School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) The five-day short course introduces participants to practical skills and approaches to build capacity and take action inside a development organisation for the delivery of gender aware policy, programmes and projects. Experience of gender mainstreaming has taught us the importance of building gender knowledge and practical skills among staff and leadership and the significance of an inclusive workplace environment for gender equality. The internal workplace shapes external practice. The course draws from the experience of working inside a range of development organisations.
Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton Having recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, this is one of the longest running degrees on gender and development. You’ll gain a solid understanding of debates in feminist thinking, and link them to gendered policy and programming. You develop in-depth knowledge and capacity for gendered analysis of specific issues such as: - women’s empowerment; - political economy, and the environment; - masculinities and patriarchy.
Our groundbreaking work challenges ideas about gender. We work with nuanced, fluid perspectives on gender and sex, and the ways they interact. You’ll gain the skills required to participate effectively in gender- and development-related research, policy-making and programme implementation.
Careers Our graduates become specialists and advisers in gender and human rights for governments and development organisations worldwide – including ministries of foreign affairs in countries such as Azerbaijan and Indonesia, UNIFEM, USAID, and the UK’s Department for International Development. Some of our graduates also go on to teach gender studies in universities around the world.
Graduate Institute (IHEID) The Master in Development Studies is an intensive two-year programme that offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the policies and processes of international development, and the practice of development as a profession.
The programme combines training in quantitative and qualitative research methods with courses offering perspectives from the Institute’s core disciplines, including Anthropology, Sociology, History, Law, Political Science and Political Economy.
The programme also includes the completion of a Capstone Project, where students work with one of the Graduate Institute’s partner organisations, as well as professional skills workshops, providing students with the professional tools necessary for effective analysis and ethical decision-making. Students will gain the conceptual and practical tools they need to pursue successful careers in government, international organisations and the non-profit sector.
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.
ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL) Many developed-country governments see a fundamental role for the private sector in advancing the sustainable development agenda (SDGs). Others are more skeptical and prefer companies to focus on doing their core business responsibly. Development partnerships with private businesses remain controversial. This course seeks to increase the participants’ understanding of the multifaceted and complex relationships between governments, private sector and civil society. It equips participants with the knowledge and tools required for an effective interaction between private sector organizations and development actors, and to assess both opportunities and risks of such cooperation. Further, the course enables participants to contribute to policy debates on the role of private sector actors in development.
Key Topics - Introduction to the Corporate Social Responsibility debate - Voluntary governance regimes (labels, codes, guidelines) and development: theory of change and effectiveness of soft law approaches - Public-Private Partnerships: introducing concepts and taking stock of experience - Private sector strategies from selected development organizations - Engaging with the private sector: how to design and manage partnerships
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.
National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (DRIIE-SNSPA) The Master’s Program in Latin American Studies is an initiative of the Institute of Latin American Studies and the Department of International Relations and European Integration of the National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, and is the first program of this kind in Romania. We emphasize that this program is bilingual, in Spanish and English, so that the courses are held in two internationally used languages, vital for facilitating students’ access to information, documents and resources of the Latin America and Caribbean region. The bilingual courses also create the possibility for students to come from other countries than Romania.
The program aims to become a regional point of interest for people who want to complete their training in international relations and to acquire expertise in Latin American issues. Designing such a program came from the need to meet the demands and changes occurring in the international system, the states in Latin America becoming more interesting for the international community. We will try through the courses to familiarize the students with developments in Latin America and the Caribbean, to analyze phenomena that led the various economic, social and political activities, to predict the relations between states in this area and other relevant actors in the international system. These acquired skills can also be applied through the involvement of students in the activities developed within the Institute of Latin American Studies, which is an integrated part of the National University.
This program is held in English and Spanish and it addressed to university graduates under Bologna system (3 years) or to those who graduated from long term university study programs (4 years). Form of study: full time, 2 years, 120 ECTS
United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) Our PhD programme is a multidisciplinary course offered by UNU-MERIT and its School of Governance. The programme focuses on research skills and methods, training fellows to become both scholars and practitioners in the fields of governance and the economics of technology. The programme provides advanced training in the knowledge ans skills most relevant to the economics of technology and innovation, and to governance, social protection and migration. Built around a core of courses on the economics of innovation the programme also features specialisations in innovation and development, social protection and migration.
During their first year, fellows complete an intensive programme of required and elective courses,taught by leading scholars of the UNU-MERIT and our partner universities. These courses are taught in English, in Maastricht, and spread across two semesters, starting in September each year. The course work is followed by three years of dissertation research and writing, ending with a completed PhD thesis. At the end of the programme, the doctoral degree is awarded by Maastricht University upon successful defence of the thesis.
Our students pursue a wide variety of dissertation topics, ﬁtting into any of the institute’s eight research themes: 1. The Economics of Knowledge and Innovation 2. Social Protection, Inclusive Innovation and Development 3. Economic Development, Innovation, Governance and Institutions 4. Sustainable Development, Innovation and Societal Transitions 5. Innovation Systems Indicators and Policy 6. Migration and Development 7. ICT-enabled Innovation and Societal Transformations 8. Population, Development and Labour Economics
Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath (CDS) Develop the skills and understanding to tackle the global challenges of poverty, inequality, conflict, sustainability and social justice. Whether you are a graduate aiming to make a difference in the world, or a professional wishing to deepen your knowledge and critical thinking, our suite of International Development MSc courses is for you. Engaged with current debates in policy and practice and grounded in interdisciplinary social sciences, you will develop the tools and confidence to work towards creative solutions that address practical problems in strategic ways.
Four distinct pathways provide a choice of flexibility and breadth, or the chance to pursue a particular interest in greater depth. Innovative learning approaches promote in-depth investigation of particular cases and issues. These will draw out connections and contradictions between different actors and analytical perspectives, across global, regional, national and local scales. The opportunity of a placement, leading to a work-based project, will provide hands-on experience to complement classroom-based learning.
You have the choice of taking the interdisciplinary MSc or one of three specialist pathways: - MSc International Development with Conflict and Humanitarian Action - MSc International Development with Economics - MSc International Development, Social justice and Sustainability
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) Climate change has profound implications for developing countries. The purpose of this short course is to equip non-specialists with a broad understanding of what climate change may mean for low-income populations. It will examine the scope and prospects for adapting to change and contributing to emissions reduction and NDC implementation in the context of development issues and poverty reduction. The course is designed to equip participants with a deeper awareness of the ideas, opportunities and trade-offs represented by adaptation and mitigation; an awareness that is increasingly needed if effective action on climate change is to be achieved. It does not set out to provide a practical ‘toolkit’ guide for policy and practice but participants leave the course having been exposed to state-of-the-art knowledge to help develop their skills in this field.