Global Development in Practice: Designing an Intervention

Delivered online

Enrolment Date(s):
15 March 2021
12 weeks

Course description

Build practical skills for managing development interventions

Development is a complex process, and managing development intervention requires a combination of purposeful design and the confidence to adapt flexibly to changing circumstances.

On this microcredential, you’ll build the skills to effectively manage the development intervention process on the ground.

Using real-life case studies, you’ll engage with development tools, frameworks and methodologies that can be used for planning, implementing and evaluating development interventions.

As well as practical development strategies, you’ll explore the associated theoretical issues and debates.

This microcredential meets the standards set by the Common Microcredential Framework.

What skills will you learn?

  • People management
  • Data management
  • Project planning
  • Planning development
  • Logistics
  • Business communications
  • Project management
  • Data analytics

This microcredential is designed for practitioners working in the global development industry. This could include those working for non-governmental organisations, the public sector, governmental bodies, or for volunteers working in community action projects.

Professionals who’d benefit from the microcredential could be working as development managers, field workers, planning managers, project managers, project officers, country managers, or regional managers.

What you will receive

15 UK credits at Postgraduate level from The Open University

Credits are awarded on passing the final assessment. The assessment focuses on the project cycle as the dominant mode of ‘doing development’, linked to a case study, and subjected to a critique. You will develop your own case study and provide a critique of the project cycle process.

Find out how credits work and where you can use them in our FAQs.

Entry requirements

To study for this postgraduate microcredential, you must hold a bachelors degree or an equivalent level qualification.

It is also recommended that you have experience of working in the global development industry.

All teaching is in English, and your proficiency in the language needs to be adequate for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language we recommend you can achieve an IELTS score of at least seven.