MSc Management and Implementation of Development Projects / Course details
Year of entry: 2018
The course is designed to provide you with:
- Analytical capacities, knowledge and skills necessary to propose, plan, implement, manage and evaluate development projects.
- Enhanced competence in relevant functional areas of development management and the specialist roles of the development practitioner.
- Appreciation of the core roles of diagnosing, monitoring and intervening when proposing, managing and evaluating projects.
- Insight into and practice of specific people management skills of facilitation, emotional intelligence, conflict management and organisational politics.
The course usually includes a fieldtrip to a UK or overseas destination, giving you practical experience of the issues discussed in class. During the visit, you also have the opportunity to discuss course topics with specialists and professionals in the field.
The cost of the fieldtrip is included in the course fee.
For an overview of the fieldwork experience from Anna Wanetschek, 2016-17 Programme Representative, watch the video.
Teaching and learning
Part-time students complete the full-time programme over 27 months. There are no evening or weekend course units available on the part-time programme, therefore if you are considering taking a programme on a part-time basis, you should discuss the requirements with the Programme Director and seek approval from your employer to have the relevant time off. Timetabling information is normally available from late August from the Programme Administrator and you will have the opportunity to discuss course unit choices during induction week with the Programme Director.
Coursework and assessment
The taught elements of the programme, carrying 120 credits overall is continuously assessed by a variety of methods (project based reports, essays), involving largely individual submissions, but also elements of group work.
Participants must also complete a 12,000-15,000 word dissertation on a topic of their choice approved by the Programme Directors. Students are encouraged to base their dissertations on topics of direct professional concern to themselves.
Course unit list
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
|Research Methods and Skills in Organisational Contexts||MGDI77770||15||Mandatory|
|Strategic Project Organising||BMAN70391(A)||15||Optional|
|Megaproject Leadership and Strategy||BMAN72262||15||Optional|
|Public Sector Reform and Management||MGDI60081||15||Optional|
|Civil Society & Public Action||MGDI60521||15||Optional|
|Organizational Psychology, Management and Change||MGDI70081||15||Optional|
|Managing Quality in Development||MGDI70472||15||Optional|
|Gender & Development||MGDI70802||15||Optional|
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