This Structured PhD in International Development Education and Practice builds on two postgraduate programmes that have been offered by Mary Immaculate College (MIC) in recent years: the Graduate Diploma/Masters programme in International Development Practice (MIDP) that has been offered at MIC since the academic year 2012-13 and the Masters programme in Development Education which was first offered at MIC in the autumn of 2006.
This structured PhD programme will train generalist practitioners and educators by combining a range of teaching and learning approaches developed by a cohort of experts from academia, policy making and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The format of the programme will allow those in full-time employment to take the course on a part-time basis.
This innovative programme is designed for those who wish to pursue careers within international organisations, government agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), philanthropic institutions, and consultancy firms engaged in international development practice. The programme will create a cohort of international educators and practitioners with the capacity to analyse and scrutinise some of the most chronic developmental problems of the twenty-first century and to provide participants with the practical skills to provide resolution along a wide spectrum of critical policy areas.