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MA Politics, Development and the Global South

Goldsmiths, University of London

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Goldsmiths, University of London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This degree examines how 21st century ‘development’ has become a site of struggle, one where new forms of politics and theory have emerged.

Why study MA Politics, Development and the Global South?

  • This degree responds to a need for a fresh, innovative approach to the study and pursuit of development, which has grown from major changes in recent decades – for example the emergence of new geopolitical powers on the international stage, growing challenges to neoliberal dogmas, heightened concern with increasing global inequality, and the recognition of the danger of ecological devastation.
  • You will study the Global South as a producer of theory, and as a site where novel forms of political struggle are emerging. You’ll gain an understanding of the relationship between discourses of development and specific issues, such as gender, ecology and sexuality.
  • The MA reflects Goldsmiths’ interdisciplinary academic spirit, drawing on expertise in the Centre for Postcolonial Studies, the Department of Politics and International Relations, and other departments from across the university.
  • You will be able to choose options from a wide range of modules across the Department of Politics and International Relations, Anthropology, Media, Communications and Cultural Studies, and Sociology ­– so you can tailor your degree to your own interests and aspirations, and get the most out of your time at Goldsmiths.
  • You will learn from scholars with an international reputation across a diverse range of research and area specialisms including Latin America, India, China, Japan, the Middle East and Africa.
  • Alongside the core modules, you’ll also gain insight into development as a career through a series of industry and activist seminars. You’ll have the opportunity to shape the speakers, format and content of these events to explore different facets of development, such as politics, activism, policy, journalism, charities, consultancy and NGOs.

Careers

You will consider a range of debates and approaches that are pertinent to the development sector, and so this is an ideal programme for anyone thinking of pursuing a career in this area – whether you’re interested in working for high profile charities, grass-roots organisations, social enterprises, or global activism. It’s also an ideal foundation for a career in research or policy, or if you’re thinking of pursuing a research degree in the future.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 16,120per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Goldsmiths, University of London

  • University League Table

    68th

  • Campus address

    Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, Lewisham, SE14 6NW, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    74th out of 85 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    109 50%

    60th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54 54%

    69th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%

    69th

    10

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