Taught course

Development Management

University of Birmingham · School of Government and Society

Entry requirements

  • An upper second class Honours degree or equivalent from an approved university or an equivalent professional qualification in a relevant field (the equivalent US GPA is 3.0) or
  • A lower second-class Honours degree from an approved university with relevant work experience.
  • Degrees from all disciplines are considered and a candidate’s work experience can be taken into consideration.

Months of entry


Course content

Study from anywhere in the world with practitioners in government, civil society and the private sector, as well as with people new to development.

This programme provides development managers with analytical and practical skills that lead to social and economic progress in developing and transitional countries. 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 to acquire an academic qualification.

Information for international students

For those whose first language is not English, evidence of this capacity is required. Applicants should reach at least level 6.5 in the IELTS.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-48 months
distance learning
24-48 months


distance learning
18-48 months
part time
18-48 months

Course contact details

Andrea Potter