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This MSc equips students with the analytical, methodological and practical expertise needed to positively contribute to development in countries with which they are actively involved. Students acquire the tools necessary to respond to a diverse range of problems including productive capacity, intersectoral integration, economic and social diversification, and self-sufficiency. What and how will I learn? Students develop the ability to analyse the development process and to formulate appropriate policies for meeting development goals. The field trip, conducted in a developing country, provides the opportunity to study the problems addressed in development, and the cultural, administrative and institutional context in which decisions are made. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of three core courses (90 credits), optional courses (30 credits) and a development and planning report (60 credits). A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time nine months) is offered. Core Modules Management and Planning for Development: International and National Dimensions Development in Practice EITHER: Political Economy of Development Land, Food and Agriculture OR: Political Economy of Development: Industrialisation & Infrastructure Dissertationreport All MSc students submit a 10,000 word report on a topic related to the main themes of the programme. The topic can be chosen to enhance career development or for its inherent interest. Options Transforming Local Areas: Urban Design for Development Housing Policy, Programme and Project Alternatives Disaster Risk Reduction in Cities Gender in Policy and Planning Urban Agriculture Adapting Cities to Climate Change in the Global South Political Economy for Development: Land, Food and Agriculture The Political Ecology of Environmental Change Social Development and Poverty Reduction: From theory to Practice Urban Development and Economics Socially Sensitive Development in Practice The City and Its Relations Urban Development Policy, Planning and Management Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.ukdpucoursesmastersmsc_DAP The programme consists of reading, essay writing and individual and group project work, in the context of lectures, seminars, workshops, case study analysis, and a fieldtrip abroad. In recent years fieldtrip destinations have included Ghana and Egypt. Student performance is assessed through coursework, unseen examinations and a final dissertation report. Why should I study this degree at UCL? The Development Planning Unit at UCL is an international centre concerned with promoting sustainable forms of development, understanding rapid urbanisation and encouraging innovation in the policy, planning and management responses to the economic, social and environmental development of cities and regions, especially in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Its programmes are supported by international agencies and by national and provincial governments. This MSc examines and analyses the theory and practice of development administration at international, national and regional levels to provide participants with an understanding of the processes generating social change and with the skills and abilities to respond. Your future career Graduates are engaged in a diversity of professional activities, including local, regional and national government, consultancy firms, national and international NGOs, United Nations programmes and international aid agencies. A small proportion of graduates pursue advanced research degrees while several work as academics in reputed universities or as independent consultants. Recent graduates are employed at organisations including: Asian Development Bank, American Refugee Committee, Canon Collins Trust for Southern Africa, Medical Research Council (Uganda), North-West Frontier Province (Pakistan), UNESCO United Nations, Economic Commission for Africa, United Nations Relief and Works A
This MSc equips students with the analytical, methodological and practical expertise needed to positively contribute to development in countries with which they are actively involved. Students acquire the tools necessary to respond to a diverse range of problems including productive capacity, intersectoral integration, economic and social diversification, and self-sufficiency. What and how will I learn? Students develop the ability to analyse the development process and to formulate approp...