School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) Train to make a difference on a global scale with a degree in international development and the environment. You’ll explore environmental issues in development such as climate change, water security, reconciling development needs with forest conservation, valuing biological diversity and sustainable natural resource management. At the same time you’ll discover the links between the environment, questions of policy, people’s livelihoods and poverty reduction.
You’ll be on one of very few courses in the UK that integrates social and natural science, whilst taking a broad interdisciplinary approach to the study of development issues.
In your third year, you’ll spend three to four months gaining work experience abroad. For many students, this experience is the highlight of their time at university. You’ll graduate well prepared to work in one of the many development fields linked to the environment, sustainable natural resource management and rural livelihood improvement.
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.
ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL) For program leaders and task managers we offer specialized 3 or 5 days courses on a wide range of policies and methods to foster development and poverty reduction. Participants can choose from more than 20 different courses to advance their expertise. These courses can either be taken individually or as part of a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Development and Cooperation.
We welcome professionals from bilateral and international organizations, from NGOs and foundations, and from the private sector. The NADEL courses are taught in either English or German.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) Designed to meet the career needs of people working in international development and climate change policy and practice, the course will address multiple dimensions: International policy frameworks on climate change; urban climate change governance; adaptation and mitigation choices and pathways; linking climate change mitigation and development; carbon trade, markets and development; climate change and poverty reduction, trade-offs and synergies; local responses to extreme events and disasters; sectoral responses (eg water, energy, food and forests).
Taught by a team of internationally-renowned natural scientists, policy analysts and economists, course material will draw upon existing and ongoing research and applied work through the School of International Development and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Its interdisciplinary approach ensures students opportunity to collaborate with the School of Environmental Sciences through science-based modules on climate change.
The MSc Climate Change and International Development degree is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time.