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MScDevelopment and Project Planning

University of Bradford
United Kingdom, Bradford
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This course aims to develop an in-depth understanding of alternative approaches to development planning and economic policy issues, with a thorough training in techniques for the planning, design and economic analysis of development projects and programmes. There is a strong emphasis on issues and analytical techniques relating to choices in project design, and cost-benefit analysis. Issues related to policy analysis, institutional forces which affect policy design and its implementation are also studied.

The objectives of the course are to enable students to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in the following areas:

The major analytical issues, methods and techniques of planning and policy analysis for national economic and social development

The theoretical and practical aspects of project planning, analysis and management in the various productive, infrastructure and social sectors

Programme structure

Modules: © = Core, (O) = Option

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

Project Planning, Design and Appraisal (20 Credits) ©
Economics for Development (20 Credits) (O)
Issues in Development Theory (20 Credits) (O)
Organisations and Capacity Enhancement (20 Credits) (O)
Project and Programme Management (20 Credits) (O)
Public Sector Management Concepts and Practice (20 Credits) (O)

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

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

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

Dissertation in Development and Project Planning (60 Credits) ©

Career opportunities

This course prepares you for a professional role in project design and project appraisal of development projects – especially suited for a career in multilateral or national development banks.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States