MA Globalisation, Business and Sustainable Development
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) This degree integrates different disciplinary perspectives to analyse the key debates on the economics, political, social and environmental dimensions of globalisation:
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.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV), United Kingdom
Global Political Economy of Sustainable Development ÖFSE
Master of Science (MSc) Starting in April 2018, the Master Program will be offered by the University of Vienna in cooperation with the Austrian Foundation for Development Research (ÖFSE) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The program aims at imparting both theoretical knowledge and applied methods for the design of sustainable development policies at the national and international level. The program has an interdisciplinary orientation and is based on a plural understanding of scientific approaches with respect to globalization and sustainability. We welcome students with at least a bachelor degree in a broad variety of academic disciplines from all world regions, and a junior professional background in development, economic and financial policy, as well as in social and environmental policy. The application deadline will be on 31 January 2018. More detailed information is available at: www.postgraduatecenter.at/sustainable-development
Austrian Research Foundation for International Development (ÖFSE), Austria
Advanced Master Globalisation and Development
Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp (IOB) The objective of the Master programme is to provide students with a solid understanding of the globalisation phenomenon in all of its dimensions (worldwide markets for goods and services, capital and labour/migration, the planetary challenge of the environment and sustainable development). It also offers insights and tools with which to analyse and affect the impact of globalisation on local development and poverty alleviation in low- and middle-income countries. As such due consideration is given to the complexity of local-global interactions in the multifaceted arenas of globalisation.
The Master’s programme comprises 12 months, starting and ending mid-September, and consists of four modules.
The first module (Theories of Development Research methods I and II) provides an overview of theories of development and gives students up-to-date knowledge of research methods and techniques, both general and programme-specific.
In modules II (Globalisation and Development) and III (Local Institutions and Poverty Reduction) research-driven interactive education is offered.
In module IV (Dissertation), each student conducts an individual development research project under the guidance of a supervisor. The topics covered relate to the thematic focus of modules II and III. A limited number of students receive IOB travel grants in order to conduct fieldwork or participate in an internship for their research project. The dissertation is the subject of a public presentation and defence. This Master offers only one track: Global opportunities for local development. This track focuses on the analysis of the interaction between external and local actors at the interface of global and local development processes.
Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp (IOB), Belgium
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