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Technology, Design and Environment School of Architecture The award-winning Development and Emergency Practice (DEP) course provides a unique academic setting for the study of international development, conflict, disaster management, urbanisation, humanitarianism and human rights. With its core emphasis on practice, the course offers students the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes in the rapidly changing field of development and emergency practice. Since its beginning in 1991 the course has established an international reputation for excellence. Well over 500 students from many countries have attended, with many going on to hold senior positions in development and emergency organisations around the world. The course is targeted at those having or seeking careers within NGOs, bilateral or multi-lateral humanitarian, development and human rights agencies or governmental and commercial organisations working in international development. Those who apply broadly fall into one of two groups: practitioners from NGOs, UN agencies, commercial companies and the military looking to reflect on their experiences and to further develop their skills and knowledge and those looking for a career or life change, and who are exploring a possible role in international humanitarian, human rights or development work. Course content The programme is organised on a modular credit system. Modules combine taught activities and self-led study. A module of 20 credits, for example, approximates to 200 hours of student input, up to 40 hours of which will be devoted to lectures, seminars, or individual tutorials. The remainder of the time is devoted to student-led study. For the postgraduate certificate it is compulsory to pass at least one of the modules Theory of Practice or Practice of Theory and at least 30 other credits. For the postgraduate diploma you must pass 120 credits from the taught modules, including both compulsory modules. For the MA you must gain at least 180 credits, including the dissertation. As courses are reviewed regularly the module list you choose from may vary from that shown here. Theory of Practice: Approaches and Understandings Practice of Theory: Tools and Methods Armed Conflict and International Humanitarianism Globalisation: Environment and Development Globalisation: Global Institutions Disasters, Risk, Vulnerability and Climate Change Human Rights Law and Activism Partnerships for Development: a Critical Assessment Learning Practice Masterclass Working with Conflict: Practical Skills and Strategies The compulsory modules for the MA are: Research Methods (10 credits) aims to advance your knowledge and understanding of research, including both qualitative and quantitative methods. MA Dissertation (50 credits) gives you the opportunity to explore an aspect of development and emergency practice in an extended piece of self-led study. The dissertation can be written, or can be ?unconventional?, for example a film, a play or a piece of creative art. The following module, offered by another department, can be attended by DEP students. World of Refugees The existence of refugees poses a challenging and complex agenda of issues which now constitute a significant area of academic inquiry and research. The module focuses on large-scale emergencies in the developing world and on the volatile conditions of the asylum 'problem' in western Europe. Field trips The course offers several field trip options each year. Previous field trips have been to Asia (India, Thailand, Cambodia), Latin America (Peru), Europe (Bosnia, Northern Ireland), Africa (South Africa) and the Caribbean (Jamaica). These usually take place in late January just before the beginning of Semester 2. Note that field trips are at an additional cost to the programme fee, to reflect the fact that some students prefer not to take up this option. Short movies of recent field trips to South Africa and India can be seen on YouTube. We offer a range of cours
Technology, Design and Environment School of Architecture The award-winning Development and Emergency Practice (DEP) course provides a unique academic setting for the study of international development, conflict, disaster management, urbanisation, humanitarianism and human rights. With its core emphasis on practice, the course offers students the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes in the rapidly changing field of development and emergency practice. Since its beginning i...