This module can be taken on its own or a module of a postgraduate qualification.
You should normally hold a bachelors degree from a UK university (or equivalent), or have had experience of working, in a paid or voluntary capacity, in a development agency (local or international).
If your particular interest is in international management, we recommend that you first study Development: context and practice (T877). It provides a wide-ranging introduction to international development, and will give you a solid grounding in contemporary development theory and practice.
We also recommend, particularly if you are studying towards the Postgraduate Diploma or MSc in Development Management, that you take Capacities for managing development (T878) before this module, as it provides a good grounding in the theory and practice of development management.
Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language, you will need a minimum overall score of 6 and minimum score of 5.5 in each of the four components: reading, writing, speaking and listening under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Please see the IELTS website for details.
If you have any doubt about the suitability of the module, please speak to an adviser.