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MScInternational Development Management

University of Bradford
United Kingdom, Bradford
Tuition fee £13,500 per year
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This degree is at the cutting edge of development theory, policy and management. It provides students with the critical and analytical skills to enable them to operate effectively in international development environments. Covering macro and micro level perspectives, the course offers rich insights into the challenges of contemporary development theory, policy and management. The course is structured around the compulsory core modules of International Development Theory and International Development Policy, with flexibility built in through the optional course units chosen by students to meet their own objectives and interests.

The objectives of the course are to provide an integrated, cross-disciplinary framework for the postgraduate study of development. The unifying focus of the course is the analysis of strategies for overcoming poverty. Students will gain knowledge of different development paradigms and an awareness of their evolution. Students are encouraged to develop comparative perspectives (between different regions/countries, disciplinary approaches, schools of thought) and through individual study, seminars and written assignments to develop their knowledge and critical and analytical skills in this field.

Programme structure

Modules: © = Core, (O) = Option

Semester 1 (60 Credits (1 x © Module and 2 x (O) Modules):

Issues in Development Theory (20 Credits) ©
Economic Growth and Development (20 Credits) (O)
Organisations and Capacity Enhancement (20 Credits) (O)
Project and Programme Management (20 Credits) (O)
Project Planning, Design and Appraisal (20 Credits) (O)
Strategic Management in the Public Sector (20 Credits) ©

Semester 2 (60 Credits – 1 x © Module and 2 x (O) Modules):

Issues in Development Policy (20 Credits) ©
Human Resource Management and Development (20 Credits) (O)
International Economics (20 Credits) (O)
Project Appraisal and Economic Analysis (20 Credits) (O)
Project Management Skills (20 Credits) (O)
Public Policy Analysis and Management (20 Credits) (O)
Professional Practice (20 Credits) (O)

End of Semester 2 onwards (60 Credits – 1 x © Module):

Dissertation in International Development Management (60 Credits) ©

Career opportunities

Many BCID postgraduates have experience in development and related areas of the public, private and voluntary sectors. This degree course provides the skills and knoledge required to become a development professional.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States