This Structured PhD in International Development Education and Practice 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.
The Structured PhD in International Development Education and Practice is a four-year full-time programme. Candidates who wish to opt for study on a part-time basis may do so over a maximum of six years.
Each element of the 'taught' programme will entail face-to-face lectures and workshops as well as web-supported delivery designed to enhance student learning outcomes. The online aspect of the programme will feature online discussion groups, access to all course documents, e-books and relevant journal articles, student formative assessment tasks, synchronous and asynchronous communication and collaborative learning between staff and students. All materials relating to the programme such as the syllabus, course readings, assignments, videos, podcasts and recorded lectures will be uploaded to MIC's virtual learning environment, Moodle.
After successfully completing two semesters of the programme, participants may complete a dissertation (30 ECTS) in Semester 3 and, if successful, exit the programme with a Master of Arts (MA) in International Development Education or a Master of Arts (MA) in International Development Practice after completing 90 ECTS of study. Those who do not fulfil the requirements of a Masters programme may be able to graduate with a Graduate Diploma in Development Education and Practice, subject to satisfying the necessary requirements of the Graduate Diploma component of the programme (60 ECTS).
The course will be delivered on the following basis:
•'Taught' modules during which participants will take part in a series of face-to-face lectures, problem-based learning tasks, seminars and workshops based on discipline-specific modules and classes on generic, research and transferable skills;
•A series of lectures and assignments to be delivered on a 'blended learning' basis;
•A public lecture series on the themes of development education and practice;
•A doctoral thesis to the value of 270 ECTS
•Research Review Panels at the end of years 1, 2 and 3 to monitor student progress
•Part-time study option (6-year programme) with review of student progress undertaken at the end of each academic year.