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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.

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MICROMASTERS E-learning Program: Create Activities And Content For Virtual Education (university Galilean)

edX MicroMasters Programs
Online Part time 12 - 24 weeks January 2017 USA Cambridge

Make effective eLearning training organizations; higher education and secondary education. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Development studies 2017. Make effective eLearning training organizations; higher education and secondary education. The program Micromasters on "e-Learning: create activities and content for virtual learning" it is based on the latest research in the field of Information Technology - communication technologies (ICT) and its application to learning theories. Our courses are based on that you can create virtually any type of content e-Learning professional manner, using the latest in educational technology and adding interactive elements to transform traditional training projects in courses effective and innovative virtual learning. Thanks to our educational modality can receive your classes at any time and share your questions and knowledge with our community, in addition to this get academic credits to support your knowledge, skills and abilities in educational technologies that will give you the opportunity to qualify for the Masters in direction and Production of e-Learning is offered in virtual mode in Galileo University (pioneer in Latin America in virtual education) Sign up now and in just 21 weeks will know everything about the new educational technologies and techniques to design and develop materials effective that allow you to e-learning (e-learning) eligible for job offers. Do not wait any longer and start creating interactive virtual courses that capture the attention of your students. Students who obtain the credential Micromasters can apply for admission to the virtual Master in Management and Production in e-Learning and validation of the program courses Micromasters for 6 courses the first year of the virtual Master totaling 18 academic credits, and correspond to 50% of total loans in the first year. Job Outlook Differentiate a traditional teacher developing innovative learning resources. Get the necessary skills to qualify for jobs related to project management e-learning, examples: technology consultant for education or training area coordinator. Position yourself in a labor market with high demand for professionals with experience in creating multimedia, design, development and implementation of training processes using technology. Provide advice to e-learning. Micromasters this program lets you work in various roles virtual learning process, such as tutoring, technology consultant, developer of multimedia resources, and teacher for a MOOC. What you'll learn: E-Learning design innovative experiences supported and enriched by the use of technology, focusing on student learning process. Design and produce e-learning resources professionally. Using web 2.0 tools to create online courses and different methods and techniques for introducing these resources in your training e-Learning. Create your own interactive multimedia resources to support the process of training or virtual training in educational institutions or companies. Use the techniques and tools of rapid content creation (Rapid Learning) industry-leading production of digital educational content. Apply the use of innovative educational technologies in learning and training contexts, to create resources and content to support classes. Details Micromasters program To obtain the certificate Micromasters You must approve and obtain a certificate verified each course that integrates this program Micromasters. Utliza their credentials to reach the next level Take your professional development to the next level; credit for academic credits obtained in the program Micromasters "e-Learning: create activities and content for virtual education" and continue your studies with the Master in Management and Production in e-Learning taught in mode 100% virtual Galileo University. Thanks to the courses that make up the curriculum of this Master (Equivalent to 18 credits Academic) students who passed 3 courses program Micromasters are admitted to our academic program without taking the admission test and continue their online training from the second half. courses Learning and Virtual Learning Design meaningful learning experiences oriented virtual learning environments. Emerging Web Technologies for Virtual Teaching Meet new technologies e-Learning and web 2.0 tools focused on improving the experience of virtual learning. Design and Multimedia Resource Development for Virtual Learning Create a simple and easy your own multimedia resources and interactive learning for successful e-learning form. Final project, "e-Learning" The project challenges students intellectually and allows to demonstrate the skills and competences acquired. [-]

Master Of Social Development Studies

Université Du Québec En Outaouais UQO
Campus Part time September 2017 Canada Gatineau Saint-Jérôme

This multidisciplinary course is for candidates who wish to give the tools to become professionals and develop leaders capable of identifying current challenges and to propose innovative solutions. [+]

This multidisciplinary course is for candidates who wish to give the tools to become professionals and develop leaders capable of identifying current challenges and to propose innovative solutions. They will become familiar with the main theories of development and with the issues, challenges, solutions and limits development. They deepen their understanding of the multiple dimensions that interact on community development and on territorial dynamics. Also, they will develop their ability to analyze social relations and human actions, relations with the environment and social structures in the territories. Students also master the various techniques of research and specific action to development. After their training, they will have acquired the theoretical and methodological knowledge necessary to understand and act on developing and elsewhere. REGULAR FLOW - WITH MEMORY This profile is intended both for students who wish to develop research skills to candidates who wish to pursue doctoral studies. They will master the methods of collecting and analyzing information, critical analysis of development indicators and specific research process development. After their training, the students will contribute to the advancement of development research by writing a dissertation on a specific problem in this discipline. REGULAR FLOW - WITH TEST This profile is for students who wish to increase their professional expertise and promote their integration in the labor market. They will expand their knowledge and skills development and will thus have a global vision of this discipline. With writing a test, they will learn the process of research and intervention development and master the skills required in this discipline. After their training, they will act on development as highly qualified practitioners. CONCENTRATION OF TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT This pathway offers students training focused on territorial development in Quebec, Canada and, more generally, in the OECD countries. They will gain a critical understanding of major contemporary issues of research and practice that characterize the development of these territories. CONCENTRATION IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT This concentration enables students to acquire essential notions in the study and practice of development in the global South countries. They will deepen their knowledge of the issues surrounding the research and practice of the social sciences International Development. CONCENTRATION IN NATIVE STUDIES This concentration provides students with training on indigenous peoples, especially in the Americas and elsewhere in the world. Students will learn more about the Aboriginal economy, indigenous societies and the different modes of Aboriginal governance. They thoroughly know the different aspects of research on indigenous peoples. FEATURES In the thesis of this control gives access to many scholarships, including labourse encouragement to graduate studies with memory UQO, the duConseil scholarship Humanities Research as well as the Research Fund, society and culture. An international development concentration is offered to students who wish to acquire the knowledge necessary for the study and practice of development in the global South countries. Students can enjoy international mobility agreement established with the master's program in Spatial Development of the University of the State of Sao Paulo (UNESP). To enrich their academic career of an international dimension, students can conduct studies abroad through bilateral agreements with the participating universities or student exchange programs Interuniversity Cooperation Office. Students have the opportunity to follow a course promoting rapid integration into the labor market by developing a scientific test or perform writing a research paper for the acquisition of research skills and also leading to doctoral studies. TRAINING PLANS The paths presented to the following address are examples of training plans. These may vary. Visit the official training plans and course descriptions for details. BUSINESS OUTLOOK Information Officer Development agent Research Officer political analyst political Attaché Communications officer Lecturer at the University (required mastery) Programme Manager in an NGO for development or humanitarian aid Project Manager in an international organization Adviser for Foreign Affairs Consultant Teachers college AREAS OF USE college and university educational institutions federal, provincial and municipal aid organizations international cooperation organizations International organizations non-profit organizations OBJECTIVES The overall objective of the program is to provide students with a university degree in the first cycle in the social sciences, or equivalent in a related field, training to enable them to conduct research and to intervene so autonomous and critical in the field of territorial development, international and indigenous. Complementary to that have made his studies of 1st cycle, this multidisciplinary training will enable: To deepen understanding of the issues and solutions, and their limitations, that underlies the development in North and South; To master the theoretical and methodological tools to facilitate this understanding; To soak proposed solutions to problems of development to possibly put into practice in a professional setting in the North or the South. The training aims to provide the analytical tools and knowledge acquisition both for students who choose to act on territorial development, international or native as practitioners and students who wish to pursue a PhD or work as professional researchers. The program also aims to understand the different factors of development in the three concentrations, as well as the successes and failures of the contemporary development in different contexts. Through the various mandatory and optional seminars and field research experience or training, the program will deepen in various orientations with respect to territorial development, international and indigenous. [-]

Master of Development Studies

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus Part time 2 years March 2017 New Zealand Wellington

Development Studies seeks to explain the enormous differences in peoples’ living standards across the world and to do something about them. The programme examines the theories and practices associated with inequalities in world development, using multi-disciplinary approaches. It is concerned with the processes and relationships between people and institutions at different scales – from local, small-scale communities, through to national government agencies and international organisations. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Development studies 2017. Development Studies seeks to explain the enormous differences in peoples’ living standards across the world and to do something about them. The programme examines the theories and practices associated with inequalities in world development, using multi-disciplinary approaches. It is concerned with the processes and relationships between people and institutions at different scales – from local, small-scale communities, through to national government agencies and international organisations. Particular attention is paid to the relationships between 'developed' and 'developing' societies, the roles played by various institutions within them and their effects on processes of social, political, economic and environmental transformation. Development Studies concerns issues of contemporary relevance to the world today including: Poverty Inequality Globalisation Gender equity Environmental change Participation and democracy Human rights International aid Our programme is accessible to graduates from a wide range of disciplines and occupations. People with work experience in community and international development are strongly encouraged to apply, especially those with a background in the Asia Pacific region. Students are encouraged to spend some time overseas in a developing country as part of their postgraduate study and Masters students usually complete a research thesis based on work in a developing country. Students have undertaken research in places as diverse as Ethiopia, East Timor, Brazil, Chile, Bhutan, South Korea, Malaysia, Samoa and Rapanui. The MDevStud degree seeks to enhance the ability of graduate students to contribute as professionals to development practice worldwide. Potential Projects All students are urged to plan their course of study with the Director of Development Studies before enrolment, as well as during the course of their programme. More Information Download the postgraduate prospectus Contact the Development Studies Programme Director, John Overton Visit the Political Economy and Development Research Group web pages for information about research and staff in this area For information about undergraduate study in Development Studies please view the Development Studies page. Prerequisites Masters students must have previously completed a Bachelor’s degree, ideally with an average B+ grade or higher, in relevant 300 level courses. The following points are also taken into account before a student is accepted into the programme: appropriateness and quality of academic background and/or work experience a clear understanding of how the proposed programme fits with career goals motivation to complete the thesis within two years being able to commit ample time to the programme Course Requirements All students should plan their course of study with the Programme Director before enrolment. Part time study is possible. Part 1 A total of 120 points, made up from: DEVE 511 – 514 60 points from approved elective courses To progress to Masters Part 2, students must achieve a B+ average in all Part 1 courses. Part 2 DEVE 592 - thesis The thesis is worth 120 points and will be approximately 40,000 words (120-150 pages). It must be completed by February 28 in two years following the year of enrolment. Students begin their thesis following submission and acceptance of a full research proposal as part of DEVE 514 - Development Research, taken in the second trimester. All students should plan their course of study with the Programme Director before enrolment. Applications must be received by 10th of December in the year prior to the commencement of study. Part time study is possible. Academic requirements To study the Master of Development Studies you will need one of the following: Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in same subject area Proof of English proficiency You need to demonstrate a satisfactory command of English through one of the following: IELTS: minimum overall score of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0 TOEFL: minimum score of 90 for the internet-based test with a minimum of 20 in writing Pearson Test of English: minimum score of 65 (with a ‘Communicative’ score of not less than 58) EPP: minimum final scores of 4,4,5,5 [-]

MA in Development Studies by Flexible & Distance Learning

Kimmage Development Studies Centre
Online Part time Ireland Dublin

The Post Graduate Diploma / MA Degree in Development Studies by flexible and distance learning (FDL)offers learners the opportunity to combine work and study anywhere in the world, while still connecting online with a diverse and vibrant learning community. Learners can undertake the MA completely online or they can combine the best of distance and e-learning with classroom participation – it is tailored to the needs of learners who like to study in their own time and at their own pace, but still want to have the option of drawing on the benefits of face to face, participatory and experience-based interaction with other participants and tutors. [+]

The Post Graduate Diploma / MA Degree in Development Studies by flexible and distance learning (FDL) offers learners the opportunity to combine work and study anywhere in the world, while still connecting online with a diverse and vibrant learning community. Learners can undertake the MA completely online or they can combine the best of distance and e-learning with classroom participation – it is tailored to the needs of learners who like to study in their own time and at their own pace, but still want to have the option of drawing on the benefits of face to face, participatory and experience-based interaction with other participants and tutors. It is a less costly option than a face to face programme, especially for learners living outside of Dublin or Ireland, as travel and living expenses are minimised, and because you can continue to work where you are based. Despite geographical distance, by participating in online discussions and other networked activities, learners are still part of a community of learners at Kimmage. Participants successfully completing the programme will be awarded an internationally recognised MA in Development Studies, validated by Qualification and Quality Ireland (formerly HETAC). This programme is aimed at advanced level participants who hold a primary degree or equivalent qualifications and who have experience of working in a development context. Particularly welcome are leaders, facilitators and managers of community development projects, government and development agency staff, people involved in pastoral ministry, researchers, development educators, volunteers and activists. Some places are also retained for recent graduates who wish to study further before embarking on a career in development work. MA learners who combine online and classroom based learning can specialise within the programme by choosing from a number of elective areas that are most suited to their area of interest. These ‘specialist pathways’ include ‘Globalisation and Change’; ‘People Centred Development’ and ‘Development and Management’. Note that this course is also available through the Full-Time Study and Part-Time Learning options. What this Programme is About The programme is designed to prepare participants for work in development in a community, local government, youth/adult education, or NGO setting. It offers learners an opportunity to explore contemporary theories of social change and development and to analyse development policies and practices. It builds skills, especially in relation to research, leadership and working with groups and in the planning, management and evaluation of development projects. The programme aims to give participants the opportunity to develop: a critical awareness of social, economic and management issues underlying socio economic change conceptual and analytical skills critical to understanding and engaging with contemporary debates relating to development, including contrasting arguments and understandings of development processes the ability to apply such knowledge to policy analysis and practical problem solving a set of operational skills pertinent to working in the public, private, faith-based and NGO domains, especially in relation to leadership, motivation and working with groups and in the planning, management and evaluation of development projects understanding of research processes appropriate to different development contexts and issues, and the ability to undertake effective primary research in the development field new friendships and contacts with a dynamic and diverse group of committed people Note We are accepting applications for the following online modules commencing March 2016: Sociology of Development Research Methods Gender and Development Anthropology and Globalisation Managing Development Organisations Learners can commence with just one, or a number of these modules, continuing with further modules in October 2016 or March 2017, to build credit towards an MA award. [-]

Masters in Education and Professional Development

Newcastle College
Campus 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. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Development studies 2017. 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. [-]

Expertise In Human Capital Development

Universidad Regiomontana
Online Part time July 2017 Mexico Mexico Online

Expertise in Human Capital Development provides the preparation of managers responsible in the management of human talent, that they possess the skills needed platform for HR processes and distinctive represents significant added value to business processes ... [+]

Master of Human Capital Development Expertise in Human Capital Development provides the preparation of managers responsible in the management of human talent, that they possess the skills needed platform for HR processes provide significant and distinctive business processes added value. Addressed to Professionals committed to their studies, with a clear penchant for reading, analysis and research, with an inquisitive and creative attitude and should have capacity and ability to: Analyze and solve problems Conduct literature survey and consultation via the Internet Work in multidisciplinary teams Handle specialized software Customer oriented Communicate orally and in writing Exit profile The student to graduate from the MSc in Human Capital Development is responsible for: Having a global and strategic vision of business Have an interest and concern for people Be a factor of change Take risks in decisions Consider the quality and value Have training in the most advanced information technologies Design development strategies that meet the dynamic needs of the labor market, aimed at promoting the sound growth of the industry Design an appropriate strategic plan to the needs of customers Give a true and reliable advice Establish relationships and negotiations with authorities, officials and leading customers to improve service in a win-win Driving laws, regulations and specialized terminology in the field of Human Resources [-]

Indian Law, Online Master Degree (MJIL)

College of Law - The University of Tulsa
Online Part time 1 - 2 years January 2017 USA Tulsa

The Master of Jurisprudence in Indian Law (the “MJIL”)at the University of Tulsa, College of Law is a cutting edge degree program that moves your career forward and helps you work effectively in Indian Country. The courses in the MJIL program are developed and taught by TU professors as well as other recognized experts. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Development studies 2017. The Master of Jurisprudence in Indian Law (the “MJIL”) at the University of Tulsa, College of Law is a cutting edge degree program that moves your career forward and helps you work effectively in Indian Country. The courses in the MJIL program are developed and taught by TU professors as well as other recognized experts. MJIL candidates will successfully complete seven required courses, elective courses of their choice, and a capstone master project totaling 30 credit hours. The seven required courses are: (16-19 credit hours) Introduction to the Federal Legal and Administrative System Principles of Federal Indian Law Tribal Government Introduction to Legal Writing Research Methods in Indian Law Intro to Capstone Master Project Capstone Master Project (3-6 credit hours) Twelve to fifteen elective credit hours to be taken from 18 different elective courses. The MJIL is a part of the Native American Law Center, and the Worcester Sovereignty Project – these are path-marking entities at the TU College of Law, seeking to promote awareness of Indian Sovereignty, while helping to defend issues important to Indians and Indian tribes across the nation. Many of the courses offered in the MJIL are the same as those found in the upper division Indian Law classes at the TU College of Law. The education you can obtain TU Law has launched many successful careers relating to Indian government, law and policy. [-]

Master of Development Studies

Murdoch University
Campus Part time 2 years February 2017 Australia Perth

The Master of Development Studies (MDS) is a professional degree focussing on the challenges of social, economic, and political development and poverty alleviation. [+]

Course code M1195 The Master of Development Studies (MDS) is a professional degree focussing on the challenges of social, economic, and political development and poverty alleviation. Aimed at students from the developing world and those working in international development assistance, the MDS concentrates on the nexus of development, politics and social and environmental sustainability, food and health security, disaster risk management, international assistance, state building, conflict management, gender relations and other significant issues impacting development. Previous tertiary qualifications combined with relevant professional experience may qualify students for advanced standing, meaning they could complete a Masters qualification in as little as 12 or 18 months. (The 12 and 18 month programs are designed for those already working in the field of development and who are seeking career advancement opportunities. The 2 year program is designed for recent graduates or those seeking a career change.) A student's advanced standing is assessed at the time of application, taking into account level of higher study and/or professional experience. The MDS offers students: - Understanding of the key strategies for social, economic and political development and poverty alleviation - High-level analytical skills to evaluate the priorities, strengths and limitations of competing policy approaches to development, developed through the practical investigation of current policy issues - Professional skills relating to leadership, finance and project management, and communication - A detailed knowledge of the interests, processes and problems of contemporary development assistance, and international aid work, through intensive study in specialist units - Policy electives that provide an understanding of contemporary political, social and cultural trends within the Australian, East Asian and Indo-Pacific regional context - Students can choose electives to suit their professional needs and policy interests. The degree concludes with a ‘capstone’ experience with students opting to undertake either a policy case study project, a professional internship, or a supervised research thesis. Length of course 2 years, 18 months or 12 months, dependent upon prior study and professional experience. Full-time or part-time equivalent. [-]

Master in Community Learning and Development

University of Aberdeen
Online & Campus Combined Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The programme aims to provide a response to the continuing professional development needs of fully qualified professionals who wish to extend their roles, responsibilities and contribution. [+]

Master in Community Learning and Development

This programme is available as a blend of on-campus, workplace-based and e-learning activities

Programme Length

PgDip 120 credits (1200 hours of part-time study (6 courses) MSc 180 credits (an additional 600 hours of part-time study (1 additional project)

Aims

The programme aims to provide a response to the continuing professional development needs of fully qualified professionals who wish to extend their roles, responsibilities and contribution. This capacity to make an extended contribution is especially important for mid-career professionals who face the need to re-construct current professional practice and knowledge to meet the challenge of ever-more rapid and significant change, and who work in situations where management is devolved or distributed and many are required to lead project-driven change aimed at the enhancement of practice.... [-]