Master Program in Development studies in Asia

Find Masters Programs in Development studies in Asia 2017

Development studies

A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

Development Studies is a vibrant field concerned with processes of change such as social and economic, political and cultural and the major policy challenges that present the efforts to overcome poverty and insecurity. The program provides a stable interdisciplinary social science formation and develops students’ capacities for independent and critical inquiry.

As the largest and most populous continent in the world, Asia consists of a wide variety of ethnic groups, cultures, environments, economics, historical ties, and governmental systems.

View all Master Programs in Development studies in Asia 2017

Read More

Master of Political Science and International Affairs

American University of Armenia
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Armenia Yerevan

The PSIA program at the American University of Armenia equips students with advanced analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills through the study of political science and international affairs. [+]

Masters in Development studies in Asia 2017. Program The PSIA program at the American University of Armenia equips students with advanced analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills through the study of political science and international affairs. The two-year Master’s degree in PSIA offers a curriculum that includes political theory, methodology, international relations, comparative politics, public administration, public policy, development policy, and political economy. Throughout the program, students are encouraged to think critically about issues from both a local and global perspective as they engage in analysis, research, writing, and leadership training. Courses place a strong emphasis on research and comparative methodology, analysis, and on bringing practical applications of theory into the classroom. Graduates from the program pursue careers in politics, government, and international relations within the Armenian government, non-governmental organizations, and international organisations. Admission and Graduation Requirements Admission Requirements To be considered for admission to PSIA, an applicant must meet AUA’s general admission requirements and the PSIA-program specific requirements, which include: An undergraduate degree from a four or five year program Demonstrated English proficiency with a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 79 or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5. Test scores cannot be more than 2 years old at the time of application. A minimum 25th percentile score on the GRE quantitative examination. A high undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA). Two letters of recommendation. A concise and informative personal statement. In addition to these requirements, work and volunteer experience are also taken into consideration. The program may also require interviews with applicants. Graduation requirements To graduate with a Master of Political Science and International Affairs, students must complete 54 credit hours of coursework, including a capstone Master’s Essay, Policy Internship Project, or Policy Paper, and at least one credit in environmental studies in satisfaction of the university-wide environmental studies requirement. A cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher is required for the granting of the degree. Student Learning Outcomes Students will be able to GOAL 1 – Internalize and contextualize concepts and theories (abstract and empirical) Recognize and explain concepts and theories Question and discuss theories and interpretations Draw conclusions from evidence GOAL 2 – Learn how to conduct analysis Organize, filter and synthesize a large body of information Dissect a problem into its component parts Compare, contrast and differentiate among various events GOAL 3 – Master subject matter (course topics and materials) Recall and tell others of course materials Recognize subjects’ studied and the relationship among courses GOAL 4 – Develop (a) Research, (b) Problem-Solving, (c) Writing, (d) Communication, and (e) Argumentation Skills Apply library acuity Construct and use appropriate research techniques Recognize and formulate political problems Choose appropriate tools for analysis of political problems Clearly organize and prepare papers, reports, and research findings Work in groups Properly cite sources Tailor writing to specific assignments Present to groups Develop and use presentation tools Distinguish different supporting arguments Make reasoned arguments with logical conclusions Curriculum The curriculum of the Master of PSIA is comprised of courses in the following subfields of the discipline: political theory, methodology, international relations, comparative politics, public administration, public policy, development policy, and economics. Courses are offered in each of these fields throughout the students’ two years of study. Most courses represent approximately three hours of class attendance per week by the student. The curriculum is divided into first and second year courses. In the first year all courses are required, with students taking five courses each semester. In the second year, students choose eight elective courses (four each semester) from a range of options and in their final semester a capstone requirement. Full-time students will carry either 12 or 15 credit units per semester. Part-time students must develop an approved program of study with the Chair during the student’s first semester of study at AUA. While the majority of students complete all school requirements in two years, the maximum period for completion is three academic years for full-time. Degree candidacy will automatically lapse after this period and students will not be awarded a diploma. A course load of more than 15 credit units or less than 12 credit units requires prior approval from the Chair of the Program. Two-Track System In the second year of studies, students may choose one of two tracks to follow: International Relations or Public Policy. Elective courses are allocated to one of the two tracks and students should take at least five elective courses in the track that they wish to specialize in. Environmental Studies Requirement Students must also complete one credit in environmental studies in satisfaction of the university-wide environmental studies requirement. PSIA347 Environmental Policy counts for this requirement, but students may if they wish choose a course from the AUA’s Acopian Center for the Environment. [-]

Master in Advanced European and International Studies - Mediterranean Branch

Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Turkey İstanbul Tunisia Tunis France Nice + 4 more

The Mediterranean branch of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies (MAEIS) is targeted at students who have completed their undergraduate studies. Its objective is to give students an overarching, encompassing vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural challenges of today’s world. [+]

The Mediterranean branch of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies (MAEIS) is targeted at students who have completed their undergraduate studies. Its objective is to give students an overarching, encompassing vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural challenges of today’s world. The Master’s programme follows an original approach which distinguishes it from other Master’s courses in Euro­Mediterranean Studies and International Relations: The MAEIS is an international, interdisciplinary and itinerant programme which aims to educate the next generation of Euro­Mediterranean decision­makers. Following the slogan “Learning and living the Mediterranean”, the participants rotate each trimester, moving their place of studies from Nice to Tunis and then to Istanbul. The MAEIS is a one ­year ­programme, subdivided into three terms. Degree and recognition Students who successfully complete the programme are awarded two certifications at the end of the academic year: Master in Advanced European and International Studies: This is the diploma of CIFE, certifying the successful completion of the academic curriculum and granting 60 ECTS credits at Master level. The degree qualification Chargé de Mission en Organisations Européennes et Internationales (Policy Officer in European and International Organisations): This qualification is recognised by the French state as a degree at Master level (level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework EQF). Admission requirements This graduate programme is aimed at students who have already completed a first degree (minimum three years of study at university level). Furthermore, students must have an active knowledge of English and French. You can find more detailed information on the application procedure and apply online at www.ie-ei.eu. Deadline for applications: 15 June of the current year Teaching modules Conflict Management and Peace Making The Mediterranean is a case study par excellence for Peace and Conflict Studies. In the last two decades Mediterranean societies have been significantly affected by inter­group violence and inter­state conflicts: from the Western Balkans to Cyprus, from Israel to Palestine, from Libya to Syria. Sustainable Development and Globalisation The 21st century and especially the Mediterranean face unprecedented economic, environmental and social challenges, as the globalised economic development exerts increased pressure on limited resources, deteriorates the environment and creates growing inequalities. Regional Integration and Transformation The EU has become a role model of regional integration. How is the dynamic architecture of European institutions, including European Neighbourhood Policy, functioning? To what extent do the Arab League or the Union for the Mediterranean follow a similar logic of regional integration? How can we explain the intraregional differences in the Southern Mediterranean since the Arab Spring? Mediterranean Politics and Societies Migration, Gender, and Youth are policy fields that all Mediterranean Societies have in common, but approach differently. At the crossroads of theory and practice, this policy oriented module proposes solutions to the historical, social and cultural challenges Mediterranean societies face today. Project Management This module equips the participants with the professional skills and competences that will enable them to work in the field of Euro­Mediterranean cooperation. They will participate to negotiation and mediation trainings, simulation games and follow workshops on project cycle management and intercultural communication. Overview of the academic year The first term (October to December) starts in the European Union, in Nice, France. It encompasses classes on the basics of the five teaching modules. Studying in France helps students to analyse the Euro­Mediterranean relations and regional integration from an EU perspective. The second term (January to March) starts off in Tunis, Tunisia. Experts from the region and of different disciplines will analyse Euro­Mediterranean challenges in times of transformation and globalisation. A special focus will be put on youth policies in the Mediterranean. Studying in Tunisia will provide the students with a unique experience of a historic democratisation process that turns the country into a role model throughout the MENA region. The programme concludes (April to July) in Istanbul, Turkey at our partner university, Istanbul Bilgi University, one of the best private universities in the Eastern Mediterranean. A special focus will be given to Sustainable Development and Climate Action, as well as to Project Management classes. Students will have the opportunity to advance in their research work, as the months of May and June are left at their disposal to work on their thesis. The programme concludes with the defence of the thesis and oral exams. With their graduation, students become part of CIFE’s wide Alumni network. [-]

Master in International Development and Cooperation

Ajou University - Graduate School of International Studies
Campus Full time 2 years March 2017 South Korea Suwon

Since this program combines international cooperation with development, it gives students an overview and deeper understanding of essential ideas and practices of International Development and Cooperation (IDC). [+]

Masters in Development studies in Asia 2017. Since this program combines international cooperation with development, it gives students an overview and deeper understanding of essential ideas and practices of International Development and Cooperation (IDC). Therefore, the program provides students topical and thoughtful learning on the academic product of IDC. The program also provides students with political, economic, social and environmental perspectives of IDC through a multidisciplinary approach. Trying to incorporate objective viewpoints about governmental aid policies from developing countries in the South to developed countries in the North, it aims to explore a well-rounded view of developmental strategies as well as actors' behavior and precise issues of international cooperation. The program is divided into three parts: (1) knowledge and information regarding the key motive power of IDC and Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) perspectives, (2) various IDC discourse such as development theories and their practical application cases, and (3) and exploration of contemporary politico-economic issues in the field of IDC. Finally the program is designed for students seeking to work in national/international public agencies, NGOs, non-profit organizations, and governments dealing with IDC issues. Required courses Option A Qualitative Research Methods This course is designed for students who are beginning their dissertation projects. The aim of the course is to give students the tools to conceptualize their theses in terms of research questions and design, methodology, data collection, and qualitative analysis. In doing so, this course focuses more narrowly on the issues, problems, and strategies related to "small-N" qualitative research, for the most part settingaside the techniques of large-N statistical analysis, which is presumed best to be taught in a separate course. Students will read and discuss texts related to theory formation and hypothesis testing; creating variables and measurement; descriptive and causal inference; longitudinal, comparative case study research; field data collection; working with texts and analyzing qualitative data; and, finally, dissertation write-up. This course is divided into four main parts focusing on the following topics: (1) the goals of social science and elements of research design; (2) selecting and application of different methodologies for conducting research; (3) collection of primary and secondary data on the field; and (4) analysis and synthesis of qualitative data in the dissertation-writingprocess. Option B Qualitative Research Design and Methods This Course deals with the general logic of scientific inquiry, research design, sampling, measurement, statistical inference, causal analyses, rational choice theory, and game theory. By the end of this course, you should be able to conceptualize a research problem and develop a number of complementary design, measurement, and date collection approaches to bring evidence to bear on the problem. In this course you will also learn to apply economic reasoning and game theory to interactive situations, that is, to situations in which (1) people have conflicting goals and (2) are affected in important ways by each other's actions. We will use game theory to understand when and how the incentives of individuals can work against the interests of the group, and how this kind of problem can be overcome. Introduction to International Development and Cooperation The course is a topical and theoretical approach to international development and cooperation studies. The course will provide students with political, economic, social and environmental dimensions of development and cooperation through a multidisciplinary approach. Trying to incorporate theories and viewpoints from multiple disciplines from political science to economics, it aims to provide a well-rounded view of development as well as actors and precise issues of international cooperation. The course is divided into three parts: (1) an overview of key theories and subject perspectives, (2) a presentation of the key actors, and (3) and exploration of contemporary issues in international development and cooperation. Since the course combines theoretical, practical, and multidisciplinary approaches to development, it will give students an overview and deeper understanding of essential ideas and knowledge of development and cooperation. This course is designed for students seeking to work in national/international public agencies, NGOs, private voluntary organization dealing with development and cooperation issues. [-]

Master in Sustainable Development Law

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

It has become necessary for all economic policymakers and stakeholders at the national and international levels to incorporate the concept of sustainability into their development strategies. [+]

OVERVIEW The two-year Master’s in Sustainable Development Law is designed for students to acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills required for jobs based in legal, diplomatic and ecological domains. In the 21st century, sustainability and in particular, environmental sustainability are major challenges that all nations need to confront. It is widely acknowledged that every country should aim to achieve economic prosperity by creating blueprints for sustainability that clearly outlines environmental, social and economic goals. This curriculum is based on a multidisciplinary approach and students are taught the fundamentals of Sustainable Development Law, which covers the main aspects governing the environment and a wider sustainability agenda. International recognition Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi provides the combined experience of three globally renowned French universities including Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris-Descartes University and Pierre and Marie Curie University. This rich heritage of joint excellence is now available in Abu Dhabi under the Ministry of Education and is recognised worldwide. STRUCTURE The degree in Sustainable Development Law is taught in English and covers a total of four semesters across two years, starting in September. The exclusively designed course schedule includes evening classes from 4:30pm to 8:00pm in consideration of students who intend to combine their studies with work and working professionals. [-]

Master of Arts/Master in International Studies

Miriam College
Campus Full time November 2017 Philippines Quezon City

The graduate program seeks to deepen the understanding of new developments, emergent complexities and persistent issues linked to globalization. [+]

Masters in Development studies in Asia 2017. Master of Arts/Master in International Studies The graduate program seeks to deepen the understanding of new developments, emergent complexities and persistent issues linked to globalization, with emphasis on global governance, that challenge theories and practices in international relations and development. The goal of the whole course is to produce graduates who are academically and technically prepared to be facilitators for social change and more equitable development aided by a perspective of global-regional-local interactions. Major Subjects Theoretical Perspectives and Issues in International Studies Human Rights and Humanitarian Law International Peace and Security Research Methods in International and Development Studies Development Theories and Strategies MC Ethics and Values Global Governance: The UN and Civil Society Migration and Development Global Political Economy New Regionalism Social Movements and Social Change Gender Analysis in Development International Trade and Finance Global Issues International Women’s Human Rights Creative and Transformative Leadership Intensive Orientation Course on Foreign Service Officers’ Exam Comprehensive Examination Thesis Writing [-]

Master in Population and Development

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

Learn how to approach population development and resource allocation issues that are essential for public administration [+]

This programme trains specialists to solve real challenges in development, from responding to rapid social and economic changes to countering the consequences of growing populations.

Students learn how to apply multidisciplinary analytic approaches to population development and resource allocation issues, gaining skills that are essential for management and public administration across different sectors. The programme combines a strong theoretical background and history of population development issues together with the most current approaches to analyzing population structure and needs for resources.

Upon graduation, students are well prepared for high level careers working for government agencies, non-governmental organizations, research centers, and private companies. ... [-]


Master in Gender and Development Studies (GDS)

Asian Institute of Technology School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD)
Campus Full time 4 semesters June 2017 Thailand Pathumthani

In the current context of rapid social, economic, technological and environmental changes in Asia, it is imperative to understand the effects of change on various sub-groups: women, men, indigenous [+]

Master in Gender and Development Studies (GDS)

In the current context of rapid social, economic, technological and environmental changes in Asia, it is imperative to understand the effects of change on various sub-groups: women, men, indigenous peoples, different classes, and other social groups. Gender and Development Studies (GDS) highlights both the need for specialized academic degree awarding studies in gender and development, and the integration of gender analysis and gender relation perspectives in AIT's other fields of study. GDS offers graduate level courses and provides substantial input to student's masters and PhD dissertation research. Short courses and workshops are also offered on gender planning and gender analysis in various development fields.

By functioning as an academic arm of community-based efforts for the advancement of women and sustainable development, GDS aims to work as a regional center of excellence in the field of gender, technology and development studies, and to integrate gender as a key intellectual perspective and ethical concern in AIT as well.

By functioning as an academic arm of community-based efforts for the advancement of women and sustainable development, GDS aims to work as a regional center of excellence in the field of gender, technology and development studies, and to integrate gender as a key intellectual perspective and ethical concern in AIT as well.
... [-]