Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM889: Tools, Policy, and Practice of Global Development

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.


NQF Level
Credits30 ECTS Value
Term(s) and duration
Academic staff
Available via distance learning

This course will provide you with a strong grounding in development practice, including the key tools, techniques and policy considerations employed by development practitioners throughout the project cycle. Drawing upon real-world examples, you will learn how projects are developed, planned, monitored, and evaluated. Some of the important skills and knowledge you develop include an understanding of log-frames, stakeholder planning, risk management, participatory methods, proposal writing, and reporting. You will also gain a comprehensive overview of important ethical considerations that impact the work of development, including issues of voice and representation, working in dangerous contexts, and safeguarding of vulnerable communities.

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