International Development: Development Management MA
Approximately 130 applications were received for entry in 2010/11, and 21 students enrolled on the course.
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This programme focuses on the analysis of management, planning and policy-making aspects of the development process . It is designed for social science graduates or for those working in a variety of institutions including central and local government, parastatal organisations, non-governmental organisations and multilateral or bilateral aid agencies involved in the management of development activities in developing countries. It aims to blend theory and practice and seeks to explain policy behaviour through an integrated approach, drawing on a range of disciplinary perspectives.
- Informal enquiries, prior to application, are welcomed. Please contact: Prof. Uma Kothari (Programme Director) | Email: email@example.com
An overseas field visit is an integral part of the programme. The cost of the visit is included in the programme fee. In addition, participants may undertake research visits to organisations applying information systems in practice in the UK. Fieldcourses may be scheduled at any point during the twelve-month period of the degree programme and this may include during University vacations. Successful applicants are expected to be available to attend.
Countries to be visited may change their immigration and visa regulations at short notice. IDPM cannot guarantee that where visas are required for the field course, they will be granted. IDPM will ensure that, in the unlikely event this occurs, affected students are not academically disadvantaged.
Core course units typically include:
- Development Research
- Perspectives on Development
- Planning and Managing Development
- Public Sector Reform and Management or Civil Society and Public Action
Optional course units may include:
- Best Practice Case Studies in Urban Development *
- Civil Society and Public Action
- Citizen-Led Development
- Climate Change, Disasters and Urban Poverty
- Comparative Social Policy
- Contemporary issues in Development Finance
- Critical Issues in Urban Inequality
- Economic Analysis of the Public Sector
- Migration and Development
- Politics and Development
- Poverty and Development: Concepts, Analysis and the International Poverty Agenda
- Poverty and Poverty Reduction in Context
- Public Sector Reform and Management
- Risk Management
- Social Development: Analysis and Policy
- Urban Development Planning in Cities of the South
- Water and Sanitation Planning and Policy in Developing Countries
Availability of course units may vary from year to year.