Development management engages with the multiple challenges of 'development' and this qualification builds up the basic capacities for managing those challenges. Building on the global agenda for sustainable development, it assumes that development management is a political and ethical process, a matter of the use of power to bring about desired goals in contexts characterised by conflicts of interests, values and agendas. You'll learn a range of skills needed by a development manager or practitioner to do with strategic thinking, research, advocacy, planning, policy making and evaluation.
Key features of the course
•Explores the complexity of 'development' locally and globally
•Critically analyses development management, challenges conventional thinking, and encourages the creation of better approaches
•Builds a range of understandings and skills – conceptual, professional, and practical – for managing development
•Promotes competence in using key tools that contribute to
development management practice
•Makes links between academic learning and professional practice, to the benefit of both
Learning outcomes, teaching and assessment
The learning outcomes of this qualification are described in four areas:
•Knowledge and understanding
•Practical and professional skills
You cannot count credit for study you have already completed elsewhere towards this qualification.
On successful completion of the required modules you will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Global Development Management entitling you to use the letters PG Cert (G Dev Mgmt) (Open) after your name.