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MSc in Local Economic Development

Programme Code: TMLED

Department: Geography & Environment

For students starting this programme of study in 2018/19

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree (four units)
Exam sub-board local rules

Full-year programme. Students must take courses to the value of three full units as shown and a dissertation (1 unit). A total of 4 units.

Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and may be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.


Course number, title (unit value)

Papers 1 & 2

GY404 Local Economic Development: Jobs, Poverty, Policy (0.5) #


GY410 Economics of Local and Regional Development (0.5)


GY413 Regional Development and Policy (0.5) #


GY415 Local Capacity and Economic Development Policy (0.5)

Paper 3

Courses to the value of 1.0 unit(s) from the following:


EU434 The Political Economy of Southeast Europe (0.5) #  (withdrawn 2018/19)


EU439 Political and Fiscal Integration and Disintegration in EU Member States (0.5)


EU477 Labour Markets and the Political Economy of Employment in Europe (0.5) #  (not available 2018/19)


GY400 The Economics of Urbanisation (0.5) #


GY420 Environmental Regulation: Implementing Policy (1.0)


GY428 Applied Quantitative Methods (0.5) #


GY431 Cities, People and Poverty in the South (0.5) #


GY438 Cities and Social Change in East Asia (0.5) #


GY447 The Economics of Regional and Urban Planning (0.5) #


GY455 Economic Appraisal and Valuation (0.5)


GY460 Techniques of Spatial Economic Analysis (0.5) #


GY465 Concepts in Environmental Regulation (0.5)


GY470 Urban Africa (0.5)


GY475 Issues in Environmental Governance (0.5)


GY480 Remaking China: Geographical aspects of Development and Disparity (0.5) #  (not available 2018/19)


MY452 Applied Regression Analysis (0.5) #


A relevant course from another programme as approved by the Programme Director.

Paper 4

GY499 Dissertation (1.0)

# means there may be prerequisites for this course. Please view the course guide for more information.

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