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Please note that this course has started and enrolment is no longer possible.

The Diploma provides students with the necessary knowledge to critically reflect on the value and limits of economic approaches and alternative theories that have been applied to International Development. It will take account of the diversity and evolution of human development approaches and social welfare issues and provide students with real life examples illustrating the range of research, policy and practice in this field.

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Assessment

How will I be taught and assessed?

The course is taught through a series of day schools by tutors whose expertise is shaped by both theoretical knowledge and practical experience. For a list of tutors who teach on the international development programmes please see the International development and global change subject page. The day schools will contain a mixture of lectures, seminars, practical sessions, discussion and student presentations.

You will learn how to present your ideas both through speaking and writing. You will also have access to online support through our virtual learning environment, which will accelerate your learning and enhance your experience of the course.

All students are expected to take an active part in the course and submit work showing evidence of learning. In particular, you will be expected in each unit to:

  1. attend Friday day-schools
  2. participate actively in class work
  3. undertake reading and assignments set by the tutors
  4. access resources and submit assignments through ICE Online, the Institute’s virtual learning environment.

It is essential that students have an email account and regular access to an internet-connected computer. The course is supported by a web-based Virtual Learning Environment and course communications will be sent via email. Students are expected to submit their assignments online and feedback on assignments is delivered online.

Students retain access to the learning resources on their course for two academic years after they have completed their course.

The computing facilities available at a public library or internet café may be sufficient and unlimited free computing and internet access will be available to you within the University Library throughout your course.

What is the status of this qualification?

The Certificate is taught and awarded at second-year undergraduate level (FHEQ 5) and offers 60 credits within the Higher Education Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS). This is equivalent to half of the second year of full-time undergraduate study.

Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. If your first language is not English, please refer to our Information for Applicants pages for further guidance.

Course dates

06 Oct 2017 to 06 Jul 2018

Course duration

1 year(s)

Apply by

04 Sep 2017

Course fee

Home/EU: £2,000
Overseas fee: £2,000

Venue

Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
Cambridge
CB23 8AQ
UK

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at FHEQ5

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 10

Course code

1718DCR002