Master Degree in Development studies in Europe

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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.

Europe is the sixth largest continent and includes 47 countries and assorted dependencies, islands and territories. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the south, Asia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the West.

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International Development and Management of Global Affairs

Universitatea De Vest Din Timisoara
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Romania Timisoara

This new master program of our faculty seeks to respond to employers and students demands for an education closer to practice and a better adjustment to labor market needs. We are aware of the fact that most of our graduates find employment in the new globalized economy dominated by multinational enterprises. This is why we offer, after a first year centered on the development of the most important skills for a work in international relations, the possibility to choose in the second year from three attractive modules: International development studies, European studies and African studies. [+]

Masters in Development studies in Europe 2017. The Faculty of Political Science, Philosophy and Communication Sciences is the youngest and most dynamic of the faculties of the West University of Timisoara, being created in 1999. Most of our students study international relations, public relations, communication and journalism. Teaching takes place in Romanian, English and German. The faculty has nine bachelor programs, six master programs and two doctoral programs, in political science and in philosophy. This new master program of our faculty seeks to respond to employers and students demands for an education closer to practice and a better adjustment to labor market needs. We are aware of the fact that most of our graduates find employment in the new globalized economy dominated by multinational enterprises. This is why we offer, after a first year centered on the development of the most important skills for a work in international relations, the possibility to choose in the second year from three attractive modules: International development studies, European studies and African studies. Main course titles Theories and strategies of international development Introduction to management International organisations Macroeconomy Diplomacy and global affairs Project management Sustainable development and environment Social development in regional context Global security studies, with an emphasis on Africa Education systems and policies Migration studies Gender and development Potential labour market positions following graduation Specialist in political and economical international relations; International officer in public institutions; International customer support; Backoffice; [-]

Master in Foresight, Environment and Development

Palacky University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

The aim of the Foresight, Environment and Development program is to prepare foresight-focused professionals for careers in environment and development policy and practice. The duration of the program is 2 years. Students will be awarded the title of “Magister”, abbreviated as “Mgr.” which is equivalent to the Master of Science (M.Sc.). [+]

Palacký University Olomouc Palacký University, established in 1573, is one of the leading centres of teaching and research in the Czech Republic. It comprises eight faculties at the present time and offers degrees in a wide range of disciplines, including medicine and other natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, as well as legal education. In the recent years, one of the highest priorities of the University is to strengthen international cooperation with other higher education institutions. Up to date, more than 1 700 international students study at Palacký University. Palacký University is located in historical but dynamic city of Olomouc. The town itself is very old and picturesque and it is surrounded by sports facilities and nature. The city of Olomouc is well-known for its high density of university students: over 24 000 students in the city of 100 000 inhabitants make Olomouc the city with the highest density of university students in Central Europe. Foresight, Environment and Development (FED) is a graduate two-year full-time program. The aim of the program is to prepare foresight-focused professionals for careers in environment and development policy and practice. Foresight is the ability to predict what may happen or may be needed in the future, while considering the future as something that we can create or shape. Foresight assumes that the future is not pre-determined but can evolve in different directions. Foresight includes thinking about the future, debating the future and shaping the future, using participatory and multidisciplinary approaches. Development in the name of the program stands for a branch of social science which addresses issues of concern to development policy and best practices. Environment stands for an academic field which systematically studies human interaction with the environment and includes particularly the factors that have an influence on human wellbeing and sustainable development. Upon successful completion of the program students will be equipped to work in public sector as well as in private industry both at the national and international levels. The graduate students may be employed in governmental or non-governmental institutions which collaborate on development or environment-related projects, especially at the positions where planning and future trends analysis is a real necessity. In addition, they can find careers in the private sector, especially in high-tech companies which are dependent on the ability to monitor and formulate future trends in the respective sector. A plenty of scholarships and international opportunities are available to FED students. The Merit Scholarship and Master Course Scholarship for Foreigners are granted to students with very good study results, while Vavroušek and Mobility Scholarships are designed to support internships and student research projects implemented in so-called developing countries. The Department of Development Studies is currently cooperating with more than twenty universities within the ERASMUS+ and ERASMUS MUNDUS programs. ERASMUS program financially supports and makes possible carrying out a part of students' study program at a university in another European country. The department also offers field trips to international institutions and development organisations. [-]

MSc in Anthropology and Development Studies

Radboud University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

This unique Master's programme, which is at the cutting edge of social and cultural anthropology as well as development studies, also includes knowledge derived from sociology, politicology, economics and geography. [+]

This unique Master's programme, which is at the cutting edge of social and cultural anthropology as well as development studies, also includes knowledge derived from sociology, politicology, economics and geography. Using a multidisciplinary perspective you will be encouraged to go deeper into the most relevant current local and global issues, including poverty, health, environment, inequality, mobility, multiculturalism and transnational networks. It is a study designed for those who want to break with traditional paradigms. 

Ambitious

The programme attracts ambitious, enterprising students. You are not afraid of a vigorous training in methodology; you are involved with social issues and themes and you want to play a role in the international debate around global policy issues. You will learn how to reformulate these issues into research questions and discover the best methods to use when exploring them. We will also teach you to think critically and analytically and we will train you in academic and communication skills.... [-]

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. [-]

Double Master’s in Demography and Social Inequality

University of Cologne Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Cologne

The Double Master’s Programme in Demography and Social Inequality gives first-class students the opportunity to benefit from the outstanding expertise of two top-ranking universities. [+]

Masters in Development studies in Europe 2017. In cooperation with the University of Groningen The Double Master’s Programme in Demography and Social Inequality gives first-class students the opportunity to benefit from the outstanding expertise of two top-ranking universities. Participants of the programme spend one year studying at each university and graduate with two master’s degrees: a Master of Sciences in Sociology and Social Research issued by the University of Cologne and a Master of Science in Population Studies issued by the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. The international master's programme focuses on demographic change, population dynamics and the challenges faced by modern societies due to increasing life expectancy, decreasing birth rates and migration. Students will learn to apply advanced social research methods and data analysis, providing necessary tools to deal with current issues such as ageing, social inequality, family, integration and education, among others. Students will have the possibility of acquiring in-depth knowledge of these topics and developing interdisciplinary research skills. Pursuing both a German and a Dutch master’s degree will provide graduates with outstanding employment opportunities on the European and international job market. Please check the programme website for more information and the admission section on entry requirements and details on the application process. Key Facts Programme duration: 4 semesters, full-time Programme start: Beginning of October in Cologne Partner university: The University of Groningen ist one of the oldest and most prestigious universities of the Netherlands. The Faculty of Spatial Sciences is one of ten Faculties of the University. Its research focuses on the achievement of well-being through sustainable and socially acceptable spatial transformation as well as innovation. Degrees awarded:Master of Science in Sociology and Social Research by the University of Cologne and Master of Science in Population Studies by the University of Groningen Language: English Tuition Fees: Students pay a social contribution at the University of Cologne during their first year (approx. €260 per semester, including a ticket for the public transport in the area of North-Rhine Westphalia). In addition, students have to pay tuition at the University of Groningen during their second year (approx. €1,980 for EU applicants; for more details on the exact tuition fee, please see the website of University of Groningen). Programme The Double Master’s Programme in Demography and Social Inequality focuses on demographic change and the challenges faced by modern societies due to increasing life expectancy, decreasing birth rates and migration. The study programme aims at providing students with a broad methodological expertise and knowledge of a variety of theoretical approaches to human behaviour. Students gain an in-depth understanding of human demographic behaviour and various dimensions of social inequality such as education, social participation and income. The programme will enhance their knowledge on population dynamics and provide necessary methods and tools for analysing and researching demographic data in order to predict individual demographic behaviour and population dynamics. Students of the Double Master’s Programme in Demography and Social Inequality complete their first year at the University of Cologne and their second year at the University of Groningen. Students follow a study path that is integrated into the regular course offer of both universities. The programme is based on the mutual recognition of credit points and includes a joint master’s thesis which is supervised by professors at both universities. After successful completion of the programme, students are awarded two degrees: a Master of Science in Sociology and Social Research by the University of Cologne and a Master of Science in Population Studies by the University of Groningen. Career perspectives Graduates of the Double Master's Programme of Demography and Social Inequality will be particularly well prepared for careers that require extensive academic knowledge of social research and demography on a national or international scale. Graduates will have developed a deep understanding of the effects of population dynamics on the economy, family life, social cohesion and health. Possible areas of employment include: Research and academic institutions; Local and federal government institutions concerned with economic and social policies; Demographic institutes and statistical agencies; Development organisations; Human resource departments of government institutions or corporations. Application process The application period for the Double Master’s Programme in Demography and Social Inequality runs from early April to 15 May. Applications must be submitted online via the application portal. Once the application portal has opened, the link will be published on this website. In addition, applicants who have not obtained their bachelor’s degree in Germany or at the University of Groningen must apply via uni-assist online and by post before 1 May. When applying via uni-assist, please select the programme ‘MSc in Sociology and Social Research’ at the University of Cologne. Entry requirements An excellent bachelor’s degree with at least 30 ECTS in Sociology and strong proficiency in quantitative methods in Social Sciences or Empirical Social Research and in Statistics Bachelor final grade equivalent to at least 2.7 (German grading system) English at level C1 (CEFR) or equivalent (TOEFL min. ibt 100; IELTS min. 7.0; Cambridge CAE (B) or CPE (C)) Very good intercultural and social skills Relevant practical experience is desirable Application documents DMP application form CV in English Letter of motivation in English explaining the reasons for applying to the Double Master’s Programme (aprox. 500 words) Proof of sufficient language skills in English of at least C1 (CEFR) or equivalent (TOEFL min. ibt 100; IELTS min. 7.0; Cambridge CAE (B) or CPE (C)) Copy of bachelor’s degree certificate, including all exams taken to date listing the grades received and the number of credit points per course Descriptions of all relevant courses taken during the bachelor’s degree (e.g. extracts from the course catalogue) If applicable, written confirmation of any studies abroad which may have already been completed. In case any of the courses completed abroad have been credited towards the bachelor’s degree of the home university, this written document must contain an official record of the courses taken and the grades received. Please also attach a description of the modules taken abroad. All documents must be provided in German or English. Documents in any other language must have an authorised translation into German or English attached. We may need to ask for further documents at a later stage of the application process. Application deadline For applicants with a German bachelor's degree or a bachelor's degree from the University of Groningen: 15 May 2017 For applicants who have not obtained their bachelor’s degree in Germany or at the University of Groningen: 1 May 2017 Selection process The admissions board of the University of Cologne will assess all applications. Applicants that are shortlisted after assessment of the written application will be invited for a personal interview to the University of Cologne in June. The admissions board will communicate its decision no later than the end of July. Enrolment takes place in late August or early September. The study programme starts in October in Cologne. If your application for the Double Master’s Programme has not been successful, your application may still be considered for the regular MSc in Sociology and Empirical Social Research at the University of Cologne given that all entry requirements are fulfilled. [-]

Master in International Development

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

The Master's degree in international development at PSIA offers innovative training in international development based on a renewed approach to sustainable economic growth and political practices. [+]

Master in International Development General objectives The Master's degree in international development at PSIA offers innovative training in international development based on a renewed approach to sustainable economic growth and political practices. PSIA's program is designed to train the next generation of development specialists, building on the profound transformation of the development discussion. The Master in International Development is given in collaboration with the Agence française de développement. Scientific Advisor Laurence Tubiana is the Scientific Advisor of the PSIA Master in International Development. Pr. Tubiana was France's Special Representative for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, and is also the founder of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) in Paris. Laurence Tubiana is also professor and director of the Sustainable Development Center at Sciences Po Paris, and recently set up the new direction of Global Publics Goods of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. Laurence Tubiana is member of several scientific boards of main research institutions such as the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), the India Council for Sustainable Development and the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development. From 1997 to 2002, she served as senior advisor to the Prime Minister, Lionel Jospin, on environmental issues and conducted a number of international negotiations on this subject. Main orientations and specific features The curriculum provides a strong intellectual background in development studies, favouring critical approaches and using both academic analysis and practitioners' experience of global governance and the multifaceted question of sustainability. It also combines intensive training in finance, economics, public policy (from the global to local level), project design, management and evaluation. The Master in International Development offers an in depth introduction to multiple actors (public agencies, NGO's, private foundations, multilateral organisations) and to multiple instruments (from traditional official development aid, to markets mechanisms and innovative finance and more) and generates both analytical and practical skills that graduates will use to implement the next generation of development policies and practices. A special focus is placed on acquiring essential skills in policy and project design and evaluation, finance accounting and applied economics, management and planning methods. The students will have the opportunity to choose a comprehensive set of courses in specific areas such as, amongst others, agriculture, health, urban issues and sustainability, and will be able to specialize in a regional area to understand specific historical and geographical context. Career opportunities Graduates will find openings in the private sector (profit and non profit) as well as the public sector. In public agencies, national, regional, and local governments, as well as international organizations and agencies, MID graduates will work, amongst other roles, on the formulation, management and evaluation of public policies and projects. In the private sector, they may work for example as project managers, consultants and in the innovation sector for applied research projects as project designer and managers. [-]

Master in Modern Indian Studies

University of Göttingen
Campus or Online Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Göttingen

This English-language Master's degree programme unites perspectives from the humanities, the social sciences and economics. [+]

Master in Modern Indian Studies (M.A.)For prospective India specialists: This English-language Master's degree programme unites perspectives from the humanities, the social sciences and economics. In addition to academic knowledge specific to India, you will acquire well-founded essential knowledge from Regional and Cultural Studies. This will be consolidated by a visit to India, integrated into the degree programme. Topics taught include social, cultural and economic phenomena of modern India. The programme is supported by the interdisciplinary Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS).The English-language master's degree programme in Modern Indian Studies provides in-depth specialized knowledge of the subject, the ability to work independently on subject specific and interdisciplinary research and to apply gained insights. The degree programme qualifies students for a successful career by provision of expertise, methodological and analytical skills and forms the basis for further studies in doctoral degree programs.... [-]


Master in International Cooperation, Finance and Development

Unitelma Sapienza
Online Full time 1 year Open Enrollment Italy Rome

The Master focuses on issues related to development and growth both in developing and emerging countries as well as in the backward areas of developed countries. It also offers some knowledge on planning practices and project management, and aims to provide a broad education in international cooperation and economic development, enabling students to acquire the knowledge and critical understanding necessary to make a significant contribution to the management of public and private policies within the international cooperation framework. [+]

Objectives The Master focuses on issues related to development and growth both in developing and emerging countries as well as in the backward areas of developed countries. It also offers some knowledge on planning practices and project management, and aims to provide a broad education in international cooperation and economic development, enabling students to acquire the knowledge and critical understanding necessary to make a significant contribution to the management of public and private policies within the international cooperation framework. Therefore, the Master graduates will be prepared to manage international cooperation and development projects in different sectors, consistently with their training and experience, within a variety of organizations including International institutions, Public Administration, NGOs, Private companies. Content The Master is divided into 5 sections and focuses on issues related to the development and growth both in developing and emerging countries as well in the backward areas of developed countries. It offers some knowledge on planning practices and project management. Understanding the processes of social change, economic development, globalization and international trade within different political, cultural, economic and environmental contexts, are the focus of the Master course. Faculty and tutorship The faculty is highly qualified and comprises of Nabylah Abo Dehman, Mario Carta, Andrea Carteny, Valeria Cirillo, Emanuela Ferreri, Dario Guarascio, Enrica Imbert, Francesca Romana Lenzi, Massimo Mamberti, Sergio Marchisio, Gabriele Natalizia, Mariella Pandolfi, Roberto Pasca di Magliano, Daniel Pommier Vincelli. Master Director is Roberto Pasca di Magliano, full professor of Economics. All participants in the Master are assisted by tutors, who support students in their study, promote discussion forums, activate webinars and supervise the elaboration of project works. Admission requirements and career opportunities Completion of an undergraduate degree, obtained after a minimum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS), is required to enroll in the Master. The Master graduates will be prepared to manage international cooperation and development projects in different sectors, consistently with their training and experience, within a variety of organizations including International institutions, Public Administration, NGOs, Private companies. Duration The Master lasts one year and grants 60 credits (ECTS), after passing the Master degree final exam. Access to the platform will be allowed for a period of twelve months from the date of enrolment. [-]

Master in International Business Development

University of Milano-Bicocca
Campus Full time 14 - 18 months October 2017 Italy Milan

MAIB Master Program is about gaining hands-on global management experience by living and studying in 3 Global cities across 3 Different Continents – Milan, Italy; Toronto, Canada and Bangalore, India [+]

Masters in Development studies in Europe 2017. MAIB Master Program allows you to gain hands-on global management experience by living and studying in 3 Global cities across 3 Different Continents – Milan, Italy; Toronto, Canada and Bangalore, India Designed by University of Milano-Bicocca (Milan, Italy) in partnership with Centennial College (Toronto, Canada) and Alliance University (Bangalore, India), MAIB is a full time Triple Credential Program offering: 3 SIMULTANEOUS DEGREES ACHIEVED IN 18 MONTHS, WITH A TOTAL OF 120 CREDITS. a) MAIB + IBM – 14 months Two simultaneous degrees achieved with a total of 90 credits (based on University Credit System) - First Level Master Degree from University of Milano-Bicocca – MAIB; - Ontario College Graduate Certificate from Centennial College, Toronto – IBM; This Program includes 3 months internship anywhere, except in Canada (see point b). b) MAIB + IBM + Work in Canada Option – Internship period at Centennial College (in order to explore opportunity to work in Canada) – 15 months Opportunity to work in Canada by enrolling at Centennial College for the Internship period of 15 weeks: a must in order to comply with the work visa norms of Canadian Government. Additional costs apply. c) MAIB + IBM + MBA – 18 months Additional study period at Alliance University, Bangalore India – MBA Degree from Alliance School of Business, Bangalore, India can be achieved with an additional study period of 4 months with a total of 30 credits. Additional costs apply. Admission The next batch of MAIB – Joint Triple Credential Master Program begins in October 2015 and will enroll bright, diverse, and creative future business leaders. As we build the class, we seek the most promising students in terms of intellectual distinction and professional merit. We base this judgment on the totality of information available. We consider each application holistically, and take into account factors such as your background, academic credentials, experiences, aspirations, values and accomplishments. Finally, we are looking for diversity in the MAIB class because the program is based on a collaborative educational process, bringing students together from diverse backgrounds to deliver a range of perspectives and approaches to learning. Non-discrimination Policy MAIB admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at all the Partner Universities. MAIB prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in the administration of the program and activities. SCHOLARSHIPS & STUDY LOANS – 5 Scholarships of € 7.600,00 granted by Fondazione Cariplo to participants – 5 Scholarships of € 5.000,00 granted by Fondazione Cariplo to participants Course Duration: 14 - 18 months Part time: No Full time: Yes Cost: 15,000 EUR. Additional fees apply for MBA Start date: 1st October 2016 End date: 30th November 2017 Place: 1st TERM: Italy, Milan from October 2016 – December 2016 2nd TERM: Bangalore, India from January 2017 – April 2017 3rd TERM: Toronto, Canada from May 2017 – August 2017 4th TERM: Internship (location, based on choice) from September 2017 – November 2017 Call for Application: March – June 2016 ADMISSION CRITERIA - Degree credentials - Curriculum - English Certificate - Personal statement Career Development Plan: strong focus on internship, job placement, research assignments; career fairs; student career counseling services Give your future an International Edge! [-]

Masters Programme in Development and International Cooperation

Sapienza University of Rome
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Rome

The Masters Programme in Development and International Cooperation - Economics for Development (LM-28209) provides students with an advanced understanding of a variety of fields (including sociology, economics, political science, history and law) and the tools that are necessary to analyse and interpret the social, economic, juridical and institutional contexts that characterise developing countries. [+]

The Masters Programme in Development and International Cooperation - Economics for Development (LM-28209) provides students with an advanced understanding of a variety of fields (including sociology, economics, political science, history and law) and the tools that are necessary to analyse and interpret the social, economic, juridical and institutional contexts that characterise developing countries. The programme addresses the evaluation and management of international cooperation programmes in terms of politics, economy, finance, health and law. Political and economic globalization calls for new professional figures that are capable of understanding, assessing and managing the social, cultural and economic challenges that await us. The competences and tools needed to analyse and operate in this context require a vast multi-disciplinary understanding of the international scenario.The Masters Programme also focuses on the methodologies employed by bi- and multi-lateral cooperation organisations to develop programmes and peace missions. The programme provides students with the competences necessary to: Conceive, draft, implement and direct integrated cooperation programmes and projects for development; Monitor and evaluate projects and programmes; Work in fluent English (both written and spoken) and provides a good working knowledge of French, Spanish, Chinese or Arabic; Employ communication and information management tools.onceive, draft, implement and direct integrated cooperation programmes and projects for development; Monitor and evaluate projects and programmes; Work in fluent English (both written and spoken) and provides a good working knowledge of French, Spanish, Chinese or Arabic; Employ communication and information management tools. [-]

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 Europe 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. [-]

MA in Applied Cultural Analysis

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

The programme aims to develop and deepen students' knowledge and skills within the field of applied cultural analysis, which emphasises the use of cultural analysis in working life. [+]

Programme overview

The programme aims to develop and deepen students’ knowledge and skills within the field of applied cultural analysis. It emphasises the use of ethnography and cultural analysis as a means of helping organisations and businesses to develop their services and products as well as finding solutions to problems they may face as an aspect of their daily activities. The programme will strengthen students’ theoretical and methodological skills in ethnography while developing advanced understanding of different organisational contexts, as well as the demands these place on project management, communications and product development.

Via internships practice, projects and the Master thesis, you will be able to develop and target your skills to the specialised field in which you wish to work after completing your studies.... [-]


Master in Gender Studies

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Gender Studies proposes a gender-based reading of the social world and its power relations. Social interaction between the sexes is a central aspect of all societies and is therefore a vital research focus for the social and human sciences. The goal of the Master’s programme is to provide students with the concepts and tools for understanding and analysing current social trends from an interdisciplinary perspective. In line with this objective, students are taught to apply shared concepts, formulate targeted research enquiries to explore gender-related issues, and mobilise the methodologies of various disciplines. [+]

Masters in Development studies in Europe 2017. Master in Gender Studies The Master in Gender Studies proposes a gender-based reading of the social world and its power relations. Social interaction between the sexes is a central aspect of all societies and is therefore a vital research focus for the social and human sciences. The goal of the Master’s programme is to provide students with the concepts and tools for understanding and analysing current social trends from an interdisciplinary perspective. In line with this objective, students are taught to apply shared concepts, formulate targeted research enquiries to explore gender-related issues, and mobilise the methodologies of various disciplines. Curriculum Required courses (30Credits) : Gender and history; sociology of gender; methodologies; the labour market; gender and organisations; etc. Electives (30Credits) : Sociology of public problems; Postcolonial Studies; gender, bodies, science and biomedicine; transnational migration and gender, race and class relations, etc. Dissertation (30Credits) Mobility Master’s students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester. Students may go on exchange as early as their second semester but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. The dissertation cannot be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The Master of Arts in Gender Studies leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad in: Research and teaching Public policies on equality Human resources in business Vocational training and career counselling Journalism and publishing Management of equality projects in businesses NGOs Associations Administration Admission Criteria A Bachelor in Social Sciences or a Bachelor upon approval by the scientific committee, or an equivalent degree in another field, upon completion of a complementary programme designed by the scientific committee. Applications Deadline: 28 February 2017 for all graduates of foreign universities (30 April 2017 for all graduates of Swiss universities/colleges) www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]

Masters in Education and Professional Development

Newcastle College
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne

This course is designed to appeal to anyone working in an education role who is keen to broaden their professional development. [+]

Overview This course is designed to appeal to anyone working in an education role who is keen to broaden their professional development. The course has a wide variety of modules designed to suit teachers, teacher trainers, managers, administrative and service personnel and opportunities to research specialist areas. Course content: Educational Theories and Perspectives. Educational Enquiry. Researching a Professional Environment. You will also choose from a number of electives. Learning and Assessment Assessments will include critiques, research proposals, research-based assignments, seminars, case studies, action-research projects, critical analyses, reflective accounts and presentations. The module assessments are intended to develop the students’ practical knowledge and theoretical understanding of their subject and of education contexts. Career and progression opportunities Graduates are likely to commence doctorate level study or and will be equipped to engage in research activity in the sector. This course supports career progression for those moving into management roles, seeking more senior roles in education or considering a move into teacher education roles. Entry requirements This is a post-graduate qualification and we would expect all applicants to hold an honours degree in an appropriate area or substantive experience which has been assessed as equivalent. Some applicants will also hold a teaching qualification at level 6 or 7. All candidates will be assessed on their readiness to work at Level 7. All potential students are interviewed, are given an assessment task and given advice and guidance on their suitability for the course with appropriate access routes identified. Applicants who have already achieved a Postgraduate Certificate of Education at Level 7 or a DELTA qualification may be able to claim credit points. Other claims for previous learning and experience will be assessed at initial interview, and advice provided as to appropriate route. All applicants will complete an interview and written tasks before acceptance on programmes. This course is delivered in partnership with Teesside University. [-]

European Studies - Joint Degree with University of Ljubljana

South East European University
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Macedonia Skopje

The study programme in European Studies will qualify students for independent professional and analytical work in the field of European affairs at the national and the European levels. The programme integrates several disciplines of European Studies: Political Science (in particular International Relations and Comparative Politics), Economics, Law, Social Sciences (in particular with regards to... [+]

Masters in Development studies in Europe 2017. The study programme in European Studies will qualify students for independent professional and analytical work in the field of European affairs at the national and the European levels. The programme integrates several disciplines of European Studies: Political Science (in particular International Relations and Comparative Politics), Economics, Law, Social Sciences (in particular with regards to methodological capabilities) and Communication (emphasising the importance of two expert foreign languages) with their application to central issues of European integration (EU) and broader construction of Europe. The programme “European Studies“ is Joint Degree study programme with the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Career The study programme in European Studies will qualify students for employment opportunities in EU institutions and other (European) international organisations, in the national governments, especially Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Ministries of European Affairs, Ministries for Economic and Social Development; the career opportunities are also at the regional level (of municipalities and cities), in non-governmental organizations, the media, and political parties; expertise in the field of the EU processes and policies and internal market make the graduates employable also in business sector within and outside the EU. Learning outcomes Knowledge and understanding Displays basic knowledge and understanding of the scientific field of study (or studies), identifying appropriate methodologies for problem solving, as systematic and creative manner, which provides a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and / or application of autonomous ideas in the context of the research; Ability to identify enlarged and deepened knowledge; Shows the level of knowledge and competence in one or more specific scientific fields; Have knowledge of one or more subject areas, in certain scientific fields, based on the most renowned international research in this scientific field. Applying knowledge and understanding Ability to critically, independently and creatively solve problems with a certain originality in new or unfamiliar environments in a multidisciplinary context, related to the field of study. Making judgement Ability to synthesize and integrate knowledge; Ability to deal with issues systematically and creatively, solid estimate even with incomplete or limited information, but that include personal, social and ethical responsibilities in the application of acquired knowledge and assessment; Ability to select scientific theories, methodologies, tools and general skills in the subject areas, and installation of new analyzes and solutions on a scientific basis. Communication skills Ability to exchange findings and suggestions with argumentation and rationally bolstering them with both professional and unskilled persons, clearly and unambiguously; Taking considerable responsibility in shared outcomes; running and initiating activities. Learning skills Ability to recognize personal needs for further knowledge and skills for independent action in acquiring the knowledge and new skills in the framework of society; Ability to taking responsibility for further professional development and perfection. List of courses Semester 1 EU policies (9.0 ECTS) EU in global economy (6.0 ECTS) Free elective course 1 (6.0 ECTS) Foreign Language - elective course 1 (6.0 ECTS) Professional Foreign Language 1 (3.0 ECTS) Semester 2 European Union Law (6.0 ECTS) Theories of European Integration (9.0 ECTS) Professional Foreign Language 2 (3.0 ECTS) Free elective course 2 (6.0 ECTS) Foreign Language - elective course 2 (6.0 ECTS) Semester 3 Contemporary Issues of the European Union as a global actor (6.0 ECTS) Research Seminar – Thesis Preparation (9.0 ECTS) Practical work (3.0 ECTS) Elective course 1 (6.0 ECTS) Elective course 2 (6.0 ECTS) Semester 4 Master Thesis (30.0 ECTS) [-]