Advanced Master Globalisation and Development
Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp (IOB) The objective of the Master programme is to provide students with a solid understanding of the globalisation phenomenon in all of its dimensions (worldwide markets for goods and services, capital and labour/migration, the planetary challenge of the environment and sustainable development). It also offers insights and tools with which to analyse and affect the impact of globalisation on local development and poverty alleviation in low- and middle-income countries. As such due consideration is given to the complexity of local-global interactions in the multifaceted arenas of globalisation.
The Master’s programme comprises 12 months, starting and ending mid-September, and consists of four modules.
The first module (Theories of Development Research methods I and II) provides an overview of theories of development and gives students up-to-date knowledge of research methods and techniques, both general and programme-specific.
In modules II (Globalisation and Development) and III (Local Institutions and Poverty Reduction) research-driven interactive education is offered.
In module IV (Dissertation), each student conducts an individual development research project under the guidance of a supervisor. The topics covered relate to the thematic focus of modules II and III. A limited number of students receive IOB travel grants in order to conduct fieldwork or participate in an internship for their research project. The dissertation is the subject of a public presentation and defence. This Master offers only one track: Global opportunities for local development. This track focuses on the analysis of the interaction between external and local actors at the interface of global and local development processes.
Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp (IOB), Belgium
Development, International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid (DICHA) DRIIE-SNSPA
National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (DRIIE-SNSPA) The programme assigns a particular importance to a better understanding of certain problems in the development field: cooperation, poverty, environment, economic development, social and human development. The programme entails a close link between theories and practices required to explore and understand the complexity of the development area. The available curriculum is built on a theoretical background that is combined with training courses conducted in a manner that allows students to acquire the right competences and proficiency, as well as special skills in policy and project evaluation, management and planning methods.
The programme is generally addressed to B.A. graduates, particularly to those interested in a career in public institutions in Romania and the European Union or international organizations active in developing countries. Qualified students from developing and emerging countries are particularly welcome. At the same time, the MA Programme is addressed to officials of the Central Government as well as local, and mid-career professionals in any development-related field, due to the fact that the European Union allocates funds for both governmental and local cooperation mechanisms.
This programme is held in English and is addressed to university graduates under Bologna system (3 years) or to those who graduated from long term university study programmes (4 years).
Form of study: full time, 2 years, 120 ECTS.
National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (DRIIE-SNSPA), Romania
Short Courses (Master) in Public Policy and Human Development
United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) The Master Programme in Public Policy and Human Development is organised in such a way that students can also enroll in the separate courses. Most courses run for 4 weeks (some longer) and are concluded with a written exam and/or assignment. Students receive a certificate and credits for every course completed successfully.
– Public Policy
– Public Economics
– Public Policy Analysis
– Introduction to Migration Studies
– Risk and Vulnerability Assessment
– The Global Social Challenge: Beyond Poverty and Inequality
– Innovation and the Global Income Distribution
– Introduction to Regions
– International Trade: Theory, Policy, Environment and Development
– Migration and Remittance Effects
– Building Resilience and Adaptive Governance
– Understanding Social Protection
– Innovation and Development Patterns around the Globe
– Comparative Regionalism
– The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization
– Data Collection and Analysis for Migration Studies
– Risk Management in Crisis Situations
– Quantitative Techniques for Social Protection Policy Design
– Innovation Systems in the Global Economy
– Regionalism and Multi-Level Governance
– International Intellectual Property Law and Policy
– Comparative Migration Policy
– Risk Communication
– Financing Social Protection
– Science, Technology and Innovation Policy
– Research Seminar: Topical Issues in Comparative Regionalism
– Development and Human Rights
United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), Netherlands
PhD Program in Development Studies (PDED)
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,
Centro de Estudos sobre Africa e do Desenvolvimento (CeSA), Portugal
Vocational Education and Training (VET) Between Poverty Alleviation and Economic Development (In French), 29.04. – 03.05.2019
ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL) Rooted in Switzerland’s own unique and strong system, vocational education and training (VET) has been one of the key pillars in Swiss international cooperation ever since its beginnings. After a slack period, VET is back on the agenda of international cooperation. The aim of the module is to strengthen the competence in portfolio management for VET, skills development and labor market policies.
- Basic concepts and terms, both in the German-speaking and Anglo-American traditions
- Differences and commonalities between VET and neighboring systems
- Planning, assessment and counseling of VET interventions with different objectives: economic development, poverty alleviation, creation of self-employment or systems development
- Analysis of VET as a cooperation system of stakeholders with different duties, interests and competencies
- Swissness and specific Swiss strengths in VET: potentials and limitations of transferring the dual VET system to other socio-cultural and economic contexts
- Background, the potential use and the limitations of (national) qualification frameworks
Course fee: CHF 950.-
ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL), Switzerland
International Development MSc
Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath (CDS) Develop the skills and understanding to tackle the global challenges of poverty, inequality, conflict, sustainability and social justice. Whether you are a graduate aiming to make a difference in the world, or a professional wishing to deepen your knowledge and critical thinking, our suite of International Development MSc courses is for you. Engaged with current debates in policy and practice and grounded in interdisciplinary social sciences, you will develop the tools and confidence to work towards creative solutions that address practical problems in strategic ways.
Four distinct pathways provide a choice of flexibility and breadth, or the chance to pursue a particular interest in greater depth. Innovative learning approaches promote in-depth investigation of particular cases and issues. These will draw out connections and contradictions between different actors and analytical perspectives, across global, regional, national and local scales. The opportunity of a placement, leading to a work-based project, will provide hands-on experience to complement classroom-based learning.
You have the choice of taking the interdisciplinary MSc or one of three specialist pathways:
- MSc International Development with Conflict and Humanitarian Action
- MSc International Development with Economics
- MSc International Development, Social justice and Sustainability
Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath (CDS), United Kingdom
Master in Development Studies IHEID
Graduate Institute (IHEID) The Master in Development Studies is an intensive two-year programme that offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the policies and processes of international development, and the practice of development as a profession.
The programme combines training in quantitative and qualitative research methods with courses offering perspectives from the Institute’s core disciplines, including Anthropology, Sociology, History, Law, Political Science and Political Economy.
The programme also includes the completion of a Capstone Project, where students work with one of the Graduate Institute’s partner organisations, as well as professional skills workshops, providing students with the professional tools necessary for effective analysis and ethical decision-making. Students will gain the conceptual and practical tools they need to pursue successful careers in government, international organisations and the non-profit sector.
Graduate Institute (IHEID), Switzerland
Bergen Summer Research School, 17-27.06.2019
UiB Global, University of Bergen How would you frame your research to make an impact on policies for a sustainable future?
June 17-27, 2019 at the University of Bergen
Deadline for applications: 24 February, 2019
We, as researchers, have an important role to play in the interface between science and policymaking. There is an urgent need to connect research to the 2030 Agenda. Next summer, we select 100 PhD candidates to discuss and explore science advice with some of the best international practitioners. BSRS 2019 offers a series of parallel multidisciplinary working groups with top international lecturers, and cutting-edge keynotes to help you make your research play a role for a sustainable future. The research school is tied together with common sessions on research tools, presentation skills, keynotes by high-profile researchers, plenary discussions, and an excursion into the Norwegian waterscape.
- Agenda 2030: Poverty, Climate Change and Sustainability
- Migration Processes and Practices: Theories, methods and ethical conduct
- Cultural Policy: Arts Heritage & Sustainability
- The unfinished agenda of maternal and child health: Getting research into policy
- Water management and sustainable development
- Ocean, Climate, Society: Instabilities and mobilities on the climate change frontline
UiB Global, University of Bergen, Norway
Advanced Master Governance and Development
Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp (IOB) 12 months – in English – possibility for research internship/dissertation field work in the South.
The future of sustainable development is critically related to the promotion of better governance at the local, national, regional and international levels. Both a cause and a consequence of governance failures, violent conflict is incompatible with sustainable development. Processes of state formation, state failure and state reconstruction play a central role in this nexus between development, governance and conflict.
This master analyses governance problems and possible responses with due consideration of the specific historical pathways of individual countries, as well as the interaction between dynamics at the national state level and the local society level. It also addresses the impact of global developments. Students are familiarized with multidisciplinary theoretical and practical insights that will improve their capacity to analyse governance challenges at different levels, in addition to improving the way in which they relate to processes of violent conflict and development.
The governance programme offers two tracks with specific objectives and courses:
Track 1: Governance, Peace and Conflict. This track explores issues of governance and development against the background of violent conflict and the challenge of post-conflict state reconstruction.
Track 2: Local Governance and Poverty Reduction. This track addresses governance and development challenges from the perspective of local institutions and poverty reduction.
Applicants to this Master must show a keen interest in developmental challenges related to governance, conflict analysis, state and peace building, decentralization challenges.
Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp (IOB), Belgium
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