UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This course equips students with the analytical, methodological and practical expertise needed to positively contribute to development in countries they are actively involved. Students acquire the tools necessary to respond to a diverse range of problems including productive capacity, intersectoral integration, economic and social diversification, and self'sufficiency.

Course Modules

Core modules: contemporary approaches to development management; development in practice; political economy of development; society and market: private agency for development. suggested optional modules: transforming local areas: urban design for development; housing policy, programme and project alternatives; disaster risk reduction in cities; gender in policy and planning; urban agriculture; adapting cities to climate change in the global south; political economy for development: land, food and agriculture; the political ecology of environmental change; social development and poverty reduction: from theory to practice; urban development and economics; socially sensitive development in practice; the city and its relations; urban development policy, planning and management; political economy of development: industrialisation and infrastructure; political economy of development: land, food and agriculture; neo'structuralism and the development state.

Course Additional Entry

The normal minimum qualifications are an upper 2nd Class UK Honours degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, or a lower 2nd Class UK Honours degree, or an equivalent overseas qualification, in a subject appropriate to the programme, plus relevant work experience. In rare cases, applicants with degrees below this standard will be considered if they have significant relevant professional experience. In all cases, successful applicants are expected to provide good references and a strong personal statement, which adequately demonstrate the applicant's interest in the topics addressed by this programme.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £20,740  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £12,840  Academic year. First year home fees
3 - 5 years
Variable
MSc (Postgraduate)
1 year
Full Time
PgDip
3 - 5 years
Variable
PgDip