i181 Technology and Poverty

Spring 2011


ICT4D Masters Degree

NEW 1-year Masters in Practising Sustainable Development (ICT4D specialism) at the University of London (ICT4D = Information and Communication Technologies for Development) The UNESCO Chair/Centre in ICT4D at Royal Holloway, University of London, is launching an exciting new specialism within its successful Practising Sustainable Development Masters, starting Sept 2011. It is designed for IT-experts, designers, students, professionals and development practitioners who want to develop their skills specifically in the area of ICT4D. The degree prepares you for work in the public, private or NGO-sector locally or internationally, or can be a stepping-stone towards a PhD. This course offers students the opportunity to gain a Masters degree which combines – cutting-edge teaching by leading experts, current debates, and practical project design in ICT4D – a well-rounded syllabus introducing key theoretical building blocks in development thinking and current challenges from different disciplines – emphasis on participatory, sustainable, culturally-sensitive, locally relevant, gender aware approaches and appropriate technologies – rigorous training in both qualitative and quantitative research methods in the Social Sciences (plus optional IT courses), preparing participants to be fully-equipped independent (action) researchers. Includes geographical information systems and grassroots participatory video training. – intellectually stimulating and friendly atmosphere; individual mentoring by faculty (personal tutors; dissertation supervisors; individual career advice)


Intake: Sept 2011-Sept 2012 (12 months full-time, or 24 months part-time) Class sizes: generally 5-15 (25 max)
Teaching team includes: Dorothea Kleine, Tim Unwin, G Harindranath, David Grimshaw, Kostas Stathis, David Simon, Katie Willis, Vandana Desai, Jay Mistry
Entry requirements: good undergraduate degree (professional experience a plus); good English skills
Application deadline: April 15 (exceptions possible) Cost: £13,510 (overseas, = $21,950); £3480 (UK/EU) (limited scholarships available for full-time)

For full details, visit www.gg.rhul.ac.uk/psd/ict4d (includes draft syllabus)
Enquiries: dorothea.kleine@rhul.ac.uk

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