We recommend that you study the optional module Development: context and practice (T877) first, if your interest is in international development. We also recommend that you study Capacities for managing development (T878) before Institutional development (TU872).
To gain this qualification, you need 120 credits as follows:
90 credits of compulsory modules:
Credits Next start
Capacities for managing development (T878) 30 01 May 2017
Conflict and development (T879) 1 see note below 30 01 May 2017
Institutional development (TU872) 30 01 May 2017
Or, subject to the rules about excluded combinations, the discontinued modules TU870, TUXX870, TUXX872, TUZX870, TUZX872
30 credits from the following list:
Credits Next start
Business, human rights law and corporate responsibility (W822)
30 04 Nov 2017 FINAL
Development: context and practice (T877) 30 01 May 2017
Making environmental decisions (T891) 30 01 May 2017
Managing systemic change: inquiry, action, and interaction (TU812) 30 01 Nov 2017
Problem solving and improvement: quality and other approaches (T889) 30 01 May 2017
Project management (M815) 30 01 May 2017
Thinking strategically: systems tools for managing change (TU811) 30 01 May 2017
Or, subject to the rules about excluded combinations, the discontinued modules B713, B800, B820, B822, B856, B880, B882, BXX822, BZX822, BZX713, BZX820, D820, D830, D831, D832, D833, D837, D860, D861, ET821, T860, T861, T863, T890, TD866, TU871, TU875, TXX860, TXX861, TXX863, TUXX871, TUZX871, TUXR873, TUXX875
1 This module (T879) is not compulsory if you:
started your studies for this diploma before May 2015 and/or
have already completed the discontinued module TU875 as an optional module for this qualification.
If either point above applies, to gain your diploma you must complete the other two compulsory modules and gain 60 credits of optional modules from the list above + TU875, or from the 60-credit module MBA stage 1: management: perspectives and practice (B716). This must be completed before 31 December 2019.
You should note that the Universitys unique study rule applies to this qualification. This means that you must include at least 40 credits from OU modules that have not been counted in any other OU qualification that has previously been awarded to you.