Global Development Management (K38) PgCert
The Open University
Key Course Facts
Development management engages with the multiple challenges of ‘development’ and this qualification builds up the basic capacities for managing those challenges. Building on the global agenda for sustainable development, it assumes that development management is a political and ethical process, a matter of the use of power to bring about desired goals in contexts characterised by conflicts of interests, values and agendas. You’ll learn a range of skills needed by a development manager or practitioner to do with strategic thinking, research, advocacy, planning, policy making and evaluation.
Key features of the course
Explores the complexity of ‘development’ locally and globally
Critically analyses development management, challenges conventional thinking, and encourages the creation of better approaches
Builds a range of understandings and skills – conceptual, professional, and practical – for managing development
Promotes competence in using key tools that contribute to development management practice
Makes links between academic learning and professional practice, to the benefit of both.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
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It is recommended that you hold a UK bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), or have had experience of working, in a paid or voluntary capacity, in a development agency (international or local) prior to embarking on this qualification. However, these requirements are not compulsory and you will not be required to provide any supporting documentary evidence.
Visa Requirements for International StudentsVisa requirement
All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.
International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.Permission to work while studying
The Open University is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.
Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)
After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.
Average student cost of living in UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
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About The Open University
The Open University was established in 1969 in Milton Keynes, and it’s the largest university in the UK for undergraduate education. The OU is among the most prestigious distance-learning institutions in the United Kingdom, enjoying numerous awards and accreditations, including Triple Crown status for their Business School.
Where is this programme taught
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|Advanced Health and Care Management (Value-Based) PgDip||Swansea University||-||-||-||£7750||£13050||-||Swansea||On campus Full-time|
|Human Resource Management with eligibility for CIPD Advanced Level 7 Qualification PgDip||Manchester Metropolitan University||-||-||-||-||-||-||Manchester||On campus Full-time|
|Food Production Management MSc/PGDip PgDip||The University of Nottingham||-||-||-||-||-||-||Nottingham||On campus Full-time|
|Management PgDip||Swansea University||-||-||-||£7750||£13050||-||Swansea||On campus Full-time|
|Reliability Engineering and Asset Management PgDip||The University of Manchester||-||-||-||£21000||£21000||-||Manchester||On campus Full-time|
|Air Pollution Management and Control PgDip||University of Birmingham||-||-||-||-||-||-||Birmingham||On campus Part-time|
|International Business Management PgDip||Cardiff Metropolitan University||-||-||-||£10000||-||-||Cardiff||On campus Full-time|
|Arts Management PgDip||Bath Spa University||-||-||-||-||-||-||Bath||On campus Part-time|
|Manufacturing Management PGDip PgDip||Ulster University||-||-||-||-||-||-||Coleraine||On campus Full-time|
|Human Resource Management (International Development) MSc||The University of Manchester||-||-||-||£6750||£12500||-||Manchester||On campus Part-time|
|International Development: Public Policy and Management MSc||The University of Manchester||-||-||-||£12500||£24000||-||Manchester||On campus Full-time|
|International Development Management MSc||University of Westminster||-||-||-||-||-||-||London||On campus Full-time|
|International Development Management MSc||University of East Anglia||-||-||-||-||-||-||Norwich||On campus Full-time|
|Disaster Management and Sustainable Development MSc||Northumbria University||-||-||-||-||-||-||Newcastle||On campus Full-time|
|Sport Management, Politics and International Development MSc||Loughborough University of Technology||-||-||-||-||-||-||Loughborough||On campus Part-time|
|Sport Policy, Management and International Development MSc||The University of Edinburgh||-||-||-||-||-||-||Edinburgh||On campus Part-time|
|Construction Management and International Development MSc||University of Reading||-||-||-||£8840||£19715||-||Reading||On campus Part-time|
|Leadership for Sustainable Development MSc||Queen's University of Belfast||-||-||-||-||-||-||Belfast||On campus Full-time|
|International Development Management MA||University of Bradford||-||-||-||£7370||£17682||-||Bradford||On campus Full-time|