Master in International Development Studies

This Master‘s degree program in the sphere of International Territorial Studies focuses on „International Development Studies“, enabling students to specialize either in Global Development or European Studies. The program aims to provide students with the ability to identify critical factors and trends in the developing world both in general and international contexts, assess the causality and existence of problems in the developing world and draft proposals for effective solutions (including critical situations), translate proposals addressing these issues into development assistance projects, including respecting the environmental impacts of decisions in a broader context. At the same time, students will gain practical knowledge of specific current issues related to selected regions of the developing world, namely Africa, South and Southeast Asia, or Latin America (based on their choice) and will be able to draft development projects for the particular region they select. Graduates of European Studies will be able to understand the role of the European Union in the global environment, with special emphasis on its interaction with developing countries.

Specialization – International Development Studies

I. Academic Year

  • Development Anthropology
  • Global Environmentalism
  • Investment Attractiveness of regions: theory and practice
  • Political Science
  • Project Management
  • Crisis Management
  • Development Cooperation Funding
  • Diploma Thesis Seminar
  • Transport management, marketing and logistics
  • Foreign Policy and Diplomacy
  • Global Production Networks

II. Academic Year

  • Analyses in International Studies
  • European Union as a Global Actor
  • Intercultural Communication
  • International Trade Law
  • Migration and Development
  • Socioeconomic Demography
  • Master level Internship
  • Diploma Thesis Defence
  • Final State Exam

Electives (min. 1 course)

  • Current Problems of Development in Africa
  • Current Problems of Development in Latin America
  • Current Problems of Development in South and South-East Asia

Key Facts

  • Program: C-ITSE International Territorial Studies
  • Field of study: C-ITSE-IDSE International Development Studies
  • Level of qualification: Master continuing
  • Mode of study: full-time
  • Qualification awarded: Master's degree

Specific admission requirements:

Completed bachelor degree program and entrance examination, if required.

Master's study program

  • International Territorial Studies - test from Regional Development and problems of the developing world.

Qualification requirements and regulations:

Finished Bachelor's degree program with a bachelor diploma. Further information available here.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning:

There are no specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning. The recognition procedure of the university is guided by the Act No. 111/1998 on Higher Education Institutions and the university "Study and Examination Rules".

Profile of the program:

Specialism "International Development Studies", as part of program "International Territorial Studies" focuses on education and teaching of current issues of the developing world from the global and comparative points of view. The graduates will be able to use their theoretical knowledge and skills to identify specific causalities and decisive determinants in individual development processes and their results, to recognize problems and to suggest practical solutions to such problems.

Key learning outcomes:

  • An ability to orient oneself in the current international economic, political and social situation and assess its influence in the individual region.
  • Knowledge of intercultural problems and their relations in the world-wide context.
  • An ability to identify determining factors and tendencies of development in the developing world in a general as well as international context.
  • An ability to assess causal relations of the origin and existence of developing world problems and propose their solutions.
  • An ability to take into account environmental impacts in decision-making in wider context.

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Graduation requirements:

Min. 120 ECTS, state final exam, defense of the master's thesis.

Access to further studies:

Successful graduates may proceed to the doctoral study program.

Note: To obtain 60 ECTS credits per academic year, students should choose courses from any other study program taught at the university.

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Last updated April 14, 2019
This course is Campus based
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Feb 1, 2020
Sep 1, 2020
3 years
41,650 CZK
(aprox. 1 600 EUR) per academic year.
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