Research Themes in International Development

This information is for the 2017/18 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Duncan Green


This course is compulsory on the MSc in African Development, MSc in Development Management, MSc in Development Studies, MSc in Health and International Development and MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies. This course is not available as an outside option.

It is a compulsory course for all ID students.

Course content

The objectives of the course are: a) to introduce students to the practical world of development which will both facilitate their `career paths’ and also prepare them for the consultancy projects by becoming more familiar with how such organisations think and work; b) to introduce students to the interface between policy practice and development academe. Each week speakers from different development organisations will speak to students about policy and research work in their organisation, how their organisation uses research and for what purposes, and some of the hot topics.


20 hours of lectures in the LT.


This course is not assessed

Student performance results

(2013/14 - 2015/16 combined)

Classification % of students
Distinction 15.2
Merit 50
Pass 28.8
Fail 6.1

Key facts

Department: International Development

Total students 2016/17: 291

Average class size 2016/17: Unavailable

Controlled access 2016/17: No

Lecture capture used 2016/17: Yes (LT)

Value: Non-credit bearing

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