Course Description

Course Name

Poverty, Development and Globalisation

Session: VCPS3119

Hours & Credits

24 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level


This course examines the great contemporary global problems of poverty and inequality. Sources and selected empirical cases of poverty and inequality are explored and related development theories and policies are examined. The geographical scope of the course ranges from the local to the international.

DP requirements: Completion of all written tests, essays and assignments.

Assessment: Coursework counts 50%; one two-hour examination counts 50% of the final mark.

*Course content subject to change