Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking & Practice
This information is for the 2018/19 session.
Prof Duncan Green, Prof Edwin Brett and Prof James Putzel
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 available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
It is a compulsory course for all ID students.
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 or research institutes will speak to students about a “hot topic” in development policy and research work and how their organisation uses research and for what purposes. Previous speakers have included senior economists, serving and former Government Ministers, NGO chief executives and senior staff, innovative academic researchers and consultants, among others.
18 hours of lectures in the MT. 20 hours of lectures in the LT.
Lectures followed by open discussion and debate. There will be a reading week in Week 6.
This course is not assessed
Department: International Development
Total students 2017/18: 261
Average class size 2017/18: Unavailable
Controlled access 2017/18: No
Lecture capture used 2017/18: Yes (MT & LT)
Value: Non-credit bearing