Global Development Paradigms, Policy and Politics (L2132)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

This module gives you an overview of international development and provides some of the foundations for subsequent development modules.

You'll also look at debates around aid, development and social change.

You will consider what the term "development" means, exploring varied interpretations and the different practices associated with it.

You'll then looks at trends in development thinking, and from there identify ideas and actors who have been influential in shaping international development thinking, policy and practice.

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 20 hours of contact time and about 130 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.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: