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The field of International Development is the attempt to understand and to shape processes of social and economic change in order to reduce poverty and to create a better life for poorer people, and the countries where they live. It combines social-science approaches from disciplines such as economics, politics, sociology and demography. It also requires an understanding of global processes of economics and politics as well as more local, national, and sub-national processes. Although the subject matter of development’ has existed for over 50years, there is a consensus now that this field should be redefined and entitled ‘International Development’ as it tackles issues on an international as well as a national level. Typical themes of International Development include poverty alleviation, economic growth; aid and assistance; the management of local and global environmental problems and the political economy of social change. It also covers the processes of democratization inside countries and within international development organizations.

 

Degree Structure

Standard Route

100 Courses

DV1171 Introduction to international development
Three courses chosen from:
• EC1002 Introduction to economics
• GY1009 Human geography
• IR1011 Introduction to international relations
• SC1179 Contemporary sociology in a global age
• ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) and
• MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course)

200 and 300 Courses

DV3165 Development management
GY2109 Geographies of development
Two courses chosen from:
• DV2169 Economic policy analysis in international development
• EC2065 Macroeconomics
• EC2066 Microeconomics
• GY2164 Economic geography
• IR3026 International political economy
• SC3160 Population and society
Two courses chosen from:
• EC3044 Economics of development
• DV3162 Complex emergencies and humanitarian responses
• DV3166 Global environmental problems and politics
One 300 course from Selection groups D, E, G, IR or S
One course (or two half courses) from any Selection group

 

Graduate Entry Route

100 Courses

DV1171 Introduction to international development
Three courses chosen from:
• EC1002 Introduction to economics
• GY1009 Human geography
• IR1011 Introduction to international relations
• SC1179 Contemporary sociology in a global age
• ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) and
• MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course)

200 and 300 Courses

DV3165 Development management
GY2109 Geographies of development
Two courses chosen from:
• DV2169 Economic policy analysis in international development
• EC2065 Macroeconomics
• EC2066 Microeconomics
• GY2164 Economic geography
• IR3026 International political economy
• SC3160 Population and society
EC3044 Economics of development or DV3162 Complex emergencies and humanitarian
responses or DV3166 Global environmental problems and politics

 

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