Master; Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton What will future health and agricultural systems look like? Who will benefit from genetically modified crops or new vaccines? With climate change, will there be enough water for people to survive the twenty-first century? What are the implications of global pandemics of HIV/AIDS or bird flu? What does a global knowledge economy and society mean?
Focusing on such pressing practical and policy questions in health, environment and agriculture, this programme provides students with a solid grounding in development concepts and theories, in combination with an understanding of the politics and governance of scientific knowledge and policy processes. Through exploring a combination of theoretical and practical perspectives, the course asks how science and technology can contribute to poverty reduction, social justice and environmental sustainability in the developing world.
The programme, hosted by the IDS Knowledge, Technology and Society (KNOTS) Team, is linked to a new IDS-SPRU (Science and Technology Policy Research) research centre called Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability (STEPS). Throughout the programme students work closely with individual supervisors from the KNOTS team, which encompasses a wide range of disciplinary and professional backgrounds, all with extensive experience in the developing world.
Type of recognition: IAC/EADI cluster accreditation;
Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton, United Kingdom