Development in Cities (985M9)
15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)
You learn how development in cities is critical for the delivery of Sustainable Development Goals.
You examine how:
- more than half of humanity lives in urban areas and poverty is urbanising
- cities are places of economic growth and opportunity
- urbanisation is accompanied by rising inequalities, security and safety concerns and challenges to sustainability.
You look at key concepts and challenges, and the necessity to understand cities as quantitatively and qualitatively different from, but closely connected to, the rural contexts for which much of the traditional development approaches have been devised.
You learn the key frameworks for understanding and learning about the unique challenges of development in cities.
Teaching and assessment
We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 18 hours of contact time and about 132 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, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional.