Open University

Open University

Development (Context and Practice) (T877)

This course explores the context in which development practice takes place. It asks you to think about development activities from a multitude of perspectives about what international development activity and theory are all about. It takes a multidisciplinary approach to development studies, highlighting the interconnectedness of different historical and theoretical perspectives as well as the contradictions between these and the reality on the ground. This is the perfect introduction to international development; facilitating skills development to give you a solid grounding in contemporary development theory and practice.

Entry requirements

This course can be taken on its own or as a module of a qualification. If you are taking it as part of a postgraduate qualification, you must have adequate preparation for study at this level, usually demonstrated by a Bachelor's degree (or the equivalent) from a UK university. You do need to have a reasonable standard of spoken and written English to study successfully with us.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,333 per Module (Scotland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,333 per Module (Wales) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,333 per Module (England) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,333 per Module (Northern Ireland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,333 per Module (Scotland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,333 per Module (Wales) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,333 per Module (England) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,333 per Module (Northern Ireland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning May 2017 GBP 1,333 per Module (England) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning May 2017 GBP 1,333 per Module (Northern Ireland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning May 2017 GBP 1,333 per Module (Scotland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning May 2017 GBP 1,333 per Module (Wales) 6 months

Campus details

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Distance Learning

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