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Postgraduate Diploma in Global Development

Open University

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Open University

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    OCT-21, FEB-22, APR-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary


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 times such as environmental sustainability, socio-economic security, migration, technological change, and the politics of development. In the process, you'll have opportunities to tailor your learning around development issues of particular interest to you, enhancing your skills of independent learning and investigation.

Key features of the course

  • Explore the global context and nature of contemporary development challenges.
  • Gain an understanding of the conceptual framework for key development theories, approaches and issues.
  • Investigate global development challenges and cross-cutting issues including conflict, justice and governance.
  • Study with cutting-edge course materials created by our academics that uses their internationally recognised development research.

Tuition fees

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£ 5,900overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Open University

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    Open University, Student Recruitment Team, PO Box 197, Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BJ, England

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