For almost 40 years Kimmage Development Studies Centre has facilitated education and training for development practitioners working in a range of occupations from over 65 countries. We also provide capacity development services devoted to the professional upgrading of Irish and overseas-based international development personnel.
Full Time Study
Our academic programmes reflect a combination of formal and non-formal educational methodologies and are run at undergraduate and post graduate (MA and Post Grad Diploma) levels. Explore theories, analyse development policies & practices, and build skills.
Distance & Part-Time Study
We offer both academic courses and professional training courses on part-time and on flexible, and distance learning formats. We also deliver an evening course called ‘Understanding Development’ for those who wish to update on current development issues.
Training & Consultancies
We build the skills and capacity of development practitioners, organisations, missionary congregations and in-country partners through professional training courses, Kimmage Open and Distance Education (KODE), and organisational support.
Our ethos is embodied in a teaching approach which is based on participatory learning and critical thinking on development practice which seeks to empower course participants to be leaders in their own communities and active facilitators of change.
To learn more about what we do – including our new Flexible and Distance Learning MA in Development Studies – browse our site using the menu above or contact us if you have any queries.
Contemporary Issues in Development (Evening Course) 11 January 2016
Gender and Development 07 March 2016
Sociology of Development (FDLMA) 07 March 2016
Anthropology and Globalisation 07 March 2016
Managing Development Organisations 07 March 2016
Research Methods 07 March 2016
Poverty Reduction through Sustainable Livelihoods 10 September 2016
Child Safeguarding and Protection in Development Practice - UPDATED 2016 24 September 2016
NEW 2016 - HIV and Gender: Context, Programming and Response 08 October 2016
Monitoring & Evaluation (Results Framework) - REVISED 2016 05 November 2016