Subject details

  • Topics
    • In this unit, students are encouraged to work with government agencies, industry or NGOs on projects relevant to international aid and development,
    • while drawing on the support of academic supervisors.
  • Study resources
    • Print Materials
      • Study guide

Knowledge

By the end of this capstone subject, you should have a sophisticated understanding of:

  1. key international aid and development (IA&D) issues and practices that are of particular relevance to you
  2. the diverse range of approaches and perspectives (including inter-disciplinary perspectives) that can be integrated when addressing these issues and practices.

Skills

By the end of the subject, you should have developed (and be applying) skills in:

  1. integrating the knowledge acquired during university studies to particular IA&D tasks
  2. designing and undertaking IA&D-related research
  3. collaborating professionally with relevant organisations
  4. creative problem-solving
  5. thinking critically about the ethical implications of research and practice
  6. articulate, persuasive communication, including preparing and delivering oral presentations to a high standard
  7. preparing a formal Project report to a professional standard
  8. being a reflective practitioner, able to reflect on progress and experiences, and critical feedback - and learn from it.
  • Assignment 1 - final presentation (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - progress report (20%)
  • Assignment 3 - final report (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This capstone subject provides a valuable opportunity to apply and build international aid and development skills, knowledge and networks. Students are encouraged to work with government agencies, industry or NGOs on projects relevant to international aid and development, while drawing on the support of academic supervisors. While suggestions for project topics and partner organisations are provided, the onus is on students to organise projects that match their interests. Aim: to build the capacities needed for a career as a development practitioner.

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