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 understand and examine critically:
Many BCID postgraduates have experience in development and related areas of the public, private and voluntary sectors. This degree course provides the skills and knowledge required to become a development professional.
A typical application would include a good Honours degree or equivalent. However the University welcomes applications from all potential students regardless of their previous academic experience; offers are made following detailed consideration of each individual application.
IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.
(A small increase can be expected for the subsequent year)
“I think that choosing to study at the BCID was a brilliant decision: I learned much about development and about current issues through engaging lectures and discussions with colleagues from all over the world. ”
Modules: (C) = Core, (O) = Option
Semester 1 (60 Credits - 2 x (C) Modules and 1 x (O) Module):
Semester 2 (60 Credits - 1 x (C) Module and 2 x (O) Modules):
End of Semester 2 onwards (60 Credits - 1 x (C) Module):
This course is taught in the Bradford Centre for International Development (BCID)
This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.