Global Development Studies offers an exciting opportunity for graduate students to further their academic training in a dynamic field of study. Inherently interdisciplinary, our department offers a unique Master of Arts degree that builds from the department’s core strengths in the political economy of development and the cultural politics of development. Focused on developing research capacity, the program provides students with the core conceptual tools and broad thematic knowledge to undertake independent and critical research in these areas. Small classes and close contacts with faculty members are a cornerstone of our approach.
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Global Development Studies is an exciting and evolving interdisciplinary field within the social sciences. Our core areas of faculty expertise fall broadly under the themes of:
(1) the political economy of development and
(2) the cultural politics of development.
Our course offerings and supervisory activities reflect these broad concerns, with individual faculty members having particular expertise in specific research areas ranging from trade and finance through to cultural production, gender and sexuality. Moreover, our faculty cover these issues in a broad range of geographic and social settings, located in both the global North as well as the global South.