London, United Kingdom

Making Policy in International Development

online course
when 5 July 2021 - 23 July 2021
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 2165

This module deals with the empirical reality, theory, and current governance problems of development, poverty, and inequality. Specifically, throughout the course we will investigate the influence of colonialism, state capacity, regime type, war and conflict, accountability, social structures, and corruption on development. This course engages with both economic theory regarding development and political science research that highlights the challenges to implementing the policies that would lead to economic development. We take these theories and use to them to then think about and develop research-informed policies that promote development.

Course leader

Dr. Adam Harris

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

Upon successful completion of this module, students will:

Have gained an understanding of and be able to explain economic and political science theories of development
Be able to explain the origins of today’s major development challenges
Be able to describe and analyse the development challenges and possible solutions to these challenges in a country of their choosing
Have developed the ability to read, understand, and even apply the cutting-edge approaches to development
Be able to critically assess various policy proposals and design their own

Credits info

7.5 EC
15 UCL credits, 7.5 ECTS, 4 US

Fee info

GBP 2165: There is a built-in tuition fee discount for students studying for 6 weeks (2 modules).
GBP : Students are welcome to apply for accommodation at a UCL summer residence.

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