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Local and Regional Development (Research) MA

Engage with contemporary debates in local and regional development theory and policy in an international context.

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Our Local and Regional Development (Research) MA is currently suspended. This means that we won’t be able to accept applications for this course.

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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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If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Karyn McCloud
Clerical Officer (Postgraduate Taught)
School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7200


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