Development Studies at King's College London, University of London - UCAS

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Course summary

With this Development Studies MA you will be encouraged to reflect directly on how questions of social justice should be connected to the theory and practice of development, and in relation to race, class, gender and other identities. You’ll use this concept of social justice to investigate the legitimacy of power relations that shape social, political, and economic inequalities between different regions, states, groups and individuals. You will study the politics of development itself, and be empowered to find and advance alternative ways of using development practice to create a better and more just world. The vision for this MA draws on the original idea underpinning liberal arts degrees - to liberate students from the constraints of contemporary social structures and cultural practices by fostering critical understanding of the present, familiarity with social worlds in other times and places, and scope to imagine and create new social institutions and practices. The benefit of this being for a more inclusive, equal and sustainable future. Key benefits

  • Learn how to help create a better, more just world. Our innovative and multi-disciplinary curriculum not found elsewhere in the UK, enables students to focus on social sciences in relation to development, social justice, and sustainability.
  • Study across a wide range of topics, exploring the key development issues and relationships that exist between gender, race, class, education, global politics, and the economy. Our programme enables you to shape your degree according to your areas of interest to help create new models of development to foster a socially just and sustainable future for all.
  • Work with academics who are world-leading in their fields to learn how to apply critical development theories to build better and more effective practices for social justice.
  • Study in a friendly and supportive Department, located by the Thames in the heart of London.
  • You won’t just learn the theory – we will empower you with practical, technical skills that will be easily applied to real world situations and highly sought after by employers.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:1 undergraduate Bachelor’s (honours) degree If you have a lower degree classification, or a degree in an unrelated subject, your application may be considered if you can demonstrate significant relevant work experience, or offer a related graduate qualification (such as a Masters or PGDip). A bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours in related subjects as international development, politics, economics or other social science or regional studies. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above across all years of study, in the UK marking scheme.

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Development Studies at King's College London, University of London - UCAS