Master; Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton The global economy has experienced unprecedented shifts in economic power from West to East, rapid technological transformation amid increasing turbulence and deep inequalities between and within countries. As globalisation evolves the private sector is emerging as a critical actor in development. Businesses are the driving force for the economy and can help to promote sustainable economic growth and reduce poverty. Understanding the key challenges of globalisation, the role of businesses in achieving sustainable development and how development agencies should engage with them are the key objectives of this MA programme.
Students will learn the analytical and practical skills needed to understand globalisation processes, the role of business in development and how policy makers and policy can interact with businesses to promote development. The programme will provide an insight into the ramifications of globalisation and the policies needed to positively manage these as well as an in-depth understanding of the relationship between business, development and economic growth.
The programme provides an innovative mix of teaching methods that combines conventional lectures and workshops as well as interactions with people from business, the public sector, NGOs and international organisations.
Applicants with experience or knowledge of private-sector engagement are welcome to apply. Type of recognition: IAC/EADI cluster accreditation;
Master; Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton The MA Participation, Power and Social Change (MAP) is a unique programme providing experienced development workers and social activists with the opportunity to critically reflect on their practice and develop their knowledge and skills while continuing to work or volunteer for most of this period.
The MA combines academic study, practical experience and personal reflection. Students carry out an action research project related to their work, inquiring into the challenges of participation and power relations, reflecting on their actions and assumptions, and exploring what it means to facilitate change. Type of recognition: IAC/EADI cluster accreditation;