Global Communications and Development

Module code: MS7082
Module coordinator: Dr Jessica Bain

In this module you will explore the connections between globalisation, development and communications and their impact on social change. We will investigate various areas of development communication including: the roles of international organisations and NGOs; the place of gender and feminist theory within development; how to conceptualise technology in development; and how the media itself functions as an actor in a development context. The case studies we will use incorporate both ‘top-down’ and ‘bottom-up’ perspectives on development communication.


  • 11 hours of lectures
  • 11 hours of seminars
  • 2 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 1 hour of tutorials
  • 125 hours of guided independent study


  • Essay, 2,500 words (70%)
  • Report, 1,000 words (30%)