The Open University in England

Development Management (F11)

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Rank: 200 (TCUG)

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Study mode distance learning

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2019/01/10

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Please note that the final enrolment date for this qualification will be in October 2019 after which it will no longer be available to new students. You must complete your study by 31 December 2022. If you would like to discuss your options with one of our advisers, please contact us.

This masters degree addresses the needs of development managers as well as other professionals who work in development contexts, local and global, Study promotes a better understanding of the complex processes labelled ‘development’, with a particular focus on dealing with conflict and on building the institutions that make development sustainable. The degree culminates in a research project which enhances both your research skills and understanding of a development management problem. Throughout, this degree helps build a range of development management skills, and encourages critical reflection on how development is managed at present and creative thinking on how it might be managed better.

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

  • Builds the research skills needed to create evidence-based understandings of development management problems and make cases for change

  • Links academic learning and professional practice, to the benefit of both


Entry requirements

You should normally hold a bachelors degree from a UK university (or equivalent), or have had experience of working, in a paid or voluntary capacity, in a development agency (local or international).

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