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Department of Social & Policy Sciences, Programme Catalogue 2011/12

THSP-APC07: PG Cert Wellbeing & Human Development


Mode of attendance: Part-time

Click here for further information NFAAR-PGT assessment regulations for students commencing study in 2011/12 onwards (students who commenced prior to 2011/12 should consult their programme handbook for their assessment regulations):
  • This programme does not have a DAP
  • Assessment Regulations: Appendix 13 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view
  • Programme progression requirement: not applicable
  • Taught credits: 30

Part-time students must complete the compulsory units (and a selection of optional units) as listed below however, the units selected, and the balance between one year and the next, will vary with the individual students' specific requirements. This will be determined through discussion with, and subsequent agreement by, the Director of Studies. Typically part-time PGDip and PGCert students will follow a 21-month or 16-month (respectively) taught programme and will usually take either two or three units in each semester, aiming to complete 30 credits in the first year and 30 in the second year. Preference is given to completing as many of the compulsory units in the first year of studies (so as to provide the core knowledge). Optional units along with any remaining compulsory units are taken in the second year. However the actual balance will be flexible but subject to agreement by the Director of Studies (for example the number of compulsory units as well as the actual units taken each year may vary slightly).

Semester 1: Taught Units

Designated Essential Units Click here for further information
SP50254 Foundations of international development 6 Credits
Compulsory Units
NB. SP50242 is taught as an 5 day intensive course during the Inter-Semester Break (see the Academic Year Charts for relevant dates).
SP50230 Wellbeing & human development 1: concepts, measurement & policy 6 Credits
SP50242 Wellbeing assessment in public policy and development practice 6 Credits
Optional Units: Select 2 Unit(s) from the following list:
XX50170 Principles & skills of social research 6 Credits
SP50075 Comparative European social policy 6 Credits
SP50162 Governing contemporary societies 6 Credits
SP50216 Economics for international development 6 Credits
SP50217 Sociology & social anthropology of development 6 Credits
SP50218 Policy & politics of developing countries 6 Credits
SP50232 Wellbeing & human development: extended essay 6 Credits
SP50249 Advanced policy analysis 6 Credits
SP50250 The politics of policy in international perspective: actors, arenas and conflict 6 Credits
ZZ50001 Director of Studies approved unit 6 Credits

* This programme catalogue is applicable for the 2011/12 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2012/13 and beyond should not assume that later years of a programme will be in the format displayed here for 2011/12.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.