Department of Development Studies, Faculty of Sciences, Palacky University The Master’s Program in International Development Studies taught in English is the first of its kind in the Czech Republic and in the region of Central and Eastern Europe and is open to students worldwide. It is a two-year, full-time program designed not only for bachelor students with development studies background, but also for students from related fields who are interested in international development.
The program provides students with key knowledge and skills for a deeper understanding of problems affecting developing countries and the policies of international development including the skills for qualitative and quantitative research. The study program is based on three main pillars:
- Theoretical background – seven compulsory courses and three seminars
- Methodological background – a choice between quantitative and qualitative methods
- Regional orientation – two courses applying theoretical knowledge to regional opportunities of development. Students can choose from four regions: Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Middle East and Central Asia.
Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded the title of “Magister”, abbreviated as “Mgr.” which is equivalent to Master of Science (M.Sc.). Graduates are equipped to work in the field of international development in the public sector, private industry as well as in governmental and non-governmental organizations at both the national and international levels. Graduates can also find the opportunity to work as experts in projects run in low-income countries especially in the organizing and administering of projects both in the donor and target country, in diplomatic service, or in the academic sector.
Department of Development Studies, Faculty of Sciences, Palacky University, Czech Republic