International Development

Maynooth University


Course Name International Development
Course Provider Maynooth University
Course Code MH52N MH53N
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time, Flexible, Online or Distance, Daytime
Location (Districts) Maynooth
Qualification Letters MA
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Commences September
Application Date Closing Date : 30 June 2023
PAC Application Information

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PAC Code:
MH52N - full-time
MH53N - part-time

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Duration 1 year full-time, 2 to 4 years part-time/flexible and distance learning
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Entry Requirements

Expand+Undergraduate degree (2.2 or higher) in a development-related discipline (e.g. Agricultural Science, Anthropology, Economics, Education, Engineering, Geography, Health-related discipline, Nutrition, Rural Development, Sociology or other Social Scienc...

Course Summary The full-time Post Graduate Diploma in International Development is a 1 year (9 month) level 9 postgraduate programme designed to prepare learners for work in international development in a community, local government, youth/adult education, or NGO setting.
Course Content

Expand+It offers learners an opportunity to explore contemporary theories of social change and development and to critically analyse development policies and practices. It builds skills, especially in relation to critical reflection, research, leadership an...

Subjects Taught

Expand+60 ECTS credits are required to complete the full Postgraduate Diploma in International Development. Postgraduate Diploma learners must complete five core taught modules (40 credits in total) – Political Economy of Development, Gender and Developme...

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Graduates of this programme are well placed to pursue a career in development and humanitarian related field either overseas or in Ireland, including both ‘hands on’ management/field positions overseas, support roles in head offices and/or workin...

Further Enquiries Programme Admissions Dr Tom Campbell
Tel: 01 474 7348

Address Room 3.2.3, Education House (North Campus), Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.


Executive Assistant Maria Heneghan
Tel: 01 708 4626

Address Room 3.2.1/3.2.2, Education House (North Campus), Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.
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