This certificate presents a framework for looking at the origins of all kinds of conflict – from civil wars to community disturbances – and introduces the theory, policy and practice of intervention. It explores the nature of development from an international perspective, and is relevant to work in a wide range of contexts, including humanitarian or military agencies, post-war support operations, and conflict resolution around gender, class or ethnicity.
Key features of the course
• Explores the complexity of 'development ' and the contexts in which it takes place, locally and globally
• Critically analyses development management
• Analyses the complex ways in which conflict is generated and the diverse forms it takes
• Develops the range of skills that contribute to conflict mitigation and the building of peac
• Makes links between academic learning and professional practice, to the benefit of both
This certificate is part of a progressive programme of courses that also includes the Postgraduate Certificate in Development Management (C48), Postgraduate Certificate in Human Rights and Development Management (C96), Postgraduate Diploma in Development Management (D37) and MSc in Development Management (F11).
Learning outcomes, teaching and assessment
The learning outcomes of this qualification are described in four areas:
• Knowledge and understanding
• Cognitive skills
• Practical and professional skills
• Key skills
On successful completion of the required modules you will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Conflict and Development entitling you to use the letters PG Cert Conf Dev (Open) after your name.
You can continue your studies and add 60 credits to your postgraduate certificate to gain a Postgraduate Diploma in Development Management (D37) and a further 60 credits to obtain an MSc in Development Management (F11).
Recognition in your country
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You cannot count credit for study you have already completed elsewhere towards this qualification.