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MACities and Global Development

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The largest and fastest-growing cities in the world are in low and middle-income countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

This new course explores the urban development and planning challenges faced by governments and people in these regions and provides you with the analytical and practical tools to address them.

The MA uses cutting-edge theories in both urban and development studies to engage with changes in the Global South, including: the globalisation of production and consumption, rapid urbanisation, environmental change and the spread of new forms of governance.

Optional modules include a team-based student consultancy project for an external client in the field of international urban development.

There’s also a field class in the Global South.

The course is suitable for recent graduates and those with professional experience. It’s excellent preparation for careers (or further research) in international development, urban governance, planning and environmental policy focused on the Global South.

Programme structure

Core modules

Autumn semester:
Theorising the City in the Global South
Urban Development in the Global South
Ideas and Practice in International Development
Research Methods

Spring semester:
Urban Design in the Global South
International Field Class

Optional modules

These include:
International Development Consultancy Project
Sustainable Development: A Critical Perspective
Managing Cities: The Seoul Case Study
Public Participation
Regional Policy and Governance


Computer workshops



Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States