Kimmage DSC has provided courses in International Development since 1974. We are a dedicated development studies centre with a strong reputation in Ireland and abroad. Options for study exist on both a full and part-time basis based at Kimmage Manor, as well as by flexible and distance learning (FDL) where you can study from almost anywhere in the world.
Our reputation is established by our many graduates who work as activists such as Silas Siakor, conservationists like Bayarjargal Agvaantseren, Maria Keating, UNDP Country Director for Kenya and Maanda Ngoitiko, founder of the Pastoral Women’s Council of Tanzania.
Some of our gradates go on to apply their learning from Kimmage to areas that may seem less obvious but that are equally important to international development such as documentary making and business.
Many work in senior management positions in NGOs, Faith-Based Organisations and in local governments in countries including Ireland, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Lesotho, Malawi, Timor-Leste, Uganda, Vietnam, and Zambia; as UN staff and volunteers in Sierra Leone, Nepal, Afghanistan and Mozambique, community development facilitators in Peru, Liberia, Myanmar and Ireland, as well as human rights and peace activists in Pakistan, Tanzania and Sri Lanka.
MA in International Development (Globalisation and Change)
The Post Graduate Diploma / Master’s in International Development is designed to prepare participants for work in development in a community, local government, youth/adult education, or NGO setting. It offers learners an opportunity to explore contemporary theories of social change and development and to analyse development policies and practices. It builds skills, especially in relation to research, leadership and working with groups and in the planning, management and evaluation of development projects.
The MA specialism in Globalisation and Change is designed for activists, campaigners and development educators who wish to develop their understanding of globalisation processes and their skills in realising justice and equality. The programme draws on analyses of macro structures of power as well as on global-local relationships. It explores movements for social and political transformation and develops skills in the areas of social movement analysis, advocacy and campaigning.
Traditional development studies courses, such as Political Economy of Development, Sociology of Development, Anthropology and Gender are complimented by subjects which have a large active learning and skills-based component, such as Adult Learning, Ethics and Principles of Development Practice and Managing Development Organisations.
The ethos of Kimmage DSC is embodied in an approach based on participatory learning and critical thinking.
The MA in International Development (Globalisation and Change) is a level 9 award validated by Maynooth University.
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