School of Arts and Communication, University Malmö This programme gives you the skills to work with media and communication in international developmental cooperation as well as in other areas. This is a half-time study programme, combining courses on culture, communication and development and integrating them with practical field work. It explores the use of communication – both as a tool and as a way of expressing processes of social change – within the contexts of globalisation.
The form of study is unique, comprising a combination of live seminars and web-based communication. The seminars (2 days) are compulsory and consist of lectures, discussions and workshops. Overseas students who cannot physically attend can follow the seminars online. In between the seminars, the students carry out assignments individually and in groups. In the first year, students receive a comprehensive overview of globalisation and a systematic inventory of the entire field. In the second year, students follow specialised courses which end with an independent project concentrated on one of the field's sub-areas. Future employment opportunities include work for professional media companies, international organisations (governmental and non-governmental) and PhD studies.
What is Communication for Development?
Communication for Development (ComDev) is an interdisciplinary field combining studies on culture, media, communication and development. ComDev explores communication within contexts of articulating global and local processes of social change. The ComDev field is part science, part craft and part art, and its multidisciplinary academic foundations draw on aspects of development studies, anthropology, sociology and cultural studies. [...]
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.
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.
Món-3, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas (Món-3) El mundo del siglo XXI ofrece unas terribles asimetrías entre riqueza y pobreza, seguridad y conflictos, progreso y deterioro medioambiental, etc. La globalización económica ha afectado irremisiblemente a los otros ámbitos de la existencia social, configurando definitivamente un sistema económico mundial en el que las brechas entre sus centros y sus periferias no parecen sino reproducirse eternamente.
En este contexto de desigualdad económica, social y territorial, el desarrollo y la cooperación, aunque en continua transformación para adaptarse a los nuevos tiempos, siguen siendo dos polos de referencia en cualquier discurso estratégico de futuro, si es que ese futuro ha de ser posible para toda la humanidad.
Este título propio de la Universidad de Barcelona (60 créditos ECTS), organizado conjuntamente con la Fundación Món-3 y la Fundación Solidaritat UB, pretende seguir formando, como lo ha hecho desde 1989, especialistas que puedan intervenir directamente en la construcción de unas estrategias de desarrollo y unas relaciones de cooperación que apuntalen un mundo posible de solidaridad y bienestar, respetuoso con la naturaleza, esperanzador para las generaciones futuras y necesariamente distinto al actual.
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.
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
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.
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
Master; Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton The global economy has experienced unprecedented shifts in economic power from West to East, rapid technological transformation amid increasing turbulence and deep inequalities between and within countries. As globalisation evolves the private sector is emerging as a critical actor in development. Businesses are the driving force for the economy and can help to promote sustainable economic growth and reduce poverty. Understanding the key challenges of globalisation, the role of businesses in achieving sustainable development and how development agencies should engage with them are the key objectives of this MA programme.
Students will learn the analytical and practical skills needed to understand globalisation processes, the role of business in development and how policy makers and policy can interact with businesses to promote development. The programme will provide an insight into the ramifications of globalisation and the policies needed to positively manage these as well as an in-depth understanding of the relationship between business, development and economic growth.
The programme provides an innovative mix of teaching methods that combines conventional lectures and workshops as well as interactions with people from business, the public sector, NGOs and international organisations.
Applicants with experience or knowledge of private-sector engagement are welcome to apply. Type of recognition: IAC/EADI cluster accreditation;
Advanced Master (MSc) One-year Advanced Master programmes in various programmes of Development Studies: -Advanced Master of Globalisation and Development -Advanced Master of Development Evaluation and Management -Advanced Master of Governance and Development Deadline: 1 September 2018: For applicants applying for academic admission only who are exempted from applying for a visa for Belgium. Type of recognition:Dutch-Flemish accredication organisation NVAO3