Postgraduate Certificate in
Postgraduate Certificate in Global Development
Online United Kingdom
GBP 3,160 *
Earliest start date
07 Oct 2023
* total cost
In this postgraduate certificate, you'll explore historical and contemporary theories about global development and critically examine their role in shaping development policy and practice. It will provide you with an in-depth understanding of key development issues, such as migration, environmental sustainability and the global politics of development, and encourage you to reflect on ways to engage with development issues at different scales. You will be introduced to a conceptual framework to help analyse and understand global development in a multitude of contexts, drawing on a range of case study material. In the process, you will enhance your skills in critical thinking, working with evidence, and presenting arguments using a variety of techniques and media.
Key features of the course
- Provides knowledge and understanding of theories and concepts to make sense of global development issues.
- Critically engages with the global development agenda, including the Sustainable Development Goals.
- Encourages you to reflect on your standpoint, and that of others, with respect to global development debates.
- Builds essential skills for a career in development and related areas.
The learning outcomes of this qualification are described in four areas:
- Knowledge and understanding
- Cognitive skills
- Practical and professional skills
- Key skills
To gain this qualification, you need 60 credits from the following:
- Understanding global development (DD870)
You should note that the University’s unique study rule applies to this qualification. This means that you must include at least 20 credits from OU modules that have not been counted in any other OU qualification that has previously been awarded to you.