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The Development Management Project, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 6 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Development managers are often called upon to undertake investigations that contribute to changes in practice and policy. The Development Management Project from The Open University UK, the final, compulsory element of the MSc in Development Management, provides an opportunity to learn, develop and practise the skills required for such an undertaking. 
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Overview

The Development Management Project from The Open University UK is individually chosen, the choice determined by your own passions and priorities. The process is guided by learning from previous modules of the masters degree. And the product is a report that makes the case for change in the understanding of, and/or the practice and policy related to, a significant development management problem.

You will choose a subject for your project that you can study from a development management perspective, using knowledge and understanding, concepts and theories, drawn from modules you have studied previously for your MSc. This gives you a wide choice. It may well be that your subject will relate to work you are involved in, though it doesn’t have to. Whatever your subject, it should be something that you can formulate in development management terms – and that you are confident will sustain your interest over the whole six-month period.  

As well as the substantive subject of your research project, this module is about the research process itself, and is structured in such a way as to guide you through that process. You will learn and practise a skill that is increasingly important in development management, the skill of doing research in a rigorous fashion to produce knowledge that can be trusted.

Support from your tutor

You will have a tutor who will be responsible for monitoring your progress on the module, marking and commenting on your written work and whom you can contact for advice and guidance. Your tutor will maintain contact with you throughout the module. There is also an online forum, moderated by a tutor, for all students on this module.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 6 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The module is divided into four blocks that support your project work and that are linked to the assignments and to the final project report.

  • Preparing your project proposal
  • Defining the problem
  • Designing and doing the research, dealing with the data
  • Writing your report

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

This module is not available for standalone study. You will only be able to study it as the final module in the MSc in Development Management. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1970 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1970 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1970 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1970 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
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Living costs for Milton Keynes

  • 848 - 1350 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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