20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module provides students with the opportunity to undertake a research-led module allowing them to develop and apply critical thinking and research skills in relation to understanding the geographies of the global south. The module develops research skills, understandings of theories of development and context-specific knowledge through lectures and practical experience during fieldwork projects. Fieldwork experience ensures student develop enhanced understandings of grass-roots development issues, and the interactions between local development challenges and international discourses and practices of development. Students will develop transferable skills in teamwork, research design and implementation, critical thinking and communication.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to students on GEOU programmes

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Fieldwork, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK