|Study location||Netherlands, Maastricht|
|Type||Summer Course, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 week - intensive (2 ECTS)|
|Tuition fee||€399 per programme|
Enrolled as an Undergraduate student or Undergraduate diploma
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Please attach proof of English proficiency or clearly state in your motivation letter any previous English experience through education, upbringing or jobs. We pride ourselves on our interactive courses and we therefore want to ensure all students can participate to the full extent.
Governments, NGOs and private organizations in the developing world are increasingly engaged in donor-funded projects. Often they are asked to formulate project proposals that are economically, socially, politically and environmentally viable. To handle these often complex and demanding processes, project managers need to possess the latest knowledge on various project design tools. This course has been designed to appeal to students interested in the aid/development sector as well as students who are interested in logical models that can be applied to project design.
Course Duration and Dates
This is a one week course running from the 12th of July until the 16th of July, 2021. This course is planned to take place on-campus in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Due to COVID-19, we cannot guarantee that this scenario will be possible however. We will make a decision based on the latest government regulations on the 1st of May, 2021 and inform all applicants whether the course will take place on-campus or, need be, online.
The number of credits earned after successfully concluding this course is the equivalent of 2 ECTS according to Maastricht University MSS guidelines. For further information see the MSS terms and conditions
- Understand development project as a concept;
- Knowledge of the Project Life Cycle and the involved decision-making processes;
- Familiar with the Log Frame Approach;
- Aware of the importance of preparing quality documents throughout the cycle of operations;
- Familiar with the analytical tools required to characterise problems and needs;
- Knowledge of the planning tools required to assess the feasibility of a given project;
- Aware of the importance of considering the adequate assumptions while designing a project;
- Aware of the three dimensions involved in the design of a project;
- Understand how and why the log frame is structured as a comprehensive logic model.
This course has been designed to appeal to students interested in the aid/development sector as well as students who are interested in logical models that can be applied to project design. Interest on development related subjects is obviously an advantage and additional motivation.
The Road to Results – World Bank openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/2699/526780PUB0Road101Official0Use0Only1.pdf?sequence=1
Project Management Methodology – Council of Europe
Development Projects Management – Rui Miguel Santos (ibook for iPad, iPhone, Mac)
• Work in Subgroups