International development

Key Thinkers in Development

Module code: L2145
Level 4
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar
Assessment modes: Coursework

This module provides you with an introduction to some of the most important thinkers in international development. You’ll gain a broad historical overview of the evolution of development thinking by starting with key debates from the 18th and 19th centuries, moving to contemporary thinkers from diverse geographical regions, and supporting and critical texts.

The module’s aims and objectives are to provide you with a broad understanding of different approaches to development thinking, why they arose and their current applicability in the age of globalisation.

Module learning outcomes

  • An understanding of the key thinkers in the history of development studies