global development. We will do this by learning about different feminist approaches and applying them to a variety of development issues. 

We will achieve this by:

  • analysing how development is traditionally understood and the dominant discourses of development
  • analysing  the problems with these discourses
  • looking at how these discourses are being challenged by feminist approaches
  • considering whether, and how, these approaches can be used in (more) transformative ways.


100%: Practical (Workshop)


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

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 267 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.