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Human Rights and Development Management, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 6 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Online
This Postgraduate Certificate in Human Rights and Development Management from The Open University UK will appeal to an international audience with an interest in human rights law and corporate social responsibility in development contexts.

About

The Postgraduate Certificate in Human Rights and Development Management from The Open University UK is designed to facilitate constructive and informed decision making, giving you a thorough grounding in all areas of corporate social responsibility in contexts ranging from the local to the global. You will develop the skills needed to help and encourage organisations to respect human rights, avoid harm to people and the environment, and maximise their positive contribution to sustainable development. 

Key features of the course
  • Builds your understanding of the complex processes labelled ‘development’, and how to manage those processes more effectively
  • Offers a critical examination of the concepts of corporate responsibility and human rights
  • Focuses on assessing and finding solutions to complex situations in fast-changing business and institutional environments
  • Makes links between academic learning and professional practice, to the benefit of both.
Career relevance

In the past decade, the social expectations from business actors and the social engagement of these actors have changed dramatically. There is also evidence of an increased demand for those skills and expertise that could help business organisations fulfil their re-defined social role. This certificate provides invaluable professional expertise required for influencing the decision making processes related to business engagement in society. The modules making up this certificate combine to give a good overview of the complex issues raised by such an engagement and to allow practitioners to make a full contribution to organisational strategy formulation.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Development: context and practice 
  • Capacities for managing development  
  • Business, human rights law and corporate social responsibility 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Closing dates vary depending on the modules you choose.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 6 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      Minimum – 6 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • You should normally hold a bachelors degree from a UK university (or equivalent), or have experience in this field. 
  • Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you will need a minimum overall score of 6 and minimum score of 5.5 in each of the four components: reading, writing, speaking and listening under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). 

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3840 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3840 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3840 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3840 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
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