Global Development Challenges (Online Distance Learning), Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
Online
Global Development Challenges is a part-time, online programme taking a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the issues around international development and developing your capacity to address them.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Delivered through online distance learning, this Postgraduate Certificate programme – which can be combined to form an MSc degree – offer you an innovative route to gaining understanding and skills to address the complex, interrelated problems facing the world today. The programme draws on the University’s best research and teaching to deliver a programme that is flexible, challenging and cutting edge in content, delivery and ambition.

You’ll examine a variety of case studies to shed light on strategies for addressing some of the most pressing global challenges of our time.

Issues covered by this programme range from global governance, human rights and donor aid strategy, to global health challenges, climate change impacts and ecosystem management.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS 120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • Entry Level
    Bachelor

Programme Structure

You will learn through a mix of online methods, including video lectures, study guides, self directed and guided reading, and a range of interactive online reflection and discussion activities. You will be part of a vibrant and supportive virtual community.

Test Scores

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Academic Requirements

The academic entry requirement is a UK Bachelor Honours degree with at least 2:1 or its international equivalent.

An official transcript and certificate (if the degree has been awarded) is required upon application. References are not required upon initial application but may be requested at a later stage in the application process.

Where work experience is taken into consideration, an up-to-date CV and work reference is required.

Tuition Fee

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.