Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE) Starting in mid-2000, the IEE has been offering its international MA in Development Management in cooperation with the Institute for Social Development (ISD) and the School of Government (SoG) at the University of the Western Cape. This is the first time that a German MA in Development Management is available in South Africa. The duration of each programme cycle is three semesters (18 months). For each intake, up to 25 students are accepted in Bochum and up to 20 students in Cape Town.
The aim of the 18-month MA in Development Management is the training of professionals to meet the increasing need for experts in programme and project management that has emerged in international development cooperation. The course provides the student with the necessary tools to deal with the practical problems of managing development programmes and projects: an introduction to theory for embedding them in a wider context, an interdisciplinary approach to methodology based on case studies for concrete analysis and the application of theoretical and methodological knowledge.
The Master in Development Management gives students a solid theoretical background and introduces the necessary tools for dealing with the practical problems of managing development programmes and projects. Elements of the curriculum are:
1. an introduction to relevant theories in social science and economics;
2. methods of empirical social research, project cycle management and reform management;
3. the application of theoretical and methodological knowledge.
The application period for the 2020-22 intake of the MA in Development Management deadlines are:
30 November 2019 at the University of the Western Cape (South Africa);
15 October 2019 (for candidates who wish to apply for a DAAD-EPOS scholarship as well) and the 31 December 2019 (for candidates with other financing options) at the Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany)
Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE), Germany