Political Economy Perspectives on Development (947M9)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

On this module, you will start to ‘think politically’ about major development issues.

You'll think more comprehensively about the ways in which politics  (the pursuit of power and the institutions through which its organised) affects public policies in the development field.

There's an emphasis on questions of governance. For example, the challenge of making the world a better place by producing the collective goods and services that people cannot provide individually or access through markets.


100%: Seminar (Class)


100%: Coursework (Essay, Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 44 hours of contact time and about 256 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.