Taught course

NGO and Development Management

University of East London · School of Law and Social Sciences - LSS

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:2 with honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc) from the UK, taught in English.

Months of entry


Course content

The PG Cert in NGO and Development Management offers you the opportunity to examine the central issues facing developing countries in today's globalised world and to learn practical skills that will enable you to work in development. This programme not only addresses the theories of development, but also explores how development works at the grassroots. It analyses in detail how development programmes and projects are designed, implemented and managed.

The programme enables the learning of participatory approaches to development that are designed to mobilise people to actively take part in their own development. It equips students with understanding of the role that NGOs can play in promoting social and economic progress. We encourage students to work with NGOs on placements.

A central aim of the MSc is to teach practical skills that are used in development. These include methodologies of programme and project design such as:

The Logical Framework Approach
Participatory Methods
NGO Approaches to Development such as Advocacy and Networking
Project Evaluation and Impact Assessment

All of these are important transferable skills of use in doing development and are highly sought after by development agencies.

Why study NGO and Development Management at UEL

The PG Cert NGO and Development Management at UEL will:

Teach you practical skills that will equip you for employment in the field of development
Promote understanding of practical approaches to development in the field
Familiarise you with central themes in contemporary development, notably pertaining to how developing countries may progress in a globalising world
Critically examine the key approaches to development theory and practice

Analyse how the poor may be mobilised to exit poverty and will focus on how they can bring about positive change in their own lives.

Connect you to a diverse group of other wonderful people interested in making the world a better place

What future careers and jobs are possible:

The Programme has a strong employability focus. The degree will help you work as a professional in:

Development Agencies
Aid and Relief Organisations
Charities and the Voluntary Sector

The course will also provide a good foundation for postgraduate research towards M.Phil /Ph.D. Some students with this degree have set up their own NGOs and the lecturers on the programme have a wealth of experience in this area.

Information for international students

In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then an IELTS score (or equivalent) of 6.5 (with at least a minimum score of 6 in all components) is requiredInternational qualifications will be checked for appropriate matriculation.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
4 -8 months

Course contact details

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