ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL) The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Development and Cooperation offers students an inspiring environment in which they can acquire an understanding of local and global development challenges as well as the tools and methods to find innovative solutions to address them. The program combines studies at ETH with experiential learning at an international organization. This provides students with both the theoretical background and practical experience necessary to successfully pursue a career devoted to more inclusive and sustainable societies.
Autumn Semester: During the first semester, students acquire theoretical and empirical knowledge about the most pressing global and local challenges. The courses combine lectures and workshops and allow for extensive discussion between classmates and lecturers. The courses are bilingual (in German and English), multidisciplinary, and policy oriented. In the core courses, students obtain a solid understanding of important historical, socioeconomic, political, and environmental development processes.
On-the-job-training: The first study semester is followed by a 8-10 month on-the-job training with a multilateral, bi-lateral, or non-governmental organization. This job assignment is designed to immerse students in a complex and intercultural working environment.
Spring Semester In the final semester, the students deepen their knowledge of specific methods and policies to address global and local development challenges. Students can select from numerous courses on methods to identify innovative solutions or on policy implementation strategies that improve the livelihoods of the poor. They link cutting-edge research with policies and practice. MAS students are given the option of taking the block course on either a full-time (during the spring semester) or part-time basis, but must complete six courses within two years.
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) Ce cours abordera les défis majeurs du développement auxquels font face les pays émergents et en développement. L'étudiant-e se focalisera sur des projets de développement visant la réduction de la pauvreté, le développement urbain et rural, l'entrepreneuriat social et les technologies essentielles.
Contenu Les défis du développement dans les pays du Sud Les cours seront donnés soit en français soit en anglais: Semaine 1 : Introduction au cours « Coopération et Développement » (thèmes principaux qui seront abordés, structure du cours et de l'examen) et présentation par deux étudiants partis travailler sur le terrain avec Ingénieurs du Monde. Semaine 2 : Réduction de la pauvreté, MDGs, SDGs, projection conférence TedX Semaine 3 : Théories et histoire du développement Semaine 4 : Film sur des modèles de développement alternatif et discussion Semaine 5 : Technologies pour le Sud - technologies essentielles Semaine 6 : Technologies pour le Sud - présentation du travail en groupe Semaine 7 : Examen écrit (40% de la note finale) Semaine 8 : Développement rural - Les TIC pour le développement au Burkina Faso Semaine 9 : Innovation dans les pays du Sud Semaine 10 : Acteurs internationaux (ONU, WB, FMI) Semaine 11 : Les défis liés au développement urbain dans le Sud Semaine 12 : Discussion sur des articles de journaux en lien avec le développement Semaine 13 : Travailler pour la direction du développement et de la coopération suisse (DDC) aujourd'hui Semaine 14 : Examen écrit (40% de la note finale)
The broad purpose of this programme is to give those working in the area of poverty reduction and development in developing and transitional countries, or those wishing to work in such areas, a firmer grounding in understanding poverty and inequality, promoting poverty reduction and analysing the performance of major poverty reducing programmes and policies.
The core module aims to familiarise students with key concepts (eg development and poverty) and theories (eg modernisation, dependency, neo-liberalism and the ‘crisis’ in development theory) and with the changing roles of international development organisations and states in promoting international development (eg through aid, trade and fiscal, monetary and social policies).
The emphasis throughout will be on encouraging students to reflect critically on what has worked well or not and why. Students will select three optional modules (at 20 credits each) based on their individual interests and career aspirations.
Development Studies Association Ireland (DSAI) The third DSAI Summer School focuses on innovative ways of doing development research which places participation and "citizen-driven" research at the centre of its practice. It explores the relationship between research and action, and the role of researcher activist. This summer school examines methodologies of citizen empowerment and ‘doing participation’ in the context of urban and rural poverty, displacement, and globalisation. It problematizes the ‘expert stance’ and asks how the activist practitioner researcher can promote both equity and efficiency in development and humanitarian contexts through lay methodologies. It asks how we can scale this learning beyond micro settings to being embedded within the global development and humanitarian community.
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.
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,
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
ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL) In recent years there has been increasing international interest in vocational education and training (VET). The discussion about the success factors of VET and the extent dual VET can offer advantages to developing countries however is still ongoing. Switzerland, with its own unique and strong VET system has a long tradition of implementing VET in development countries. Experts from the field will feed in their experience into the course, which provides an overview of the systems and process dimensions of VET, opportunities for VET implementation, their implications, as well as constraints. At the end, participants will have strengthened their competence in portfolio management for VET, skills development and labor market policies.
Duration: 04.11. – 08.11.2019 Registration for courses in the fall semester 2019 start on the 27th of May 2019. The course can either be taken individually, or as a part of the CAS in Development Cooperation.
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.