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Globalisation and Development MSc

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  • Objectives
    To provide a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics of globalisation, and of the economic, social and political dimensions of globalisation and development To provide the intellectual skills needed to analyse globalisation and development issues To provide an appreciation of the policy issues associated with globalisation and its impacts on development
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements: Applicants should have a good first degree (minimum 2:1 or equivalent) in a relevant discipline from an approved university. Admission of candidates who do not meet this criterion may be approved if satisfactory evidence of postgraduate study, research or professional experience can be provided.
  • Academic Title
    Globalisation and Development MSc
  • Course description
    Course description

    The multi-faceted economic, social and political processes for which `globalisation' is now the shorthand have transformed relations between and within all countries and present new challenges for achieving sustainable development in the poorer countries of the world.  The dramatic growth in cross-border flows of trade and investment, combined with the communications revolution, has affected fundamentally the ways in which 'developed' and `developing' countries relate to each other. While offering new opportunities for raising living standards worldwide, globalisation also seems to have compounded experiences of uneven development. These changes are of sufficient significance to require a fundamental shift in our analytical and policy approaches to achieving national and international development goals.

    Special features

    An overseas field visit is an integral part of the programme. Previous visits have included Sri Lanka, Hong Kong and Mexico. The cost of the visit is included in the programme fee. In addition, participants may undertake research visits to government and non-government agencies as well as other universities within the UK.

    Module details

    Core course units typically include:

    Economic Development;

    Research Skills

    Transformations in the World Economy;

    and: Political Economy of Development or Politics and Development

    The remaining optional course units may include:  

    Growth and Development:Issues in China and India, Issues in Development Finance, Economic Analysis of the Public Sector, Public Sector Reform anmd Management, ICTs and Socio-Economic Development, Trade Policy and Development, International Finance for Development, Global Institutions, Trade Rules and Industrialisation, Industrial Competitiveness, Comparative Social Policy, Poverty and Livelihoods;Analysis, Policy and Action. 

    Availability of optional units may vary from year to year.

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