Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath (CDS) Learn about global development from a heterodox economics perspective, and gain the skills to work in economic and development policy and practice. This course addresses the contemporary challenges of global development, utilising core economic concepts, theories and methods. Rooted in real-world practical and policy challenges, the course is founded on Bath’s longstanding engagement in international development and applied economic analysis. It uses innovative learning approaches to promote in-depth investigation of cases and issues, drawing links across global, regional, national and local scales. We offer you the opportunity of a placement-based research project, providing hands-on experience to complement campus-based learning.
The course is ideal if you’re a recent graduate who wants to pursue a career in international development as an economic analyst. It is also suitable if you’re an established professional wishing to deepen your knowledge and critical understanding of international development from an economics and broader social science perspective.
You will leave the course with:
- in-depth and interdisciplinary understanding of the theories and concepts that underpin contemporary global development issues
- a critical understanding of economic theory and development policy and practice, including from the perspective of heterodox and social economics
- practical skills in research, policy analysis and communications, and their application in the field of international development
- rich experience of working with people from a wide range of disciplinary, professional and national backgrounds
Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath (CDS), United Kingdom