University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Development Management (with specialist pathways)

The programme aims to enable students to engage with current debates in development management, such as the interaction and roles of different stakeholder groups, the nature of public management and measures of governance performance.

Entry requirements

MSc: 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent from an approved university or an equivalent professional qualification in a relevant field or a Lower 2nd Class Honours degree from an approved university with excellent work experience. Adequate capacity in written and spoken English. For those whose 1st language is not English, evidence of this capacity is required. Applicants should reach at least level 6.5 in the IELTS or 580 /93 for TOEFL. Graduate diploma: A lower 2nd class honours degree or equivalent from an approved university or an equivalent professional qualification in a relevant field is normally required. However, work experience can also be taken into consideration. Adequate capacity in written and spoken English: for those whose 1st language is not English, evidence of this capacity is required. Applicants should reach at least level 6 in the IELTS or 550/80 for TOEFL.

Course modules

Compulsory core modules: development management; dissertation.
Choose from the following optional modules: aid management; conflict in developing countries; conflict humanitarian aid and social reconstruction; critical approaches to development; development management; development politics; disability and development; gender and development; governance; governance and state building in developing countries; human resources/managing people in times of global changes; introduction to development projects; knowledge management and e-governance; making policy; managing public money; non-governmental organisations in a changing international context; post conflict reconstruction and development; public economic management; religion and development; rural poverty and development; social analysis of inequality, poverty and development; state and city in Europe and Asia; transforming development for sustainability; urban poverty and development.
Optional modules from the school of government and society are also available (subject to departmental policies).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,650 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,650 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,825 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,825 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,825 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,825 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,825 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,825 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,825 per Whole course (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,825 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,825 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,825 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,825 per Whole course (EU) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,825 per Whole course (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,825 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,825 per Whole course (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,825 per Whole course (Wales) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5488