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Geographies of the Global South

This MSc programme offers students a critical understanding of key issues and theoretical debates in contemporary geographies of the Global South.
- designed to provide students with an advanced knowledge of key challenges, potentials and contestations in the Global South at a range of scales and informed by local experiences of development, change and sustainability.
-strong emphasis is placed on developing students’ applied skills in geospatial technology and an understanding of their real-world application to Global South issues, research and to informing practice, planning and policy making.

The Global South accounts for over 80 per cent of world’s population, and represents enormous diversity and rapid transformation, commanding an ever-increasing role in global affairs. Many countries of the Global South have achieved impressive economic growth, including some of the fastest growing economies in the world. Yet, the Global South also houses the bulk of the global poor, with growth often accompanied by mounting spatial and socio-economic inequalities.

The MSc Geographies of the Global South is designed to provide students with an advanced knowledge of key challenges, potentials and contestations in the Global South at a range of scales and informed by local experiences of development, change and sustainability.

A strong emphasis is placed on developing students’ applied skills in geospatial technology and an understanding of their real-world application to Global South issues, research and to informing practice, planning and policy making.

Entry requirements

-An undergraduate degree in any academic field, with a preference for fields of study related to your chosen stream.
-Relevant professional or voluntary experience may be considered as part of the application process
-Good academic grades (your transcript should include grades for each subject taken).
-Names and contact details of two referees who can assess your intellectual ability, maturity and motivation. At least one of these should be a member of academic staff at your current institution.
-Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent

Duration

1 year full-time.

Number of credits

90 credits

Careers or further progression

The MSc Geographies of the Global South is designed to provide students with the key knowledge and practical transferable skillsets that will be a benefit in many careers. Graduates of this programme may progress to careers in:
Further research, whether academic or professional
NGOs focused on the Global South
International aid and/or development agencies
Global multilateral agencies (United Nations, World Bank, UNICEF, etc.)
Uni- or multinational think-tanks

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Clare Keenan
Contact Number: +353(0)1 716 8179

Subjects taught

The programme comprises of a total of 90 credits with 60 credits of taught modules and a 30 credit thesis. The core modules focus on research design skills, methodology, and field research. The thesis involves the production of a piece of original research (of around 15,000-20,000 words) supervised by members of the School academic staff.

Please note the curriculum is subject to a year by year review and the modules may or may not be available in any given year.

Stage 1 - Core:

Research Design
GEOG40390

Dissertation
GEOG40520

International Fieldwork
GEOG40700

Postcolonial Geographies of Latin America
GEOG40720

Geographies of the Global Sth
GEOG40760

G.I.S. (Level 4)
GEOG40770

Stage 1 - Option
:
Global Justice and Development
EQUL40110

International Economic Crisis
GEOG40470

Development in Asia
GEOG40630

Geo-spatial Technologies
GEOG40670

Regional Development & Policy
GEOG40740

Politics of Human Rights
POL41020

Politics and Change in the Middle East and North Africa
POL41510

Economic Globalisation and Social Change
SOC40230

Race, Space and Place
SOC40610

Comment

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes
-Applications are welcome from students with an undergraduate degree in Geography or a cognate discipline (including, but not limited to, Planning, Economics, Sociology, Engineering, Biology, etc.).
-It is an academic programme but is also suited to practitioners and professionals in a related field who wish to gain a broader understanding of key issues and theoretical debates in contemporary geographies of the Global South, and will support candidates to become experts in conducting empirical research on current Global South issues and in the use of new geospatial applications in the field of Global South studies and practice.

Application date

MSc Geographies of the Global South FT (W338)
Deadline: Rolling

Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

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