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MScProject Planning and Management

University of Bradford
United Kingdom, Bradford
Tuition fee £13,500 per year
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This degree builds knowledge and skills in the planning and management of development projects and programmes. It is designed to deepen critical understanding of the strategies, processes, techniques and issues involved in taking ideas for development and turning them into practical realities with identifiable outcomes and benefits.

The degree provides an excellent basis for career enhancement or conversion for those with interest and experience in projects for development. The focus of the course is on development projects in the public or third (voluntary or community) sectors, but the underlying principles are applicable to all types of project, including those for commercial benefit.

On completion of your course, you should be able to understandand examine critically:

The discipline of project and programme management, within an overall appreciation of the nature and purpose of projects
The principles and practice of project planning, design, preparation, and appraisal techniques for projects in a development context
The theory and practice of management skills for project and programme management, focusing particularly on ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ skills for successful project implementation

Programme structure

Modules: © = Core, (O) = Option

Semester 1 (60 Credits – 2 x © Modules and 1 x (O) Module):

Project and Programme Management (20 Credits) ©
Project Planning, Design and Appraisal (20 Credits) ©
Issues in Development Theory (20 Credits) (O)
Organisations and Capacity Enhancement (20 Credits) (O)
Public Sector Management in the Public Sector (20 Credits) (O)
Strategic Management in the Public Sector (20 Credits) (O)

Semester 2 (60 Credits – 1 x © Module and 2 x (O) Modules):

Project Management Skills (20 Credits) ©
Human Resource Management and Development (20 Credits) (O)
International Economics (20 Credits) (O)
Issues in Development Policy (20 Credits) (O)
Project Appraisal and Economic Analysis (20 Credits) (O)
Public Policy Analysis and Management (20 Credits) (O)
Professional Practice (20 Credits) (O)

End of Semester 2 onwards (60 Credits – 1 x © Module):

Dissertation in Project Planning and Management (60 Credits) ©

Career opportunities

Many BCID postgraduates have experience in development and related areas of the public, private and voluntary sectors. This degree course provides the skills and knoledge required to become a development professional.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States