The Open University in England

Human Rights and Development Management (C96)

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Rank: 200 (TCUG)

Location: Distance Learning


Study mode distance learning

Degree: Certificate

Start Date: 2019/01/10

Duration: -

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Please note that the final enrolment date for this qualification will be 10 October 2019 after which it will no longer be available to new students. You must complete your study by 31 December 2021. If you would like to discuss your options with one of our advisers, please contact us.

This certificate will appeal to an international audience with an interest in human rights law and corporate social responsibility in development contexts. It is designed to facilitate constructive and informed decision-making, giving you a thorough grounding in all areas of corporate social responsibility in contexts ranging from the local to the global. 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.


Entry requirements

You should normally hold a bachelors degree from a UK university (or equivalent), or have experience in this field. If you are a non-graduate we suggest that you contact us for advice before registering on your first module.

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