NGO and Development Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    12480 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    8640 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
This established course, which has been running for ten years, examines the central issues facing developing countries in todays globalised world, giving you the skills for a job in development and the wider sectors.

About

Our aim is to make you an informed and critical development practitioner. You will be equipped with all the practical skills that are demanded by development agencies. You will also gain insight across the wider picture, understanding how developing countries can progress and how the poor can be mobilised to escape from the poverty trap.

The course also explores how NGOs can play a key role in promoting social and economic progress and you will develop the ability to identify, design and implement programmes with a view to engaging with and enhancing the situation of the poor.

Our students and staff are a diverse group from different backgrounds and your tutors have expertise in many key development regions and countries from South Asia and Latin America to Middle East and Africa.

Programme Structure

You will learn about development management in the international context and the impact of globalisation. We focus on public management and the role of aid agencies and NGOs in development and encourage you to gain general conceptual, critical and evaluative skills.

Our Project and Programme Design module will give you insight into a range of approaches to development interventions, including design, implementation and management.

The course introduces design methods used by NGOs and aid agencies as well as important issues such as sustainability and alternatives to the project approach.

We will also teach you how to examine rationales for research and a range of investigative techniques. This will help you prepare for your dissertation in which you will demonstrate your ability to use theories from earlier modules alongside your own research findings.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Minimum 2.2 Honours in a Relevant Subject

We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. 


Tuition Fee

  • International

    12480 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12480 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    8640 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8640 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Living costs for London

684 - 830 /month
Living Costs

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Funding

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