Open University

Open University

Conflict and development (T879)

Conflict is found in all societies and takes a variety of forms. Any development intervention must deal with both the causes of conflict and its consequences. Additionally, some development interventions themselves generate conflict within societies. This module addresses the multi-faceted nature of conflict: the complex causes, the diverse impacts conflicts have on development, and the range of actions that can help mitigate conflicts. By equipping development managers and others working on or in conflict situations with both analytical and practical tools, the module will help them to intervene in ways that are sensitive to these complex contexts.

Entry requirements

This module can be taken on its own or counted towards 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 bachelors 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. Poor language skills will make study more difficult, and it will take longer. The normal requirements for English language skills are explained on our website . If you have any doubts about whether your level of English is good enough for you to study this module you may find it helpful to look at our Skills for OU Study website . If you have any doubt about the suitability of the course, please contact our Student Registration & Enquiry Service.

Assessment methods

You must use the online eTMA system to submit your tutor-marked assignments (TMAs).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
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
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

Campus details

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Distance Learning

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