This degree is at the cutting edge of development theory, policy and management. It provides students will the critical and analytical skills to enable them to operate efficiently in international development environments.
Covering macro- and micro-level perspectives, the degree offers rich insights into the challenges of contemporary development policy and management. the course examines instruments for the delivery of poverty reduction strategies, including building social capital and civil society, NGOs, improved governance, participation, rights, capability and livelihoods approaches. In addition it provides students with a deeper understanding of institutions from the global (the World Bank, IMF, WTO, UN) to the local (collective action, community groups, user groups).
The degree is designed for processionals in governments, NGOs, international development agencies, public and private enterprises. There are two core course units: - Issues in Development Theory - Issues in Development Policy.
Students select additional option course units from a range including human resource management and development, project and programme management, public policy analysis and management. Students are prepared for the submission of their final dissertation at the end of the course by training in research project design, methodologies and approaches, literature searching, academic writing and referencing.