Queen Mary, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme offers students the chance to explore alternative future possibilities for international development in theory and practice. Combining thinking on development, economic geography, political economy, labour studies and social change, this programme explores the multiple connections (and disconnections) between countries of the Global North and Global South. At the heart of this alternative development agenda, students are encouraged to challenge the common use of Western historical experiences and categories as the universal templates against which the rest of the world is measured and found lacking. Instead, students will reconsider the diversity of populations, economies, urban centres, and governance practices in the Global South on their own terms ' and in so doing, step outside the conventional lenses of mainstream development theory and the international policies they inform.

Course Modules

Compulsory modules: Geographical thought and practice; introduction to social science research (qualitative methods); re'theorising development futures.

Course Additional Entry

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree or higher in a relevant subject from a UK university (or an equivalent international qualification), together with 2 supportive references, at least 1 of which must be academic. Relevant work experience may also be taken into account. Candidates are expected to have good English language ability and to meet the standard of the IELTS, or equivalent, at a level of 7.0.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MRes £14,400  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MRes £7,950  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MRes £7,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MRes £3,975  Academic year. First year home fees