By bringing together the global and the local, our curriculum empowers students to engage with the challenges of development. Many of our course modules were designed in consultation with development organisations, and DPP’s access to a worldwide network of subject experts, policy professionals and practitioners further enhances our teaching capacity. 

Our courses create a dialogue between theory, professional policy and practice and students’ own experiences. The flexibility of being able to fit modules around their work enables students to use the knowledge they gain from each to enrich the other. You can choose whether to start most modules in either May or November, and whether to study them on a standalone basis or as part of working towards one of the following qualifications:



How amazingly dynamic and inclusive the wider Open University community is, and how well-resourced the Open University campus is in terms of library access and research training

Clive Gabay