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It is recommended that you hold a UK bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), or have had experience of working, in a paid or voluntary capacity, in a development agency (international or local) prior to embarking on this qualification. However, these requirements are not compulsory and you will not be required to provide any supporting documentary evidence.
Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you will need a minimum overall score of 6 and minimum score of 5.5 in each of the four components: reading, writing, speaking and listening under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Months of entry
In this postgraduate certificate you'll explore historical and contemporary theories about development and discuss the impact of these theories and tools in making a difference on the ground. It will give you an understanding of global development and to encourage critical reflections on ways to engage with development issues from local through to global levels. Case studies are used that will enable you to see how they can work in challenging contexts, what they might do in practice, and what tools and techniques are appropriate and useful.
Information for international students
This qualification can be studied from anywhere in the world.
Fees and funding
For more information about fees and funding, please visit The Open University website.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time12 months
- Online learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- The Open University
- 0300 303 5303