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Obtaining a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Development Studies can provide graduates with the information necessary to address those problems unique to developing countries. This entails a multi-tiered approach to meeting the needs under-developed areas, which can serve students with an interest in helping the less fortunate. Many students may find themselves asking, “What is an MSc in De… Read more

Obtaining a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Development Studies can provide graduates with the information necessary to address those problems unique to developing countries. This entails a multi-tiered approach to meeting the needs under-developed areas, which can serve students with an interest in helping the less fortunate.

Many students may find themselves asking, “What is an MSc in Development Studies?” This area of study involves a broad knowledge base to ably address the many complex problems found in the developing world. Coursework can include topics such as the effects of industrialization, the role of non-governmental organizations in poverty stricken countries, and globalization’s impact on developing economies. Classes will involve theoretical analysis of popular methods of addressing the needs of less-advantaged countries, as well as real world examples of efforts to diminish inequality in such regions.

The most obvious benefit of pursuing an MSc in Development Studies is the ability to offer assistance to those suffering from the devastating effects of poverty. This allows graduates to achieve a real sense of purpose within their chosen careers, which can be an important consideration to many.

Because tuition costs can vary quite a bit, students are encouraged to contact a school directly to gain an accurate assessment of applicable fees. This will help ensure that a potential educational institution fits well within a student’s financial outlook.

There are a number of rewarding careers one can secure upon graduating with a master’s degree in development studies. Students can find positions as aid workers in areas ravaged by disease and poverty, or undertake educational duties within a collegiate setting. Governmental positions also exist, and can include roles as policy advisors and analysts. Graduates can also find employment in project management and evaluation, which can be vital for remedying ongoing issues in the developing world.

Registering for online classes is a great option for students seeking a bit of flexibility when it comes to their school schedules. This is especially true of those holding full time jobs, who may find it difficult to regularly attend classes. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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The University of the West Indies, Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies
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The MSc in Development Studies Online truly fulfils the UWI’s strategic vision geared towards producing the ideal graduate with the requisite leadership training and an interd ... +

The MSc in Development Studies Online truly fulfils the UWI’s strategic vision geared towards producing the ideal graduate with the requisite leadership training and an interdisciplinary grasp of the social sciences. -
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Leiden University
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The Master's program in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology focuses on the everyday practices of individuals, groups, and communities worldwide and how to situate ... +

The Master's program in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology focuses on the everyday practices of individuals, groups, and communities worldwide and how to situate them within the complex global challenges of diversity, sustainability, and digitalization. -
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University of Sussex Business School
Brighton, United Kingdom

Become a policy-oriented development economist in government, financial institutions, international organisations or university.

Become a policy-oriented development economist in government, financial institutions, international organisations or university. -
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University of Padova
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The Master’s degree provides a thorough understanding of the specific social, organizational, economic, territorial, and institutional forms and dynamics that characterize loc ... +

The Master’s degree provides a thorough understanding of the specific social, organizational, economic, territorial, and institutional forms and dynamics that characterize local development processes in different contexts and at different levels of development. -
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University of Antwerp
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This Master’s programme offers methodological and practical insights into development evaluation, its relevance and challenges.

This Master’s programme offers methodological and practical insights into development evaluation, its relevance and challenges. -
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Swansea University
Swansea, United Kingdom

The MSc in Sustainable Engineering Management For International Development is a highly applied course with taught elements and a substantial project deliverable.

The MSc in Sustainable Engineering Management For International Development is a highly applied course with taught elements and a substantial project deliverable. -
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North Dakota State University - Graduate School
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The Human Development and Family Science Youth Development M.S. option requires 36 credits and is offered fully online.

The Human Development and Family Science Youth Development M.S. option requires 36 credits and is offered fully online. -
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Cranfield University
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Although much progress has been made over the last three decades, still more than one billion people lack access to a safe, reliable and affordable water supply; and more than ... +

Although much progress has been made over the last three decades, still more than one billion people lack access to a safe, reliable and affordable water supply; and more than twice that number still lack access to basic sanitation. This course provides the essential skills and knowledge required to plan and implement water supply and sanitation projects and programmes in any part of the world, particularly in low-income countries. -
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Bucks New University
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Our MSc Migration Studies: Policy and Practice course offers you the opportunity to develop your skills and capabilities in professional practice or policymaking focused on issues of migration and working with migrant populations. You will gain a range of skill sets to work with diverse migrant and minority populations, or to obtain employment with specialist agencies who support migrant and minority communities. -
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Radboud University
Nijmegen, Netherlands

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 ... +

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, politology, economics and geography. -
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University of Parma
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International Business and Development (IBD) is the first-degree course to be taught and examined entirely in English at the University of Parma, in Italy. The university is a ... +

International Business and Development (IBD) is the first-degree course to be taught and examined entirely in English at the University of Parma, in Italy. The university is actively seeking to raise its international profile in teaching and research and for several years has played a key role in projects with developing countries. -
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University of Bradford
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This course will provide you with a systematic understanding of economic approaches to development and in particular, the role of finance and financial institutions. Students ... +

This course will provide you with a systematic understanding of economic approaches to development and in particular, the role of finance and financial institutions. Students will be able to evaluate the merits of the various mechanisms of financing development and to understand the bases for fiscal policy. -
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University of St Andrews
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The MSc in International Development Practice is a one-year interdisciplinary Masters degree. Taught by academic staff and development practitioners, it explores the theoretic ... +

The MSc in International Development Practice is a one-year interdisciplinary Masters degree. Taught by academic staff and development practitioners, it explores the theoretical and practical aspects of international development work. -
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Utrecht University
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The multidisciplinary Master's programme in International Development Studies addresses the current development challenges and engages with these current, urgent and highly im ... +

The multidisciplinary Master's programme in International Development Studies addresses the current development challenges and engages with these current, urgent and highly important issues. -
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