Taught course

Project Planning and Management

University of Bradford · Bradford Centre for International Development

Entry requirements

Applicants should usually possess a good Honours degree or equivalent. 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 550 (TOEFL), 220 (computer-based TOEFL), 6 IELTS.

Months of entry


Course content

This course builds knowledge and skills in the planning and management of development projects and programmes. It is designed to deepen critical understanding of the strategies, processes, techniques and issues involved in taking ideas for development and turning them into practical realities with identifiable outcomes and benefits.

The qualification provides an excellent basis for career enhancement or conversion for those with interest and experience in projects for development. The focus of the course is on development projects in the public or third (voluntary or community) sectors, but the underlying principles are applicable to all types of project, including those for commercial benefit. On completion of your course, you should be able to understand and examine critically:

* The discipline of project and programme management, within an overall appreciation of the nature and purpose of projects
* The principles and practice of project planning, design, preparation, and appraisal techniques for projects in a development context
* The theory and practice of management skills for project and programme management, focusing particularly on 'hard' and 'soft' skills for successful project implementation

The course will introduce you to emerging techniques and approaches to project management such as PRINCE2TM.We also provide familiarisation with Microsoft Project software for project management.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
9 months
part time
21 months


part time
9 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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