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.
Managing for Results and Accountability 13 May 2017
Results Based Monitoring & Evaluation 27 May 2017
Sustainable Livelihoods Approach to Poverty Reduction 09 September 2017
Child Safeguarding & Protection in Development Practice 23 September 2017
HIV & Gender: Context, Programming and Response 07 October 2017
Adult Learning for Development 09 October 2017
Globalisation and Movements for Change 09 October 2017
Managing Development Organisations 09 October 2017
Political Economy of Development 09 October 2017
Political Economy of Environment and Development 09 October 2017
Research Methods 09 October 2017
Sustainable Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation 09 October 2017