This programme’s concentration on different economic and policy approaches to development is especially valuable for me and my career afterwards. It would not only grant me sensitivity to policy changes but also useful tools for analysis purposes. The practice module that conducts fieldwork in Uganda is of utmost importance for me, for it could show me how theoretical “development” fits into actual situations. I can also have a closer touch with local NGOs and understand how they operate under local regulations. I am especially fond of the programme’s focus on discovering how societies overcome poverty to create healthy, wealthy, and sustainable societies and why some persistently fail. This focus clicks with my vision of helping the poor and understanding why some poverty is so enduring.View more
The format of teaching was engaging and aided understanding, especially with site visits integrated into the modules and assessments which allowed for the application of knowledge into real-life situations.
The course was also well structured, but there were quite a lot of overlapping lessons across modules and could have been used to teach other content. More collaboration may be needed between professors of different modules to ensure less repetition.
The material was also mostly UK based and should allow for wider scope and more international perspectives.