Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

If you work for an aid agency or a non'governmental organisation, or if you wish to enhance your career in the development sector, then this course is ideal. You will learn about the social effects of development processes and institutions on individuals, groups and communities at a local and national level. You will explore questions of power and inequality, by looking at wealth and poverty, the position of women, minority groups, age, disability and class, as well as the role of multinationals, the not'for'profit sector and non'governmental organisations using case studies, your own experiences and practical work.

Course Modules

Modules: Introductions (understanding the social world); theories of development; development and globalisation; actors in development (states, institutions, markets).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 - 2 years
Part Time
CertHE (Post A-Level)

Qualifications required:

  • Age restriction