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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This course will introduce the perspectives, skills and decision-making tools required to design and  manage partnerships and to build collaborative capacity to achieve sustainable development. Students will learn about the types of partnership and their emerging role in sustainable development. They will explore the concepts of multi-actor partnership working and collaborative capacity. Students will become familiar with current discussions and trends linked to cross-sector partnerships and evaluate the factors of success and failure of cross-sector partnerships.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Tavis Potts

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • MSc Environmental Partnership Management (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Conceptual and theoretical understandings of partnership working, collaboration, collaborative capacity, collaborative governance and administration Designing effective partnerships Managing effective partnerships The role of digital networks in the development of collaborative capacity.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 7 - 17

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Coursework (100%) (e.g. review essay article and oral case study presentation)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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