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Master of Science (MSc): These programs are postgraduate studies for people who have recently finished their undergraduate studies and want to improve their knowledge on a profound and more scientific level.
Social sciences focus on the study of social relationships and human society. Courses within social science prepare students for a wide number of careers that deal with people or systems in public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
Belgium is known as the heart of Europe and a hub for international networking. As international students in Belgium you be surrounded by a multicultural community.
Antwerp has a varied and successful scene of higher education. Colleges and several universities have camped in this city starting with University of Antwerp, Plantin University College, Artesis University College and many more.
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Political decisions give direction to society. But how are political decisions made? This one-year graduate programme provides you with specialist, in-depth knowledge of
Political decisions give direction to society. But how are political decisions made? This one-year graduate program provides you with specialist, in-depth knowledge of decision-making in politics. We study political decision-making from the perspective of the citizen, the politician, the policy professional, and institutions, using cases from local, national, European and international politics. During this master program, you will learn the science, craft, and art of political decision-making an prepare for a career in politics, policymaking, public affairs, research, consultancy or the media. The program is structured around a set of four core obligatory courses and one skills lab.
This MSc programme analyses governance problems and possible responses with due account being given to specific historical pathways of countries and the interaction betwe
This Master analyses governance problems and possible responses with due account being given to specific historical pathways of countries and the interaction between the national state level, local society level, and the impact of global developments. Students are familiarised with multidisciplinary theoretical insights and practical tools that will improve their capacity to analyse governance challenges at different levels. The governance programme offers two tracks with specific objectives and courses: Track 1: Governance and ConflictTrack 2: Local Governance and Poverty Reduction
“How does globalisation emerge at the interface of global and local development processes?”
“What challenges and opportunities do globalisation present?”
The Advanced Master in Globalisation and Development approaches the phenomenon of globalisation from an eclectic perspective, considering both the opportunities it creates and threats it poses to development and poverty alleviation in low and middle-income countries, both at the national and the local level. Some of the most recurrent employers among our graduates are within the government sector, Parliaments, Inter/supranational organisations, National and International NGOs, higher education/research, and bi- or multilateral donor agencies. We also offer a multi-disciplinary Doctoral Programme, leading to a PhD in Development Studies.
“What efforts are made by public and private actors to promote development?”
“Which aid policies, modalities and instruments are most effective?”
This Master offers insight into the nature of development evaluation, as well as its relevance and challenges, at both a methodological and an institutional level. Students are familiarised with multidisciplinary tools that will improve their capacity to understand interactions among actors involved and to contribute to an enhanced conceptualisation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development policies and programmes. The programme offers two tracks with specific objectives and courses:
Track 1: National Institutions, Poverty Reduction Strategies and Aid
Track 2: Development Interventions and Local Institutional Chang