Our Local and Regional Development (Research) MA has been suspended for 2021 entry. This means that we won’t be able to accept applications for 2021 entry.
You can apply for other courses related to your subject of interest for 2021 entry, such as:
This course provides an opportunity to engage with contemporary debates in local and regional development theory, governance and policy in an international context.
It fulfils the current demand to build capacity and skills for strategic analysis and policy-making. We place a distinctive emphasis on the links between theory, policy and practice.
You'll be based in the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS). Our centre has played a leading role in contemporary academic and policy debates for over 35 years. Our research contributes directly to the teaching of this course.
You'll be taught by highly research active staff. You'll join a welcoming and supportive environment.
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