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Postgraduate Certificate in Global Development Management

Postgraduate Certificate in Global Development Management

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Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

9 months

Start date

APR

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Development Politics Management (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Development management engages with the multiple challenges of ‘development’ and this qualification builds up the basic capacities for managing those challenges. Building on the global agenda for sustainable development, it assumes that development management is a political and ethical process, a matter of the use of power to bring about desired goals in contexts characterised by conflicts of interests, values and agendas. You’ll learn a range of skills needed by a development manager or practitioner to do with strategic thinking, research, advocacy, planning, policy making and evaluation.

Key features of the course

  • Explores the complexity of ‘development’ locally and globally
  • Critically analyses development management, challenges conventional thinking, and encourages the creation of better approaches
  • Builds a range of understandings and skills – conceptual, professional, and practical – for managing development
  • Promotes competence in using key tools that contribute to development management practice
  • Makes links between academic learning and professional practice, to the benefit of both

Career relevance

Managers working in development contexts need the ability to appreciate the diversity and complexity of these contexts and the capacity to bring about good change. They also need the capacity to understand their own role and the roles of others in bringing about change that works. The module in this certificate provides an historical, interdisciplinary and international framework for analysing the contexts in which development interventions take place and a set of skills for planning, implementing and evaluating those interventions. They equip practitioners to make more effective contributions to the policy and practice of their organisations.

Modules

Development management engages with the multiple challenges of ?development? and this module sets out to build up the basic capacities for managing those challenges. Development, in this context, refers to the multitude of actions and interventions that people take to bring about change ? predominantly social change ? that can take place anywhere in the world. Building on the global agenda for sustainable development, it rests on the assumption that development management is a political and ethical process, a matter of the use of power to bring about desired goals in contexts characterised by conflicts of interests, values and agendas. The module teaches a range of skills needed by a development manager or practitioner to do with strategic thinking, research, advocacy, planning, policy making and evaluation.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

2,950

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (overall cost)

4,150

Entry requirements

You need a UK bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), or have had experience of working, in a paid or voluntary capacity, in a development agency (international or local) prior to embarking on this qualification. However, these requirements are not compulsory and you will not be required to provide any supporting documentary evidence.