MSc NGO and Development Management

 NGO And Development Management MSc

Global Development, Politics and Sociology

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  • Core Modules

    Global Development Now

    This core module will introduce you to the current debates in development. It situates global development within the key literatures in development theory and its critiques, helping you to examine the implications for contemporary development debates. It enables you to engage with and apply the informed practitioner focused skills to problems in global development.


    Research Methods for Social Science

    This module equips students with an understanding of how to take up and use a range of research methods to inform evidence based policy making with a view to them putting these into action to enhance their employability.


    Policy and Practice of Humanitarianism and Development - Mental Wealth

    The module aims to offer you a combination of theoretical and practice-based knowledge and experiences from the fields of humanitarianism, development and international politics, with an interdisciplinary and participatory approach. The module provides an in-depth analysis of the politics of policy and practice of development and humanitarianism. The module will also offer practical applied skills in analysing case studies and policy-making related to international development, humanitarianism, displacement, gender-based violence, and human trafficking.


    Independent Applied Research Project

    This module consolidates the knowledge acquired and skills developed in earlier modules intended to prepare you to execute a piece of independent and original work. The module aims to support you in the research and development process suitable for conducting an appropriately managed project, whilst improving your research skills and refining your ability to use them productively. It also aims to help you to offer evidence of self-management in respect of planning, recording and evaluation within the original work produced.

    Optional Modules

    Sustainability and the Commons

    This module will give students the opportunity to gain knowledge on the problematic of environmental and socio-economic sustainability in the contemporary world and explore how collective action in general and the commons in particular are an effective response to these problematics. Students will be encouraged to navigate the theoretical and empirical literature on the commons and reflect on their own experience of community involvement. Students will also be guided in the planning for the final essay and trained in the art of blogging.


    Forced Migration in the Global Era

    As part of this module you will critically examine key issues associated with forced migration and the refugee experience. It will engage you with evaluation of the socio-political processes of construction and production of a range of categories labelling people on the move: forced migrant, refugee, asylum seeker, irregular migrant etc. This will enable you to develop your intellectual position on important contemporary issues ranging from human rights, securitization of migration and their global and local dimensions, such as protracted displacement, to the processes of inclusion, exclusion and identity politics in receiving societies.

    By completing this module, you will be able to evidence both the crucial level of relevant knowledge as well as critical thinking skills required for future engagement in evidence-based assessment and evaluation of the situation of marginalised and vulnerable groups in society - something future employers will look for in your portfolio.


    Conflict, Displacement and Human Security

    This module equips you with an understanding of key issues of contemporary conflicts, changing dynamics of displacement and increased human (in) security; it enables you to place emphasis on people as social actors and agents of social change; it prepares you to learn strategies to prevent conflicts and to promote reconciliation and peace-building; and through the use of case studies it prepares you to evaluate real life scenarios.




Stratford Campus

Stratford Campus, Water Lane, Stratford


The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.