M.Sc. NGO and Development Management

| London, United Kingdom
The MSc in NGO and Development Management offers you the opportunity to examine the central issues facing developing countries in today’s globalised world and to learn practical skills that will enable you to work in development.

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The MSc in NGO and Development Management offers you the opportunity to examine the central issues facing developing countries in todays globalised world and to learn practical skills that will enable you to work in development. This programme not only addresses the theories of development, but actively examines how development works practically in the field. It analyses in detail how development programmes and projects are designed, implemented and managed.

The Programme enables the learning of participatory approaches to development that are designed to mobilise people to actively take part in their own development. It equips the students with the understanding of the role that NGOs can play in promoting social and economic progress. We encourage students to work with NGOs on placements.

A central aim of the MSc is to teach you with practical skills that are used in development. These include methodologies of programme and project design such as:

  • The Logical Framework Approach
  • Participatory Methods
  • NGO Approaches to Development such as Advocacy and Networking
  • Project Evaluation and Impact Assessment

All of these are important transferable skills that are of practical use in development and which are in great demand at development agencies.

NGO and Development Management at UEL

  • Teaches you practical skills that will equip you for employment in the field of development
  • Promotes understanding of practical approaches to development in the field
  • Familiarises you with central themes in contemporary development, notably pertaining to how developing countries may progress in a globalising world
  • Critically examines the central strategies of development available in this context
  • Analyses how the poor may be mobilised to exit poverty
  • Connects you to a diverse group of other wonderful people interested in making the world a better place

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • GBP11700 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

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Credits 180
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months
Part-time variant Flexible

Course Content

The programme consists of 4 modules and a dissertation. If you study full-time the programme takes one year to complete. If you study part-time it takes two years. You will take 2 modules in the Autumn Semester followed by 2 modules in the Spring Semester and the dissertation is completed over the summer. The MSc comprises 3 core modules designed to familiarise you with a broad range of skills that will help you to effectively carry out research in development and to play a role in practical development interventions.

Learning environment

The programme adopts a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, seminars, presentations, video documentaries, live discussions, role plays and group work.

Assessment

Assessment takes the form of essays, reports, presentations, research proposals, and dissertations. The final award takes account of all modules marks.

Relevance to work/profession

The Programme has a strong employability focus. It equips students with transferable skills that are relevant to agencies in the development sector including NGOs. Projects, including the dissertation, may draw extensively on work experience.
The degree will help you work as a professional in:

  • Development Agencies,
  • Aid and Relief Organisations
  • Charities and the Voluntary Sector

The course will also provide a good foundation for postgraduate research towards M.Phil /Ph.D. Some students with this degree have set up their own NGOs.

Thesis/Dissertation/project work

Students have the opportunity to conduct fieldwork on an area of their choice for their dissertation. Dissertations provide the opportunity for focused independent research.

English Language Requirements

IELTS Take IELTS test
6.5
CAE score
180(Grade C)

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Requirements

Applicants are normally required to have a good honours degree in a cognate area of study. Under special circumstances applicants without a relevant first degree but with substantial professional experience may be considered for admission, usually on the basis of an interview. If English is not your first language we require that you demonstrate your English language skills by achieving an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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