London, United Kingdom

Making Policy in International Development

when 7 November 2019 - 7 November 2019
language English
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 2100

There are more than 750 million people living on islands, from the densely populated urban centres of the Philippines and Hawaii’s to the atolls and archipelagos of the Caribbean, Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean. Climate change is a global challenge that requires locally designed interventions and action. Islands are at the front line of the effects of climate change. Key challenges: rising temperature and sea levels, lack of fresh water supply, plastic pollution, sewage blockages, high number of tourists in season time, dependence on fossil fuels imports and high prices.

Course leader

Dr. Adam Harris received a Ph.D. in Political Science from New York University in the Spring of 2015. Prior to joining the Department of Political Science at UCL as a Lecturer in Development Politics, he was a post-doctoral research fellow with the Govern

Target group

This is a level one module (equivalent to first year undergraduate). No prior subject knowledge is required to study this module but students are expected to have a keen interest in the subject area.

Course aim

The main objective of the module is to introduce students to the main debates in the political economy of
development field and the various strategies and policies to promote development. Over the duration of the
course, students will learn to critically apply different theoretical perspectives and empirical findings on
development to a range of contemporary substantive issues that are relevant to international public policy and
development. Importantly, students should leave the course with a set of possible policy responses to the core
challenges to development in the world today.

Credits info

7.5 EC
15 UCL credits, 7.5 ECTS, 4 US

Fee info

GBP 2100: There is a built-in tuition fee discount for students studying for 6 weeks (2 modules).
GBP 1100: Accommodation (optional) costs approx. £1100 per 3-week Session.