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) Our two-year Master’s program offers rigorous training in anthropology and sociology through a combination of coursework in small class settings, opportunities for independent field research, and close mentoring. During the program students acquire a breadth and depth of disciplinary and cross-disciplinary knowledge, as well as research skills across a variety of methodological approaches.
We aim to foster in our students the analytical, methodological, and conceptual capacities needed to develop nuanced understandings of, and responses to, the transnational and globalized dimensions of many of today’s most urgent social, cultural, political, and economic problems. Students complete our program well prepared for careers in the international, public, private, and nonprofit sectors. A number of our MA students also go on to pursue PhDs in ANSO or other internationally competitive doctoral programs.