Department of Development Studies, Faculty of Sciences, Palacky University We offer Development Studies and Foresight study program in which the students can select their specialization in International Development Studies or Foresight. The Master’s Program 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 and environmental studies background, but also for students from related fields who are interested in international development and foresight.
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 - Methodological background - Regional orientation
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.
The degree is organized as a full-time program over a 2-year period with 120 study points. All teaching is in English, minimum requirements regarding English qualifications must be met. The degree consists of a series of courses including a Master’s thesis (30 or 60 points). Students are encouraged to write their thesis on the basis of research carried out in ‘field’ conditions in developing or developed countries.
The first year consists of course work covering development theory and policy, research methodology, poverty, plus a range of elective subjects. Students design an individual study plan for the degree during the first semester, with the thesis usually written in the final Spring semester. Field courses, internships and practicum provide valuable practical experience and are offered as electives. Compulsory courses can be waived for students with a strong background in the subject.
Application deadline: June 1st International applicants: December 1st
King’s International Development Institute (IDI) The Department of International Development (DID) at King's has a different agenda to traditional development studies in the UK and wider afield. It specifically focuses on 'emerging economies,' both to explore the sources of their success as well as understand the major development challenges they continue to face. These fast growing and changing societies raise new questions about the global economy, national development and promoting sustainable and equitable growth.
Research at the department seeks to explore critical perspectives on economic growth, modernisation and ‘progress’ and to do so by exploring context-specific economic, social and political change in these countries rather than applying prescriptive models of development.
We have three research groups: - Political Economy & Institutions Poverty, - Inequality & Inclusive Growth - Social Justice
Research expertise spans political science, sociology, social anthropology, development economics, history, geography and management. We have strong regional expertise and collaborations in Latin America and SE Asia, in China and India. The African Leadership Centre hosted by DID brings unique connections with the African continent and offers a separate programme in Leadership Studies with reference to Security and Development.
Duration: 3-4 years f/t or 6-7 years p/t Study mode: Full-time, Part-time
Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE) Since winter 2007, the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy has been offering an international English-language PhD programme in International Development Studies. It is implemented by the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy on behalf of the Faculties of Geography, Law, Social Science, and Economics. Up to 10 PhD candidates are accepted to the programme annually. The programme builds on three fundamental pillars: It is a structured PhD programme with a strong interdisciplinary and international focus.
The PhD in International Development Studies is an interdis-ciplinary, structured programme. It is offered by the IEE in collaboration with the Faculties of Geosciences (Geography Department), Law Science, Social Sciences and Economics. Besides working on their individual research projects partici-pants have to attend a variety of compulsory lectures and seminars, including: • Lecture cycle „International Development” • Economic Perspectives of Development • Social Science Perspectives of Development • Empirical Methods and Statistical Analyses
Seminars and workshops aimed at the training of key aca-demic competencies complement the program. Regular presentation and discussion of individual research projects is part of the IEE Research Cluster Meetings, which are attended by IEE research fellows, PhD candidates and their supervisors.
The application deadline is 30th April every year.
Centro de Estudos sobre Africa e do Desenvolvimento (CeSA) The PhD in Development Studies is a 3rd cycle program of studies that aims to provide high quality training and produce original research in the area of Development Studies, a field of interdisciplinary research of the process of economic, social and political changes in modern societies. This PhD program was created in 2009 and accredited by the national agency A3ES in 2015. After 2017/18 this program became a joint PhD of ISEG (School of Economics and Management), ICS (Institute of Social Sciences), IGOT (Institute of Geographic and Spatial Planning) and ISA (School of Agriculture) of Universidade de Lisboa, with some changes in its content, recently approved by the national agency A3ES. This programme is lectured in English, but it will offer tutorials both in English and in Portuguese. The PhD thesis may be written in Portuguese or in English.
What kind of themes can I study in the Program? Research themes for the doctoral thesis and course units are grounded in a broad range of issues related to the development of contemporary societies and its methodological variables and analytical tools. The emphasis is on agriculture and contemporary agrarian transformation; poverty, inequality and equity issues; development economics and aid finance; development cooperation, policy and political issues; geography and urbanization; migration and gender; security- development nexus; sustainable consumption, food production and ecosystem services; and modernity theoretical challenges to development. These themes are explored in our PhD programme through course units related to the development of contemporary societies, including: theories of development and modernity, the policy and politics of development, sustainability transitions and a focus on urban development. As a Development Studies programme, interdisciplinary links are established between economics, sociology, geography, social and economic history,
Está orientado a la especialización académica tras los estudios de grado y a la formación investigadora, centrándose en el estudio de las relaciones entre el fenómeno de la globalización y los procesos de desarrollo. Se trata de una propuesta docente de carácter interdisciplinar que se inscribe en lo que en otros países europeos es la tradición de los Estudios sobre Desarrollo (Development Studies).
Además de las de carácter metodológico y/o de las referidas a técnicas cuantitativas, las materias impartidas en este máster se centran en dos dimensiones fundamentales: la globalización, entendida como proceso de mundialización de interrelaciones y procesos tanto en el ámbito económico como en el social, político o cultural y el desarrollo, abordado en nuestro caso desde los paradigmas del desarrollo humano y la sostenibilidad teniendo en cuenta el papel de la cooperación internacional, como instrumento de la sociedad para promover la convivencia pacífica y el desarrollo a escala global.
Peace and Development Work is for students who are looking for a specialisation in issues linked to peace, development and international development co-operation. We focus on current research concerning development as well as the practical work carried out by international institutions, non-governmental organisations and social movements. As a Master student, and in writing your final thesis, you have the possibility to work together with an organization or to conduct a field study in a developing country. The interdisciplinary approach of the progamme - where we also discuss how development issues can be solved in real politics - allows us to keep a close connection with people who are employed within our field and to learn from them. Moreover, most of our teachers have long experience from working with peace and development in developing countries. In the program we also discuss communication issues and how they can influence international development.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) Combine the study of human geography with international development to learn how to tackle the biggest challenges facing the modern world – poverty and inequality, food security, climate change, conflict, global governance, sustainability and migration. You’ll study geography in depth and apply your knowledge and analysis to issues in international development. The course emphasises academic rigour and technical skills, whilst building your employability. You’ll gain practical skills training, field experience, and IT skills including in Geographical Information Systems (GIS).
Fieldwork and field courses are a vital part of the degree. In addition to field-work elements in a number of the taught modules we have a weekend residential trip in the first year and a compulsory field trip module in the second year, either the UK or overseas. In your third year, you’ll have the opportunity to gain hands on experience through your dissertation research and/or Development Work Placement module.
The School of International Development is internationally renowned for its research. They work closely with the School of Environmental Sciences, which houses the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and a research group on Science, Society and Sustainability.
Institut d'Etude du Développement Economique et Social, Université Paris 1 (IEDES) The development of the southern countries and the effects of globalization in the world, particularly in their economic and social components, are more than ever a major issue, both academically and politically. The various crises – social, environmental, food, economic and financial – that cross the global economy underscore the need for developing countries to have strong economic, social and institutional foundations to overcome these instabilities over the long term. It is not only a question of managing difficult circumstances, but also of placing oneself in a long-term horizon in order to avoid recurring crises that are severely penalizing for development.
There is indeed a specific subject that concerns the question of change in all societies, in those of the so-called developed countries as well as those of the so-called developing or emerging countries, and a family of trades particularly dedicated to this subject: International organizations, bilateral cooperation frameworks, consultancy firms, consultants, heads of non-governmental organizations, etc. This subject is also a field of reflection and research whose problems are renewed in the research institutions of the North and even more of the South.
The master's degree proposed by the IEDES is aimed at a wide range of audiences: French students first, European and third country nationals then, in initial or continuing education for the most part, but also professionals Having already acquired experience in the field of development and wishing to obtain a complementary qualification of university dimension.
Master in Development Studies – Human and Social Sciences: 3 adapted professional courses: - Social and economic development: work, training, health - Local development: actors, mobilizations and territories - Crises: emergency response and development actions
Graduate Institute (IHEID) As a dual degree student, you spend your first year at The Graduate Institute, Geneva studying in either the Master in International Affairs or Master in Development Studies degree programs. Your second and final year is spent at Harvard Kennedy School, in the Mid-Career Master in Public Administration program.
Year One: The Graduate Institute, Geneva Experience
Immerse yourself in the global development context of International Geneva. The Graduate Institute is located in the United Nations district, surrounded by many of the world’s most influential multilateral institutions and international organisations. The Master programme allows you to return to formal learning with broad exposure to international affairs and development through an interdisciplinary curriculum. Participants in these masters will also choose one specialised topic for their thesis project, to develop expertise on a selected issue of their choice. Participants in the Dual Master can choose from among two programmes at the Institute for this first year experience: - Master in International Affairs - Master in Development Studies During year one, participants will also benefit from the Institute’s public lectures and seminars. The Graduate Institute hosts about 100 public lectures, panel and roundtables each year, bringing influential leaders to campus.
Year Two: The Harvard Kennedy School Experience
Participants advance to Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, Mass., USA, where they join a new cohort of peers entering the 1-year Mid-Career Master of Public Administration. Credits obtained during this year at Harvard are recognised by the Graduate Institute, Geneva, and will count towards the second year requirements for the Master from the Institute. At the same time, participants write their dissertation under the remote support and supervision of a Graduate Institute faculty member.