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[liberationtech] New 1 Year Masters on ICT4D at the University of London

Kevin Donovan kdonovan11 at
Thu Feb 24 11:10:11 PST 2011

Dorothea Kleine of RHUL has notified of a neat new opportunity.
Additionally, for those of you in the Cambridge/Boston area, she's is at
Berkman until April 3rd and happy to meet up.


 *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

- 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

*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

*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, please see attached brochure and visit *<>
*(includes draft syllabus)

Enquiries, by email or skype: *dorothea.kleine at*

Kevin Donovan
Georgetown '11: SFS
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