This certificate will appeal to an international audience with an interest in human rights law and development in the context of business practices. It is designed to facilitate constructive and informed decision making, giving you a thorough grounding in all areas of corporate social responsibility in domestic to global contexts. You will develop the skills needed to help and encourage organisations to respect human rights, avoid harm to people and the environment, and maximise their positive contribution to sustainable development.
Key features of the course
• Builds your understanding of the complex processes labelled 'development', and how to manage those processes more effectively
• Offers a critical examination of the concepts of corporate responsibility and human rights
• Focuses on assessing and finding solutions to complex situations in fast-changing business and institutional environments
• 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 Conflict and Development (C67), 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 Human Rights and Development Management entitling you to use the letters PG Cert HRDM (Open) after your name.
Recognition in your country
If you intend to use your Open University qualifications to seek work or undertake further study outside the UK, we recommend checking whether your intended qualification will meet local requirements for your chosen career. Read recognition in my country.
For this qualification, we do not allow you to count credit for study you have already done elsewhere.