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.
Graduate Institute (IHEID) Our two-year Master’s programme offers rigorous training in anthropology and sociology through a combination of coursework in small class settings, opportunities for independent field research and close mentoring. During the programme, students acquire a breadth and depth of disciplinary and cross-disciplinary knowledge, as well as research skills across a variety of methodological approaches.
We aim to foster in our students the analytical, methodological and conceptual capacities needed to develop nuanced understandings of, and responses to, the transnational and globalised dimensions of many of today’s most urgent social, cultural, political and economic problems. Students complete our programme well prepared for careers in the international, public, private and nonprofit sectors. A number of our MA students also go on to pursue PhDs in ANSO or other internationally competitive doctoral programmes.
The MA curriculum enables students to combine broad disciplinary training with the development of specialised research interests. Compulsory courses in social theory and research methods as well as recommended courses in research design and ethnographic writing give students a solid foundation in anthropology and sociology. Students also have the freedom to pursue their particular interests by choosing from an array of elective disciplinary and interdisciplinary courses within and outside the department.
Making the most of the Graduate Institute’s location, MA students may also take up internships in one of Geneva’s many international or nongovernmental organisations. The Graduate Institute also offers opportunities to study abroad for a semester through its numerous exchange programmes.
Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton This 2-week Summer School brings together highly-motivated doctoral and postdoctoral researchers, working in fields around development studies, science and technology studies, innovation and policy studies, and across agricultural, health, water or energy issues. It takes place on the University of Sussex campus, near Brighton, UK.
Master Sociology; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR) It is generally accepted that differences between rich and poor, between skin colours, or between Christians and Muslims are undeniable factors in people’s lives. Functioning as a woman or a man, with particular sexual dispositions, holds comparable significance. Gender, Sexuality and Society is devoted to enhance our understanding of the differences among groups of women and groups of men - as well as between women and men - in an era of globalisation. This programme offers a systematic attempt to address structurally embedded prescriptions concerning gender relations and sexual behaviour on a par with other analytical variables such as class, ethnicity, religion, age, or political ideology.
Master of Arts; African Studies Centre (ASC) The Research Masters in African Studies, which is offered by the African Studies Centre in cooperation with Leiden University, is unique in the Netherlands and introduces students to a range of curricular and career options in the field of African Studies and a wide network of researchers and their current academic work.
African Studies is an interdisciplinary field of study that straddles the (artificial) divide between the humanities and the social sciences, and students following this programme will develop knowledge and skills that cross the traditional disciplinary boundaries. The Research Masters in African Studies is a broad and multifaceted programme in which an interdisciplinary approach is combined with in-depth study of a particular theme and region. It is intended for talented and highly motivated students who have already undertaken the required preparatory degree courses. Having successfully completed the Research Masters programme, students will be qualified to engage in research at an academic level in universities (PhD research), or work in state institutions or within the NGO sector.
The Research Masters in African Studies is taught by leading scholars from, among others, the universities of Leiden, Wageningen, Utrecht, Groningen and Amsterdam (UvA and VU) in the Netherlands and Louvain in the Flemish-speaking area of Belgium. The research projects of the participating staff members are central to the programme and students will come into contact with and work alongside scholars at the forefront of African Studies.
MSc Master of Science; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR) Today's modern societies require flexible social scientists who are able to generate relevant knowledge about important social and cultural concerns. The Research Master's programme in Social Sciences is a two-year programme for motivated students with excellent academic records who wish to pursue a career in social science research in an academic setting or in private or governmental research institutes.
This programme offers advanced training in current social science theory and innovative methodologies in a rigorous and multidisciplinary social science research environment. It trains students to:
* conduct research along both empirical-analytical and interpretive lines; * approach their research from a historical perspective; * appreciate both local detail and the global context.
Thematic specialisation Higly motivated students can specialise in one of the following subjects:
* Contemporary Asian Studies * Medical Anthropology and Sociology.
The programme consists of a core course, several thematic electives from specialised Master's programmes, several courses in the fields of theory and research methodology, an optional research-oriented internship with a company, government body or NGO, and an independent research project resulting in a manuscript or academic article, to be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed academic journal Type of recognition: Accreditation Organisation of The Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO)
International Development Department, University of Birmingham (IDD) This four-year PhD programme is designed for individuals wishing to develop advanced knowledge and skills in social science research design and methods through a mixture of coursework and independent research with supervisory support. The programme is particularly suited to PhD applicants who require the masters-level social science research training that is necessary in order to undertake independent PhD study. Year one is devoted to coursework to build generic social science research skills that are then applied in years two-four through independent research with supervisory support and complementary research training.