Taught course

Development and Project Planning

University of Bradford · Bradford Centre for International Development

Entry requirements

Candidates should usually possess a good Honours degree or equivalent. Some knowledge of economics is also useful (though not essential) for this course. Relevant work experience may be taken into account. If English is not your first language, you will need to show evidence of attainment in the English language. The minimum requirement is 80 internet-based TOEFL, 6 IELTS.

Months of entry


Course content

This course aims to develop an in-depth understanding of alternative approaches to development planning and economic policy issues, with a thorough training in techniques for the planning, design and economic analysis of development projects and programmes. There is a strong emphasis on issues and analytical techniques relating to choices in project design, and cost-benefit analysis. Issues related to policy analysis, institutional forces which affect policy design and its implementation are also studied. The objectives of the degree are to enable students to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in the following areas:

* The major analytical issues, methods and techniques of planning and policy analysis for national economic and social development
* The theoretical and practical aspects of project planning, analysis and management in the various productive, infrastructure and social sectors

Information for international students

The course is oriented specifically to the needs of professionals working in developing countries.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
21 months
full time
9 months


part time
9 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0800 073 1225