Applicants should normally hold a first degree from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class Honours or international equivalent) and demonstrate interest and motivation in the subject area. Alternative professional qualifications with at least three years’ relevant professional experience will also be considered.
Directly relevant degree disciplines include business studies, economics, geography, management, and operations research. However students with qualifications in other disciplines such as engineering, environmental sciences, the humanities and languages are also encouraged to apply.
Months of entry
This course will give you a firm understanding of development theory in an international context, with a particular focus on how to bring theory into practice and build your practical expertise in range of development disciplines.
The course aims to enhance your capacity to critically evaluate economic, political and social factors that are affecting the development policy environment, on a national and international level. Throughout this Master’s degree, you will develop management techniques and skills, and the ability to apply them in a development context.
Through empirical research and analysis, you will have the opportunity to develop specialist expertise in a particular aspect of development management.
The course is designed to prepare you for a career in development management with an international organisation, a non-governmental body or a government development agency.Our graduates are NGO programme officers, trade advisors, project managers, microfinance specialists and development consultants. Some of our graduates have also set up their own development charities or proceeded to PhD research and teaching.
Our regular contributors to teaching and learning activities include experienced field practitioners drawn from international development organisations and NGOs.
Active and enquiry-led learning is a central learning method on the course. Learning is based studying on real-world case studies with official project materials and survey data from the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and other development agencies.
As part of this course, you have the opportunity to obtain a PRINCE2 Foundation certification in project management.
A highlight for many students is the field trips and social events organised throughout the course which provide an opportunity for networking and extending learning in new environments.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum score of 6 in each element.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries Team
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