Development and International Cooperation, University of Jyväskylä The Master’s Degree Programme in Development, Education and International Cooperation seeks to provide students with tools for functioning creatively and effectively in the world of international development cooperation, with a specific focus on development and education. The students will learn both intellectual tools and practical skills, with which to encounter multi-faceted and contradictory phenomena in the field. The programme thereby broadens and deepens students’ understanding of international development institutions, policies, and actors from a critical, reflexive and interdisciplinary perspective.
The programme's core modules include themes such as development theory, development policy, project management, intercultural communication, education development, and research skills. The programme is recommended to anyone interested in the field of development studies and a professional career in international development. Employment prospects are enhanced by the programme's method of linking academic studies with a practical engagement with real-life situations and job market conditions. Emphasis on education makes the programme unique even globally. Indeed, the programme is ideal for education students interested in the field of international development, and for social science students interested in global education.
Students will choose their field of specialization when applying to the programme. The students can specialize in Social Sciences or Educational Sciences.
Development Studies graduates from the University of Jyväskylä have found employment with a range of governments, intergovernmental organisations, charities, donor agencies, consultancy firms, or non-profit organisations. These include the United Nations, Red Cross, Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and various embassies around the world. Others have gone on to pursue doctoral studies and/o
Development and International Cooperation, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
University of Jyväskylä, Development and International Cooperation, Finland