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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)
Key Facts:
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)
For full details, please see attached brochure and visit www.gg.rhul.ac.uk/psd/ict4d (includes draft syllabus)
Enquiries, by email or skype: dorothea.kleine@rhul.ac.uk
Dr Dorothea Kleine
Department of Geography
ICT4D Centre/UNESCO Chair in ICT for Development
Royal Holloway, University of London
Jan-Apr 2011: Visiting Researcher, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University

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