138 Masters Programs in Development Studies

A masters degree in development studies is offered in most universities across the globe. The masters program has been identified as one of the most marketable masters programs in various regions of the world with lots of job opportunities for graduates with academic qualification in the field.Development studies is a university program that is classified under the social sciences. For most univer… Read more

A masters degree in development studies is offered in most universities across the globe. The masters program has been identified as one of the most marketable masters programs in various regions of the world with lots of job opportunities for graduates with academic qualification in the field.

Development studies is a university program that is classified under the social sciences. For most universities, the program also encompasses units that cover international relations. The institutions also arrange for their students to obtain internships abroad for the best hands on experiences to help them set their career paths. Depending on the intellectual interests and career goals of the student, the units to be covered may differ; offering units that suit students with an international development agenda and a local one as well.

Economics program is usually offered to partner up the development studies program because they share lots of similarities. The masters degree in development studies focuses on three key areas affecting mankind; social, economic and political sectors. Different development policies that have had impacts and helped shape the community both locally and internationally often form the point of scrutiny for the student enrolled for this university program. Enrolling for this masters program enables a student to develop a critical awareness of their society.

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Gershon H. Gordon Faculty of Social Sciences Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

The M.A. in Migration Studies at Tel Aviv University awards a master's degree in Global Migration and Policy from the TAU School of Social and Policy Studies. It is a 3-4 seme ... +

The M.A. in Migration Studies at Tel Aviv University awards a master's degree in Global Migration and Policy from the TAU School of Social and Policy Studies. It is a 3-4 semester, interdisciplinary master’s program taught in English that offers students the opportunity to engage critically with national and international issues that are at the forefront of today’s debates around migration and policy. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2020
31 May 2020
Campus
 
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. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of New Hampshire Carsey School of Public Policy
Durham, USA

The Community Development Policy and Practice program prepares you to tackle complex community development issues by engaging with leading experts and academics in a program d ... +

The Community Development Policy and Practice program prepares you to tackle complex community development issues by engaging with leading experts and academics in a program designed for working professionals like you. You will learn from seasoned practitioners in subjects ranging from economics and finance to organizational management and environmental factors in development. -
Master
Full-time
14 - 24 months
English
Sep 2020
Campus
Online
 
Mendel University in Brno
Brno-sever, Czech Republic

Specialism "International Development Studies", as part of program "International Territorial Studies" focuses on education and teaching of current issues of the developing wo ... +

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. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Sep 2020
31 Mar 2020
Campus
 
VID Specialized University
Oslo, Norway +1 More

Do you want to learn more about grassroots community development, civil society, diversity, and being an agent and leader for the social change? Our new master's degree prepar ... +

Do you want to learn more about grassroots community development, civil society, diversity, and being an agent and leader for the social change? Our new master's degree prepares students to solve societal challenges in local and global communities. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
17 Aug 2020
01 Aug 2020
Campus
 
Temple University Klein College of Media and Communication
Philadelphia, USA

Temple University’s Master of Science in Communication for Development and Social Change is one of only two such master’s programs in the U.S. As a full-time student in Commun ... +

Temple University’s Master of Science in Communication for Development and Social Change is one of only two such master’s programs in the U.S. As a full-time student in Communication for Development and Social Change, you’ll have the opportunity to complete your studies within one year, get hands-on experience through fieldwork and put advanced communication knowledge into practice. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
San Francisco, USA +1 More

The Master of Arts in Migration Studies is a two-year, 31-unit program that begins each fall. Students are given the option to study at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexic ... +

The Master of Arts in Migration Studies is a two-year, 31-unit program that begins each fall. Students are given the option to study at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City (classes are conducted in English) during the second semester, but an identical curriculum is offered at USF. Students who study in Mexico City return to USF for their second year. The program consists of five core courses, four special topics courses, and four research seminars. Summer fieldwork and immersion trips are available, including opportunities offered worldwide by the more than 200 Jesuit universities and Jesuit-affiliated institutes and social service agencies. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
International University of Japan
Niigata, Japan

Japan-Global Development program (JGDP) is a newly established two-year master’s program to provide students the opportunity to learn universal development and growth logic in ... +

Japan-Global Development program (JGDP) is a newly established two-year master’s program to provide students the opportunity to learn universal development and growth logic in the fields of politics, economy and management, using Japan’s experiences in economic development and corporate growth as basic case materials. The JGDP was jointly developed by JICA and IUJ under the JICA-DSP.JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) Development Studies Program (JICA-DSP) ”JICA-DSP” is a program that invites future leaders from partner countries to Japan to complete master’s or doctor’s degrees at Japanese graduate schools, where they learn about Japan’s experiences with its own modernization and development experience with Japanese development cooperation to other countries. JICA and universities in Japan jointly built and offer the JICA-DSP. Students will not only study in their respective academic fields, but will also learn much from modern Japan’s experience of development, which differs significantly from the history of growth and development found in the West. Students can study the “Japanese experience” systematically, including even negative ones, so that they may use this knowledge to contribute to the development of their own countries. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Washington, USA

The International Development Studies program grounds international development practitioners in the theories, policies, and skills necessary for operating at the forefront of ... +

The International Development Studies program grounds international development practitioners in the theories, policies, and skills necessary for operating at the forefront of the field. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
31 Aug 2020
Campus
 
Boston University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Boston, USA

This degree program is an intensive three-semester course of study designed for those seeking rigorous training in economics supplemented by training in the related discipline ... +

This degree program is an intensive three-semester course of study designed for those seeking rigorous training in economics supplemented by training in the related disciplines of politics, international relations, public health, and infrastructure and environment. -
MA
Full-time
3 semesters
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
IPSL Institute for Global Learning
Portland, USA +6 More

Independently designed and curated curriculum that responds to current social issues aligns with service and research opportunities and reflects student interests and latest t ... +

Independently designed and curated curriculum that responds to current social issues aligns with service and research opportunities and reflects student interests and latest trends in the field of International Development. -
Master
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
12 months
English
Apr 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Denver, USA

The MA in International Development focuses on development theory, policy analysis, politics of institutions, relevant research, and management skills. The program reflects an ... +

The MA in International Development focuses on development theory, policy analysis, politics of institutions, relevant research, and management skills. The program reflects an approach to development that emphasizes not only economic issues but also the importance and interrelatedness of sustainable economic and human development, human rights, distributive justice and environmental sustainability. In many courses in the international development curriculum, students focus on linkages among scalar levels-from the most macro-level international institutions and initiatives to the most micro-level agendas and actions taken by communities, firms, families and individuals. -
MA
2 years
English
Campus
 
University Centre of the Westfjords
Ísafjörður, Iceland

Coastal Communities and Regional Development is an international, multidisciplinary master’s program on the development of rural and remote areas in the past and in the future ... +

Coastal Communities and Regional Development is an international, multidisciplinary master’s program on the development of rural and remote areas in the past and in the future. -
Master
Full-time
18 - 24 months
English
Sep 2020
15 Apr 2020
Campus
 
Высшая школа экономики
Moscow, Russia

The main aim of the "Population and Development" programme is to train the specialists who will be ready for practical development problems solution. These challenges could be ... +

The main aim of the "Population and Development" programme is to train the specialists who will be ready for practical development problems solution. These challenges could be results of rapid changes in social and economic sphere or on the other hand be set by the public administration on different levels to prevent the negative consequences of population changes or to utilize the positive demographic impact. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
14 Aug 2020
Campus
 
Nottingham University 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. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 

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