Global Development

Open University in Ireland


Course Name Global Development
Course Provider Open University in Ireland
Course Code E86
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Postgraduate Diploma at UK Level 7  Comparing Qualifications in the UK and Ireland Open University None
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Attendance Options Online or Distance
Location (Districts) Dublin City Centre
Qualification Letters PG Dip Glob Dev (Open)
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Duration 2 years.

How long it takes
You can gain this qualification in two years by studying 60 credits a year. To achieve this you should expect to devote 13 – 15 hours each week to your studies.
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Entry Requirements

Expand+We recommend that you hold a UK bachelors degree (or equivalent), or have had experience of working in a development-related agency (international or local), in either a paid or voluntary capacity, prior to starting this qualification. However, these...


Expand+On completion
On successful completion of the required modules for the qualification you will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Global Development. You will be entitled to use the letters PG Dip Glob Dev (Open) after your name.

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Course Content

Expand+Postgraduate Diploma in Global Development
This postgraduate diploma provides a thorough grounding in the key theories, global approaches and challenges that are shaping contemporary development. You'll explore the major development issues of our ti...

Subjects Taught

To gain this qualification, you need 120 credits and there are two routes to achieving this with a choice of modules at Stage 1.

Route 1 begins with Understanding global development (DD870) which critically interrogates global approaches ...

Number of Credits 120
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Career relevance
Development scholars and practitioners are highly employable social scientists.

They go on to a wide range of destinations after graduation, including:
• Development Managers
• Government policy makers
• Development con...

Further Enquiries Our advisers are available to take your call Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 17:00, excluding public holidays.

Tel: +353 1 678 5399
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