International Development: Development Management MA

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  • Objectives
    This programme focuses on the analysis of management, planning and policy-making aspects of the development process . It is designed for social science graduates or for those working in a variety of institutions including central and local government, parastatal organisations, non-governmental organisations and multilateral or bilateral aid agencies involved in the management of development activities in developing countries. It aims to blend theory and practice and seeks to explain policy behaviour through an integrated approach, drawing on a range of disciplinary perspectives.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements: Applicants should have a good first degree (minimum 2:1 or equivalent). Admission of candidates who do not meet this criterion may be approved if satisfactory evidence of postgraduate study, research or professional experience can be provided.
  • Academic title
    International Development: Development Management MA
  • Course description
    Module details

    Programme core course units typically include:

    -Perspectives on Development
    -Development Research
    -NGOs Management and Strategy
    -Planning and Managing Development

    Optional course units may include:

    -Poverty and Livelihoods
    -Social Development Analysis and Policy
    -Informality and Diverse Urbanisms in Southern Towns and Cities
    -Politics and Development
    -NGOs Management and Strategy
    -Human Resource Practice
    -Micro Finance
    -Fundamentals of Information and Information Systems
    -Organisational Change Strategies
    -Introducing Information Systems in Organisations
    -ICTs and Socio-Economic Development
    -Organisational Development.
    -Availability of optional units may vary from year to year.

    A Research Training route (RT) is also available. The RT route aims to provide students with a firm grounding in research methodology and training. Students from the UK and other EU countries who wish to take the MA (RT) as part of a PhD training programme are eligible to apply for ESRC research studentships under the `1+3' research award scheme.

    Core courses for the RT route typically include:

    -NGOs Management and Strategy
    -Planning and Managing Development
    -Perspectives on Development
    -Methodology and Research Design
    -Qualitative Research
    -Introduction to Quantitative Methods 

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