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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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KU Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

The advanced Master of Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies (CADES) brings together students and professionals from all over the world, involved in consultancy, polic ... +

The advanced Master of Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies (CADES) brings together students and professionals from all over the world, involved in consultancy, policy, education, and research in the international development sector. It offers you a large international and interdisciplinary platform to deal with development issues from an anthropological perspective. -
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University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

Our program is unique in its combination of analytical and social demography, its combination of quantitative and qualitative research methods, and its international, multidis ... +

Our program is unique in its combination of analytical and social demography, its combination of quantitative and qualitative research methods, and its international, multidisciplinary and strong scientific orientation. Interactive ways of teaching are being employed by very enthusiastic and dedicated teachers. Within the Netherlands, Groningen is the only university offering an MSC in Population Studies. -
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The University of the West Indies, Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies
Kingston, Jamaica

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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University of Nottingham Malaysia
Semenyih, Malaysia

International development is the multidisciplinary study of how communities and states attain the economic, socio-political and other characteristics associated with developme ... +

International development is the multidisciplinary study of how communities and states attain the economic, socio-political and other characteristics associated with development. This programme is designed to give you the opportunity to: develop a comprehensive multidisciplinary understanding of international development; examine the possibilities for development in a globalising world; understand the reasons for the persistence of global poverty and inequality and how current development paradigms contribute to poverty reduction and human development; apply development theory to enhance development practice at the grassroots; and identify, design and implement appropriate interventions to improve development outcomes. -
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Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom

The MSc in Development Economics will provide you with the analytical and technical training necessary to examine various issues relating to economic development in both devel ... +

The MSc in Development Economics will provide you with the analytical and technical training necessary to examine various issues relating to economic development in both developed and developing countries. -
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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
Padua, Italy

The Master’s degree provides a thorough understanding of the specific social, organisational, economic, territorial and institutional forms and dynamics that characterise loca ... +

The Master’s degree provides a thorough understanding of the specific social, organisational, economic, territorial and institutional forms and dynamics that characterise local development processes in different contexts and at different levels. It offers an in-depth knowledge of the different methodologies used for the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes for local development and promotes the implementation of sustainability process. Its intrinsic multicultural and multilingual dimension is reinforced by international partnerships and mobility agreements. -
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2 years
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University of Parma
Parma, Italy

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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Kansas State University Global Campus
USA Online, USA

The youth development master's program allows students to understand, integrate and apply conceptual approaches to youth development, including asset building, positive youth ... +

The youth development master's program allows students to understand, integrate and apply conceptual approaches to youth development, including asset building, positive youth development, community youth development, risk and resiliency. -
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Linnaeus University
Växjö, Sweden

In Peace and Development Work, you study the relationship between poverty, conflicts and sustainable development as well as political room for maneuver for change.

In Peace and Development Work, you study the relationship between poverty, conflicts and sustainable development as well as political room for maneuver for change. -
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University of St Andrews
Saint Andrews, United Kingdom

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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14 Sep 2020
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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, politicology, economics and geography. -
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University of Bradford
Bradford, United Kingdom

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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Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands +9 More

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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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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