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. [...]
Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID) The world needs developers who can communicate across cultural boundaries and bring people together. You'll learn best practice for effective communication at work across a wide range of cultural groups, and develop your communication skills in more than one language.
Course description This interdisciplinary course is designed to produce international development practitioners with advanced intercultural communication skills. You'll develop a critical understanding of the role culture and communication play in international development. You’ll also learn the theory and practice of intercultural communication and international development, and how to apply these to real-life situations.
You'll develop essential skills in ethnographic research and form systematic approaches to understanding others’ perspectives. This course will help you develop an intercultural lens on the world’s most pressing problems. The course includes a ten-day field class overseas that provides hands-on experience of research.
- In a global society based on fairness, everyone’s voice should be heard. The world needs developers who can communicate across cultural boundaries and bring people together. As a graduate of this course, you’ll be well placed to make a difference. - This course is highly flexible – through optional modules you’ll have a variety of ways to develop your language skills and interests.
King’s International Development Institute (IDI) Our Emerging Economies & International Development MSc offers a distinctive approach to the study of development by focusing on emerging economies. We cover subjects such as development theory, political economy, geography and social policy. You will also have the opportunity to focus on particular countries and regions.
Our MSc course provides you with high-quality post-graduate teaching and research training in the analysis of emerging economies. It offers a distinctive approach to the study of development by focusing on rising economic powers and some of the questions surrounding their emergence as key players in global politics and the economy. It also draws on social scientific expertise from across other departments in the Faculties of Social Sciences & Public Policy and Arts & Humanities.
This course focuses on reviewing economic development theory to ask whether emerging economies offer a new model or models of development. It looks at the strategies that they have adopted to promote development, how inclusive and sustainable or enduring these new strategies are and how emerging markets solve the difficult problems of promoting growth over the longer term. While investigating this last question we will discuss how these countries handle the development and diffusion of technology, how they manage trade and financial flows, how they balance the role of the state and the market, and how they deal with problems of institutional underdevelopment and weak systems of law and accountability.
Duration: 1 year FT / 2 years PT, September to September
Graduate Institute (IHEID) A new cooperative agreement between the Graduate Institute, Geneva, and Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs allows graduating Yale seniors to complete a master’s degree at the Graduate Institute in one year after completing a bachelor’s degree in Global Affairs at the Jackson Institute.
- Students selected for this programme will join the Graduate Institute after having completed their four-year bachelor programme at Yale. They will spend a fifth year of studies at the Graduate Institute in order to complete a master degree from the Graduate Institute, Geneva - Ideal for Yale students who intend to pursue careers in international affairs / development studies, particularly in government agencies, public corporations, economic and development institutions, and related consulting organizations.
At the time of application, students must be in their final year of their undergraduate programme of study at the Jackson Institute and complete all Jackson requirements for the international development or international security track of the major.
Four MA programme options are available: - Interdisciplinary Master in International Affairs - Interdisciplinary Master in Development Studies - Disciplinary Master in International History - Disciplinary Master in International Relations/Political Science
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
The broad purpose of this programme is to give those working in the area of poverty reduction and development in developing and transitional countries, or those wishing to work in such areas, a firmer grounding in understanding poverty and inequality, promoting poverty reduction and analysing the performance of major poverty reducing programmes and policies.
The core module aims to familiarise students with key concepts (eg development and poverty) and theories (eg modernisation, dependency, neo-liberalism and the ‘crisis’ in development theory) and with the changing roles of international development organisations and states in promoting international development (eg through aid, trade and fiscal, monetary and social policies).
The emphasis throughout will be on encouraging students to reflect critically on what has worked well or not and why. Students will select three optional modules (at 20 credits each) based on their individual interests and career aspirations.
University of Jyväskylä, Development and International Cooperation The Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy offers postgraduate doctoral studies in the following disciplines: Cultural Policy; Development and International Cooperation; Gender studies; Philosophy; Political science; Social and public policy; Social work; Sociology
Research in the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy is focused on the following three main research areas: 1. Traditions of Philosophical and Political Thought 2. Policies and Politics of Welfare and Care 3. Sustainable societies
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.
Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath (CDS) Develop the skills and understanding to tackle the global challenges of development, social justice and sustainability. Whether you are a graduate aiming to make a difference in the world, or a professional wishing to deepen your knowledge and critical thinking, this course is for you.
You will explore the political, economic and social forces that promote and prevent social and environmental justice around the world. These include people’s struggles for wellbeing and sustainability and the visions that inspire them; and the roles of state, society and market actors. Transcending geographical binaries of Global North and South, you will consider areas of complementarity and trade-off between economic development, human wellbeing and environmental sustainability.
This specialist master’s combines skills and knowledge of international development with an in-depth focus on social justice, wellbeing and sustainability. Innovative learning approaches promote investigation of particular cases and issues drawing out connections and contradictions between different actors, analytical perspectives and across global, regional, national, and local scales. The course provides you with the opportunity to apply what you have learned in a placement leading to a work-based project.
National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (DRIIE-SNSPA) The programme assigns a particular importance to a better understanding of certain problems in the development field: cooperation, poverty, environment, economic development, social and human development. The programme entails a close link between theories and practices required to explore and understand the complexity of the development area. The available curriculum is built on a theoretical background that is combined with training courses conducted in a manner that allows students to acquire the right competences and proficiency, as well as special skills in policy and project evaluation, management and planning methods.
The programme is generally addressed to B.A. graduates, particularly to those interested in a career in public institutions in Romania and the European Union or international organizations active in developing countries. Qualified students from developing and emerging countries are particularly welcome. At the same time, the MA Programme is addressed to officials of the Central Government as well as local, and mid-career professionals in any development-related field, due to the fact that the European Union allocates funds for both governmental and local cooperation mechanisms.
This programme is held in English and is addressed to university graduates under Bologna system (3 years) or to those who graduated from long term university study programmes (4 years). Form of study: full time, 2 years, 120 ECTS.