Africa and Development MA

University of Sussex

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Course Summary

This course is combine development theory and practice with an in-depth understanding of African political and cultural dynamics. You will gain a grounding in the specific issues that development work in African contexts demands. You will receive applied and theoretical training in development and explore interdisciplinary debates about African politics, society and ethnography. Most modules are assessed through term papers. You also write a 10,000-word dissertation, or a dissertation with placement. The dissertation with placement gives you the opportunity to gain work and research experience with grass roots African organisations or international agencies in Africa. This degree prepares you for careers in development work in African contexts and acts as a pathway for a PhD.

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£8,500 per year

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The University of Sussex is a research-intensive campus university adjacent to the vibrant city of Brighton & Hove on the UK's south coast. With an excellent international reputation, the university welcomes spirited students who want to study in a creative and intellectually challenging environment. Students are encouraged to open their mind, deepen their knowledge and leave their mark on the world.


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