This course attracts students from a variety of backgrounds. It will develop your professional skills in development research and practice. You'll go on a unique placement-based dissertation that combines work experience with academic research. You'll also carry out hands-on research during an overseas field class. Our graduates have gone on to work for a wide variety of organisations, including the World Bank, the British Red Cross, UNDP, WildAid, World Vision and Save the Children. This MA draws on our research strengths and internationally-recognised expertise in the areas of social and environmental justice, rural and urban development, governance, citizenship and sustainability. Our teaching involves industry and sector specialists, which means you can make connections and contacts with a global network of expertise beyond the University.
Graduate Institute (IHEID) Looking for an alternative to an MBA? This Master will bring you to a different level of leadership, one that focuses on impact and meaning. - Become a visionary leader - Embrace complexity and radically reframe the questions - Develop an adaptive mindset to set a direction not a destination - Master tools that call upon imagination and creativity to develop a innovative vision - Experience a human-centered approach to leadership and test solutions – as well as yourself - Gain a holistic understanding of world dynamics and lead change in business and society
- A tailor-made learning journey Combination of building blocks | At your own rhythm - A broad array of topics to choose from Geopolitics & global governance | Environment | Sustainable finance | Global health | Conflict and fragility | Development | Gender | Policy and decision-making processes - A portfolio of skills Design thinking | Strategic foresight | Systems thinking | Advocacy | Multidimensional negotiation - Diversity in approaches and perspectives Economic | Political | Social | Legal | Cultural - An intensive module on adaptive leadership Inner agility | Complexity and question reframing | Vision building | Caring leadership
Who is this programme for? Senior executives and mid-career leaders from all sectors and backgrounds who want to: Design their learning journey at their own pace as needs arise; Reinvent their professional path and become visionary leaders; Gain a holistic view of world affairs; Make a positive contribution to the world.
National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (DRIIE-SNSPA) The Master’s Program in Latin American Studies is an initiative of the Institute of Latin American Studies and the Department of International Relations and European Integration of the National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, and is the first program of this kind in Romania. We emphasize that this program is bilingual, in Spanish and English, so that the courses are held in two internationally used languages, vital for facilitating students’ access to information, documents and resources of the Latin America and Caribbean region. The bilingual courses also create the possibility for students to come from other countries than Romania.
The program aims to become a regional point of interest for people who want to complete their training in international relations and to acquire expertise in Latin American issues. Designing such a program came from the need to meet the demands and changes occurring in the international system, the states in Latin America becoming more interesting for the international community. We will try through the courses to familiarize the students with developments in Latin America and the Caribbean, to analyze phenomena that led the various economic, social and political activities, to predict the relations between states in this area and other relevant actors in the international system. These acquired skills can also be applied through the involvement of students in the activities developed within the Institute of Latin American Studies, which is an integrated part of the National University.
This program is held in English and Spanish and it addressed to university graduates under Bologna system (3 years) or to those who graduated from long term university study programs (4 years). Form of study: full time, 2 years, 120 ECTS
Graduate Institute (IHEID) Through academic lectures and direct interaction with negotiators and practitioners from international organisations, participants acquire a clear sense of the core mission of the UN as well as develop critical analysis of future challenges in international relations. The Summer Programme on the United Nations explores the concepts and key issues of peace and security, human rights and humanitarian challenges, international development, North-South relations and the future of global governance.
Understand the UN System, particularly its creation, development and various agencies. Explore the challenges faced by the United Nations and debate the future of international cooperation.
At the end of the 2 weeks, participants will be able to: - Understand the core mission of the UN and how it deals with key global issues such as human rights and the environment. - Critically analyse key issues around peace and security, human rights and humanitarian challenges, international development, and North-South relations. - Appraise the future of multilateral action through conference simulations and role play, as well as visits to key institutions in international Geneva. - Engage with academics and practitioners on what could be done to reinvent global governance at a time of great international uncertainty
Applications will be open from end of January to 1 May
German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) The Postgraduate Programme of the German Development Institute starts every year at the 1st of September and covers a period of nine months. The first eleven weeks of the Postgraduate Programme take place in Bonn. The seminar topics range from specific development issues and global challenges up to methodological workshops for professional writing and improving your communicative and soft skills. The Institute relies on classical teaching and self-study but also group working and simulation games.
The main focus of the training is an empirical and counselling-orientated research project in a developing or emerging country within a Research Team (RT). The projects are prepared and organised in three teams under the instruction and direction of scientists from the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE).
Graduate Institute (IHEID) The Summer Programme on International Affairs is a 4-week programme designed as a whole but participants who wish to enrol for one week may do so. Understand international organisations, global governance, human rights and humanitarian action, peace and security, environment and sustainable development issues.
The Programme is open to undergraduate and graduate students. It is a unique opportunity to build a strong international network! Study in International Geneva: interact with leading experts and visit international organisations.
Applications will be open from end of January to 1 May.
Graduate Institute (IHEID) Wellesley College and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva have established a programme that will enable a small number of students to complete a BA from Wellesley and an MA from the Graduate Institute in 5 years, instead of the normal 6 years.
Scheme Participating Wellesley College students will spend the fall semester of their senior year in Geneva, at the Graduate Institute. They will return to Wellesley for their final semester and for graduation. They will then return to Geneva for a 5th year. Most classes are taught in English. Students with limited or no French will study French as part of their programme in Geneva.
MA Programmes at the Institute The MA programmes available at the Graduate Institute are of two categories: - Disciplinary masters: Master in Anthropology and Sociology, Master in International Economics, Master in International History, Master in International Law, Master in International Relations/Political Science. - Interdisciplinary masters: Master in International Affairs, Master in Development Studies.
Partnership Wellesley College is a private women's liberal-arts college in the town of Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States, west of Boston. Wellesley is the highest ranking women's college in the U.S., and one of the top liberal arts colleges.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) This course focuses on the political development goals of sustainable peace, good governance and stable democracy. Drawing on different theoretical approaches and various empirical examples throughout the degree programme, it asks students to critically assess alternative suggestions for establishing peace and inclusive, durable democracies in developing countries.
Key topics include inter alia the possible definitions, arguable causes and consequences of democracy; the political, social and economic effects of different political institutions; and the typically contested origins of violent intrastate conflicts as well as the suggestions that have been made to help overcome them.
The course adopts a unique interdisciplinary approach which is grounded in the acknowledgment that it is extremely difficult to meet international development targets in states experiencing endemic political instability, violent civil conflict, gross human rights abuses and acute crises of governance.
The MA Conflict, Governance and International Development degree is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time.
Graduate Institute (IHEID) Sophia University in Tokyo and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva have established a programme that will enable a small number of students to complete a BA from Sophia University and an MA from the Graduate Institute in 5 years, instead of the normal 6 years.
Scheme Eligible students from Sophia University will spend the first three years of BA at Sophia University; they will then be able to complete their BA (fourth year) while starting their MA at the Graduate Institute.
MA Programmes at the Institute The MA programmes available at the Graduate Institute are of two categories: – Disciplinary masters: Master in Anthropology and Sociology, Master in International Economics, Master in International History, Master in International Law, Master in International Relations/Political Science. – Interdisciplinary masters: Master in International Affairs, Master in Development Studies.