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.
Sustainable Livelihoods & Poverty Reduction 12 September 2015
Child Protection in Development Practice 26 September 2015
Adult Learning for Development 05 October 2015
Globalisation and Movements for Change 05 October 2015
Political Economy of Development 05 October 2015
Political Economy of Environment and Development 05 October 2015
Sustainable Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation 05 October 2015
Conflict, Development and Security 05 October 2015
Project Cycle Management 05 October 2015
Understanding Development Evening Course - Term 1 12 October 2015
Monitoring & Evaluation 24 October 2015
Project Management, Governance & Accountability 07 November 2015
Understanding Development Evening Course - Term 2 29 February 2016
Gender and Development 07 March 2016
Sociology of Development 07 March 2016
Anthropology and Globalisation 07 March 2016
Managing Development Organisations 07 March 2016
Research Methods 07 March 2016