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University SOAS University of London
Degree type Master
Academic title M.Sc. Master of Science
Location United Kingdom
Methodology online
Commitment Full time, Part time
Duration 12-24 months
Tuition fee GBP 13,360 – 22,840
Deadline 1. September 2022
Language English

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This masters programme builds upon the strength of SOAS’ expertise in the field of violence and conflict and provides analytical training on the challenges of contemporary humanitarian aid provision. The programme will present you with a history of the architecture of aid in humanitarian contexts and engages with a set of debates relating to the political and logistical challenges to humanitarian aid, and the critiques that have been made of it.

Course Syllabus

You will study 180 credits comprised of 120 taught credits (including core, compulsory and optional modules) and a 60 credit dissertation.

Core Module
Humanitarianism: Challenges & Critiques

Students also take ONE of the following compulsory modules:

Political Economy of Violence, Conflict and Development
Migration and Development

Optional Modules (subject to availability)
Agrarian Development, Food Policy and Rural Poverty
Aid and Development
Battlefields of Method: Approaches to International Development Research
Borders and Development
Cities and Development
Civil society, social movements and the development process
Development Practice
Environment, Governance and Development
Energy Transition, Nature, and Development in a Time of Climate Change
Fundamentals of research methods for Development Studies
Gender and Development
Issues in Forced Migration
Marxist Political Economy and Global Development
Migration and Policy
Natural resources, development and change: putting critical analysis into practice
Neoliberalism, Democracy and Global Development
Problems of Development in the Middle East and North Africa
The Working Poor and Development
Migrant Labour in the Global Economy
Water and Development:Conflict and Governance
Water Resources: Justice and Governance

Admission Requirements

2:2 degree (or international equivalent) or higher. In addition to degree classification we take into account other elements of the application including your experience, supporting statement and references.

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