Aid and Development Cooperation (L2149)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

In this module, you will explore historical and current factors that shape aid and development cooperation policy and practice, with a particular focus on the current drive for decolonisation and localisation.

Institutions covered will include:

  • the multilateral development banks and the United Nations agencies
  • official bilateral agencies, including so called 'emerging' donors
  • the widening range of private and non-governmental actors.


79%: Lecture
21%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 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.


This module is offered on the following courses: