Taught course

Development Management (with specialist pathways)

Institution
University of Birmingham · International Development Department
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

Entry requirements Candidates should have a good Honours degree, or equivalent from an approved university (or an equivalent professional qualification in a related field). Degrees from all disciplines are considered A candidate's work experience is also taken into consideration Please contact the department for more details.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Development Management programme aims to enable students to engage with current debates in development management, such as the interaction and roles of different stakeholder groups, the nature of public management and measures of governance performance.
The International Development Department is well-regarded internationally by sponsors, donor agencies, governments and NGOs. Study with us to benefit from:
  • Expertise in key issues and skills valued by employers
  • A vibrant, welcoming community
  • Individual overseas fieldwork or study visit included in fees (on-campus programmes)
  • Flexible programmes and a wide choice of modules (part-time students also welcome)
  • A diverse and international student body
  • Strong support in study and English language skills
Each programme is taught by a team of multi-disciplinary specialists who work closely with students to address individual interests and concerns. Every student is allocated an academic tutor to support them in their academic progress throughout the year. The department has a long history of teaching students from across the world, and recent students have come from 99 different countries and a wide variety of professional and academic backgrounds.
The Development Management programme aims to enable students to engage with current debates in development management, such as the interaction and roles of different stakeholder groups, the nature of public management and measures of governance performance. It enables you to engage with current debates in development management, such as the interaction and roles of different stakeholder groups, the nature of public management and measures of governance performance.
The programme is designed for those who want to improve their knowledge and skills in development management, from a wide range of sectors, including central and local government, NGOs and donors, and at the same time acquire an academic qualification.
The programme is designed for officials, policy analysts and researchers concerned with economic and social development. They may work in central or local government, public enterprises, non-governmental organisations, and research or training organisations. The programme is also appropriate for those who are hoping to enter a career in the field of development.
Programme content
This core pathway is designed for flexibility, allowing you to choose over half of the MSc content from a wide range of optional modules.
Specialist pathways:

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 13 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Information for international students

International entry requirements We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. See www.international.birmingham.ac.uk/countryinfo Standard English language requirements apply with the exception of Graduate Diploma students who must have IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band International scholarships and studentships See also www.international.bham.ac.uk/scholarships.htm

Fees and funding

UK students
MSc/PGDip: £7,650 FT - £3,825 PT
International students
MSc/PGDip: £14,850 FT

Please visit:
www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

IDD offers up to four bursaries up to the value of 50% of students' fees (whether EU or overseas). Please contact the Department directly for more information (tel: +44 (0)121 414 5034; email: idd@bham.ac.uk).

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

full time
9 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiry Service
Email
postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Phone
0121 414 5005