Please contact us for further information; School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) The MA Globalisation and International Development degree will analyse the key debates and perspectives on the economic, political, social and environmental dimensions of globalisation. Postgraduate Students with an interest in global issues will be provided with the tools to critically analyse the process of globalisation and its impact on international development. Study will be informed by case studies, theory, workshops, seminars, debates and forms of media.
The process of globalisation is central to an understanding of the contemporary world. The nature of the process and its implications for international development are hotly debated:
Is globalisation leading to increasing international inequality and global poverty or does it provide new opportunities for developing countries? What is the role of local and international politics? Has globalisation led to an erosion of national sovereignty or is it contributing to the spread of democracy internationally? Does globalisation require a radical overhaul of the existing international political and institutional system? How can global environmental challenges best be met?
This Masters will consider not only the process of globalisation but also the counter-tendencies and resistance to globalisation and how these are played out in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
European Master; School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) With the support of European commission, the course plans to form specialists able to develop and lead ecological projects throughout the world by providing them with a wide range of competences and skills, completed by a professional specialisation in one of several leading fields of Ecology (Conservation, Toxicology, Functional ecosystem dynamics, Evolutionary ecology, Environmental sciences). Type of recognition: Please refer to website: http://www.master-emae.org/
Is globalisation leading to increasing international inequality and poverty or does the expansion of international trade in goods and services provide new opportunities for development 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? Why is it so difficult to solve global environmental problems such as climate change?
We will consider not only the process of globalisation but also the counter-tendencies and resistance to globalisation and how these are played out in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The MA Globalisation, Business and Sustainable Development degree is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time.
- Understanding the UN system and its actors: a clear mapping of the United Nations system since its creation as well as its different working bodies and agencies. - Re-inventing the United Nations: an exploration of challenges encountered by the United Nations and a debate on future perspectives for international cooperation.
At the end of the 2 weeks, participants will be able to:
- Understand the core mission of the UN and how it frames some key global issues such as human rights and environment. - Develop critical analyses on key issues of peace and security, human rights and humanitarian challenges, international development, North-South relations -Debate on future perspectives for international cooperation, via conference simulations and role play as well as a couple of social events to get introduced to international Geneva. - Discuss with academics and practitioners on what could be done to reinvent global governance in a time of high international uncertainties (prospective analytical tools)
Format : 26 hours of classes per week over 2 weeks
- Lectures with Faculty members from the Graduate Institute, Geneva - Afternoon workshops and visits of the United Nations - Small-group study and simulations - Model United Nations: Conference simulation where students are transformed into diplomats/government officials and learn how to negotiate - Roundtable on hot topic of international affairs - Individual advising on post-graduate studies and career in international affairs - Social events (optional) : discovery of the city of Geneva and friendly evenings with participants - Lectures and discussions concepts and key issues of peace and security, human rights and humanitarian challenges, international development, North-South relations and the future of global governance.
Master; Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton The MA Participation, Power and Social Change (MAP) is a unique programme providing experienced development workers and social activists with the opportunity to critically reflect on their practice and develop their knowledge and skills while continuing to work or volunteer for most of this period.
The MA combines academic study, practical experience and personal reflection. Students carry out an action research project related to their work, inquiring into the challenges of participation and power relations, reflecting on their actions and assumptions, and exploring what it means to facilitate change. Type of recognition: IAC/EADI cluster accreditation;
Master; Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp (IOB) The future of sustainable development is critically related to the promotion of better governance at the local, national, regional and international level. At once a cause and a consequence of governance failures, violent conflict is incompatible with sustainable development. Central in this nexus between development, governance and conflict are processes of state formation, state failure and state re-construction. The study programme analyses governance problems and possible responses with due account of specific historical pathways of countries and the interaction between the national state level, local society level dynamics and the impact of global developments.
Most of our students are engaged in development, profes-sionally and/or as researchers. The objective of the Master’s programme is to provide them with multidisciplinary theo-retical insights and practical tools that will improve their capacity to analyse governance challenges at different levels and how they relate to processes of violent conflict and development. Graduates will understand and be able to analyse, from the local to the global level, the governance problems confronting developing countries today. Theoretical insights, policy strategies and best practices as well as failures are explored in order that graduates could apply this knowledge in their future professional environments.
The Master’s programme in Governance and Development offers two tracks with specific objectives, courses and tar-get audiences. The first track explores governance and development issues against the background of violent con-flict and the challenge of post-conflict state reconstruction. The second track addresses governance and development challenges from the particular perspective of local institutions and poverty reduction.
General objectives To develop a critical view of the opportunities and constraints that globalis