Course Description

Development Management



This MSc provides learning opportunities, culminating in a research project that will enhance your capacity to manage development. If you have responsibility for development interventions, you will find your practice challenged and developed. If you are a professional engineer, health worker, educationalist, banker, for example working in development contexts, you will develop an understanding of those contexts, and a grasp of the skills necessary to negotiate them. And if you are thinking about moving into development work, you will find a guide to the world you are entering and build up a variety of skills needed to manage development.

Key features of the course
Links a critical understanding of theory with the realities of development, policy and practice

Develops key skills, including strategic thinking and planning, relationship building, mapping and modelling, negotiation and brokering

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

Encourages critically reflective practice, produces practitioners willing and competent to ask questions about how development is being managed, and how it might be managed better.

Training ProviderOpen University in Ireland, The
Course LocationDublin, Ireland
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Course CategoryBusiness Management, Business
Course QualificationMasters Degree
Course FeePOA
Course DurationMinimum 1.5 years
Entry RequirementsYou 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).If you are a non-graduate we suggest that you contact us for advice before registering on your first module.Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you will need a minimum overall score of 6 and minimum score of 5.5 in each of the four components: reading, writing, speaking and listening under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Please see the IELTS website for details.
Phone(01) 678 5399
Course CodeF11
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Course Provider

Open University in Ireland, The



01 678 5442
Holbrook House, Holles Street, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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