Peace and Development Studies, Department for Social Studies, Linnaeus University (LNU) The course provides an overview of contemporary global trends and shifts in power, and the major international players / organizations relevant for poor countries and conflict areas future opportunities for a sustainable peaceful development. Theories of peace and development are analysed, as well as important theories of political development, good governance and the democratization processes – and the link between political and economic development, and conflicts in developing countries. Processes for peace and development is analysed as a political process in which conflicts of interest, power, identity, gender, religion and how these politicized can be analysed and managed as part of a multi-level analysis including structures, processes and actors in the peace and development process, at local, national, regional and global levels, including processes of state and nation building, governance, democratization, horizontal and vertical accountability and human rights. The challenges – and opportunities – globalization creates for development from local, to the international level are discussed, as is the issue of global governance. The international development cooperation actors and policy for promoting democracy, political development and human rights are presented and problematized – and how international interventions to promote peace and development can influence the political aspects of peace and development at the local and national level. Through role-plays and exercises the student train practical skills in data collection, analysis, writing and oral presentation.
Deadline for Applications: 15 January (Some courses and programmes will accept late applications.)
King’s International Development Institute (IDI) The Department of International Development at King's offers one undergraduate degree, which is our International Development BA. The course looks at rising economic powers like the BRIC countries as well as other successful economies such as Indonesia, Vietnam, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, Turkey and South Korea.
King’s international development programme asks what these countries have done that is distinctive and new. But, the programme also explores whether these changes are enduring and examine the ongoing challenges of national development facing these nations. King’s international development programme looks at emerging economies for policy innovations and solutions that may offer lessons for poorer regions and nations.
The International Development BA is an interdisciplinary programme covering Development Economics, Politics, Sociology, and Anthropology.
Key benefits - The interdisciplinary course offers a distinctive approach to the study of development by focusing on the ‘emerging economies’ and international development. - Located in the heart of London with excellent academic, social and cultural opportunities and wide-ranging access to library and archival resources nearby. - You can choose to study abroad for a full year, and extend your education at King's over four years.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) Combine the study of human geography with international development to learn how to tackle the biggest challenges facing the modern world – poverty and inequality, food security, climate change, conflict, global governance, sustainability and migration. You’ll study geography in depth and apply your knowledge and analysis to issues in international development. The course emphasises academic rigour and technical skills, whilst building your employability. You’ll gain practical skills training, field experience, and IT skills including in Geographical Information Systems (GIS).
Fieldwork and field courses are a vital part of the degree. In addition to field-work elements in a number of the taught modules we have a weekend residential trip in the first year and a compulsory field trip module in the second year, either the UK or overseas. In your third year, you’ll have the opportunity to gain hands on experience through your dissertation research and/or Development Work Placement module.
The School of International Development is internationally renowned for its research. They work closely with the School of Environmental Sciences, which houses the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and a research group on Science, Society and Sustainability.
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)
ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL) Qualitative research has much to offer to the practical work of development organizations. This course will provide an overview of the principles and practice of qualitative research and illustrate ways in which qualitative research can be incorporated into the program cycle. Participants will learn to collect data using qualitative methods such as observation, interviews and focus group discussion, and will become familiar with the techniques of qualitative data analysis and the communication of results. The course aims to build the skills of development practitioners in using qualitative methods confidently, including the ability to communicate findings to different audiences.
Duration: 28.10. – 01.11.2019 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.
Our aim is to make you an informed and critical development practitioner. You will be equipped with all the practical skills that are demanded by development agencies. You will also gain insight across the wider picture, understanding how developing countries can progress and how the poor can be mobilised to escape from the poverty trap.
The course also explores how NGOs can play a key role in promoting social and economic progress and you will develop the ability to identify, design and implement programmes with a view to engaging with and enhancing the situation of the poor.
Our students and staff are a diverse group from different backgrounds and your tutors have expertise in many key development regions and countries from South Asia and Latin America to Middle East and Africa.
Start date: September Attendance: Full-time or Part-time
Centre for International Development Issues Nijmegen (CIDIN) The Advanced Master in International Development (AMID) programme of the Radboud University Nijmegen (RU) is a one-year dual Master programme. The starting point for AMID is that positive social change can only be realised in collaboration between different actors such as government, private sector, NGOs and knowledge institutes. The complexity of problems requires a combination of innovative and critical thinking with specialized practical skills. AMID offers recently graduated Master students a programme that combines academic training and practical experience. Trainees work four days a week at an organisation engaged in issues related to sustainable development and attend lectures at the university on Fridays.
Entry requirements The programme is open to graduates from different academic backgrounds who are highly motivated to contribute to international cooperation and sustainable development. It is directed at recent graduates (max. 3 years after graduation) at the start of their professional career. The academic background of applicants should have a link with international cooperation and development. Examples of the study backgrounds of AMID graduates are Development Studies, Social Geography, International Business, Business Administration, International Management, International Finance, Anthropology, Public Health, Nutrition, Public Administration, Tropical Forestry or – Land use, International Relations and International Law.
International Development Department, University of Birmingham (IDD) 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. Students apply a political lens to understanding and addressing the challenges of global development. They learn how development is affected by politics at all levels, from the political economy of international assistance, to domestic politics and local power dynamics. They explore the implications of politics for poverty, conflict and inequality through a range of case studies and practical exercises.
This programme combines a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of international development with core disciplinary training in politics, power and political economy. You will examine contested debates on democracy and development, the role of patronage in development, and the politics of social exclusion. You will apply political theories to a variety of examples of development and change from across the world, and critically examine different forms of development assistance. The 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.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) You will start your degree with a foundation year to help you develop the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed, exploring global challenges, such as migration, HIV/AIDS and population growth, and being supported to learn and study effectively. You will have the chance to get a taste of previously unknown areas of study and you’ll be actively encouraged to develop your own scholarly interests, so when you successfully finish your foundation year, you’ll be perfectly placed to progress to Year 1. Although registered on the BA Geography and International Development degree, successful completion of the foundation year allows entry to any of the interdisciplinary undergraduate degree pathways in the School of International Development (DEV).
After your foundation year, you will study specialised human and social geography modules such as Geographies of Development, People and Place and Urban Geographies. At the same time, you will be able to select modules dedicated to the development of regions of the world such as Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America, and a range of complementary options from related disciplines including anthropology, politics, economics, environmental studies and media.
Fieldwork and field courses are a vital part of the degree. In addition to field-work elements in a number of the taught modules, we have a weekend residential trip in Year 1 and a longer trip in either the UK or overseas. In Year 3, you’ll have the opportunity to gain hands on experience through your dissertation research and/or Development Work Experience module.
ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL) This course examines different forms, causes, and effects of fraud and corruption in developing countries. Course participants receive an introduction to the main concepts and mechanisms of prevention, detection, investigation and sanctioning adopted by the international development community. By using case studies and practical examples, the course prepares participants for dealing with fraud- and corruption-related issues in the context of concrete development programs and projects.
Duration: 23.10. – 25.10.2019 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.