The degree is organized as a full-time program over a 2-year period with 120 study points. All teaching is in English, minimum requirements regarding English qualifications must be met. The degree consists of a series of courses including a Master’s thesis (30 or 60 points). Students are encouraged to write their thesis on the basis of research carried out in ‘field’ conditions in developing or developed countries.
The first year consists of course work covering development theory and policy, research methodology, poverty, plus a range of elective subjects. Students design an individual study plan for the degree during the first semester, with the thesis usually written in the final Spring semester. Field courses, internships and practicum provide valuable practical experience and are offered as electives. Compulsory courses can be waived for students with a strong background in the subject.
Application deadline: June 1st International applicants: December 1st
Faculty of Society and Economics, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the international community has sent a strong signal for a new global partnership: developing countries, emerging countries and industrialized countries have agreed on 17 ambitious goals for sustainable global development (SDGs). To implement the 2030 Agenda, international organizations need highly qualified experts with a broad understanding of the diverse development topics and problems to implement projects.
The master's program in Sustainable Development Management integrates and connects the parts of economics and political science relevant to sustainable development. These are supplemented by empirical methods and modules of project management. This combination gives you the necessary qualifications to help shape both the academic discourse on sustainable development and project practice. Our courses are based on the project cycle: You learn to successfully plan, implement, critically question and evaluate sustainable development projects.
Graduates of Sustainable Development Management from Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences will be valuable employees who are highly sought after by various institutions in the fields of technical as well as financial development cooperation. Moreover, the strong focus of the master’s programme on project management gives our students an additional edge in the labour market.
King’s International Development Institute (IDI) The Emerging Economies & International Development MSc offers a distinctive approach to the study of development by focusing on emerging economies. We cover subjects such as development theory, political economy, geography and social policy. You will also have the opportunity to focus on particular countries and regions.
The MSc course provides you with high-quality post-graduate teaching and research training in the analysis of emerging economies. It offers a distinctive approach to the study of development by focusing on rising economic powers and some of the questions surrounding their emergence as key players in global politics and the economy. It also draws on social scientific expertise from across other departments in the Faculties of Social Sciences & Public Policy and Arts & Humanities.
This course focuses on reviewing economic development theory to ask whether emerging economies offer a new model or models of development. It looks at the strategies that they have adopted to promote development, how inclusive and sustainable or enduring these new strategies are and how emerging markets solve the difficult problems of promoting growth over the longer term. While investigating this last question we will discuss how these countries handle the development and diffusion of technology, how they manage trade and financial flows, how they balance the role of the state and the market, and how they deal with problems of institutional underdevelopment and weak systems of law and accountability.
Duration: 1 year FT / 2 years PT, September to September
Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE) Since winter 2007, the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy has been offering an international English-language PhD programme in International Development Studies. It is implemented by the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy on behalf of the Faculties of Geography, Law, Social Science, and Economics. Up to 10 PhD candidates are accepted to the programme annually. The programme builds on three fundamental pillars: It is a structured PhD programme with a strong interdisciplinary and international focus.
The PhD in International Development Studies is an interdis-ciplinary, structured programme. It is offered by the IEE in collaboration with the Faculties of Geosciences (Geography Department), Law Science, Social Sciences and Economics. Besides working on their individual research projects partici-pants have to attend a variety of compulsory lectures and seminars, including: • Lecture cycle „International Development” • Economic Perspectives of Development • Social Science Perspectives of Development • Empirical Methods and Statistical Analyses
Seminars and workshops aimed at the training of key aca-demic competencies complement the program. Regular presentation and discussion of individual research projects is part of the IEE Research Cluster Meetings, which are attended by IEE research fellows, PhD candidates and their supervisors.
The application deadline is 30th April every year.
ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL) Turbulence, uncertainty, novelty and ambiguity (TUNA) have become key features in many countries where international cooperation is engaged, often alongside of actors from humanitarian aid, mediation and security. To cope with permanent change, successful strategies and programs need to enhance agility and collaboration in planning, management and steering. Combining theoretical input with case studies, this course explores the characteristics of fragility, how they can be assessed and monitored and how development programming has to be adapted. It also discusses cooperation between actors seeking to engage in these contexts.
Duration: 25.11. – 29.11.2019 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.
Centro de Estudos sobre Africa e do Desenvolvimento (CeSA) The main objective of the degree in Development and International Cooperation is to provide Masters graduates with additional skills to those acquired during the 1 st Cycle, which will help them find employment as leaders, managers, and senior technicians of public and private organisations and international organisations. The aim is to strengthen the understanding of economic, political, and sociological theories of development and social change, as well as international cooperation for development; and also to learn research methodologies in this area, as well as the complexity of the empirical reality of the South, and to ensure that Masters students are equipped with the skills needed to prepare technical dossiers to support policy decision-making in the area of economic and social development policy, as well as international cooperation.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) The process of globalisation is central to an understanding of the contemporary world. The nature of this process and its implications for international development are hotly debated and you’ll tackle key questions including: - Is globalisation leading to increasing international inequality and poverty, or does the expansion of international trade in goods and services provide new opportunities for developing countries? - How can we make sense of emergent trends such as fair trade, social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility and sustainable consumption? - Does globalisation call for a radical overhaul of existing international, national and local institutions? - And why is it so difficult to solve global environmental problems such as climate change?
Gain comprehensive knowledge in the field of globalisation, business and sustainable development and equip yourself with the necessary skills to pursue a career in this fascinating area. You’ll integrate different disciplinary perspectives to analyse the economic, political, social and environmental dimensions of globalisation. You’ll consider the resistance to globalisation and how this has played out in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
This course adopts a unique interdisciplinary approach, making UEA the perfect place to help you gain that all-important competitive edge.
Está orientado a la especialización académica tras los estudios de grado y a la formación investigadora, centrándose en el estudio de las relaciones entre el fenómeno de la globalización y los procesos de desarrollo. Se trata de una propuesta docente de carácter interdisciplinar que se inscribe en lo que en otros países europeos es la tradición de los Estudios sobre Desarrollo (Development Studies).
Además de las de carácter metodológico y/o de las referidas a técnicas cuantitativas, las materias impartidas en este máster se centran en dos dimensiones fundamentales: la globalización, entendida como proceso de mundialización de interrelaciones y procesos tanto en el ámbito económico como en el social, político o cultural y el desarrollo, abordado en nuestro caso desde los paradigmas del desarrollo humano y la sostenibilidad teniendo en cuenta el papel de la cooperación internacional, como instrumento de la sociedad para promover la convivencia pacífica y el desarrollo a escala global.
International Development Department, University of Birmingham (IDD) This programme explores some of the world’s most pressing development challenges, from poverty and inequality, to migration, conflict and climate change. In our increasingly globalised world, these problems are growing in complexity and significance. The Sustainable Development Goals aim to tackle these challenges by 2030, but this will require global effort, co-ordination and vision.
On the BA International Relations and Development programme you will apply an international relations lens to understanding and addressing the challenge of global development and learn how development is affected by relations between states, in theory and in practice. You will explore theories of economic and social development, from colonialism to dependency, and develop core disciplinary skills in international relations and international political economy. You will apply these theories to a variety of examples of development and change from across the world, and critically examine different forms of development assistance, from aid to trade relations.
You will explore the implications of international relations for poverty, conflict and inequality through a range of case studies and practical exercises. The BA International Relations and Development programme uses real-world puzzles to bring to life the complex challenges of doing development in practice. It includes a specially designed Working in Development module, which will provide hands-on experience of common tools used in development projects and programmes. The International Relations and Development programme aims to bridge the gap between your academic study and future professional life by ensuring you can apply theory to practice, and providing you with real world insights.
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.