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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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Open University
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

The MSc in Global Development is an innovative, interdisciplinary and flexible course that equips you with the knowledge and skills to understand, investigate and respond to t ... +

The MSc in Global Development is an innovative, interdisciplinary and flexible course that equips you with the knowledge and skills to understand, investigate and respond to the key development issues of our times. You'll critically examine development theory, policy and practice across a range of contexts and you'll have the opportunity to explore six major issues: migration, socio-economic security, environmental sustainability, technological innovation, the global politics of development, and the politics of doing development. You’ll also deepen your understanding of the issues of most interest to you by examining them through four cross-cutting challenges: conflict, governance, justice, and transformation. This will lay the foundation for undertaking your own independent research project on a development topic of your choice. Overall, the MSc will enable you to build in-depth knowledge and understanding of key development issues, ideas and debates as well as an advanced capacity for critical and reflexive thinking, independent study and research, and collective dialogue and action. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
01 Oct 2022
Online
 
Norwich University Online
Northfield, USA

Norwich University's online Master of Arts in International Relations program explores diverse worldviews and the intricacies of foreign relations to prepare students for care ... +

Norwich University's online Master of Arts in International Relations program explores diverse worldviews and the intricacies of foreign relations to prepare students for career opportunities. Through a virtual, interactive learning environment, the program adheres to the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) standards and can provide students with the skills it takes to interpret and communicate international relations information in a variety of professional settings. -
MA
Part-time
18 months
English
Online
 
University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
San Francisco, USA +1 More

With more than 230 million global citizens living outside their home countries, international migration is one of the most critical issues facing the global community in the 2 ... +

With more than 230 million global citizens living outside their home countries, international migration is one of the most critical issues facing the global community in the 21st century. The challenges that these global citizens face are the focus of this master’s program, which prepares professionals to better the lives of migrants and refugees throughout the world. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
01 Feb 2022
Campus
 

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Universitatea De Vest Din Timisoara
Timișoara, Romania

In a multi-disciplinary context, international development studies examine social, political and economic transformations involved in the development and key issues connected ... +

In a multi-disciplinary context, international development studies examine social, political and economic transformations involved in the development and key issues connected to globalization, inequality, poverty, gender relations, environmental degradation and other dimensions constitutive to development. Focusing on a global perspective, the Masters in International Development and Management of Global Affairs offers to its student's new professional opportunities for working in international non-governmental organizations or bilateral and multilateral development organizations by connecting local academic initiatives to global evolutions in international development studies. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Universidad Internacional de Andalucía UNIA
Seville, Spain

The Pablo de Olavide University and the International University of Andalusia organize the Master's Degree in Human Rights, Interculturality and Development, which proposes th ... +

The Pablo de Olavide University and the International University of Andalusia organize the Master's Degree in Human Rights, Interculturality and Development, which proposes the construction of a comprehensive and contextualized vision of the concept of Human Rights in the European sphere. In this sense, we connect with the efforts being made from Europe to establish avenues for Development Cooperation with Latin America and Africa. -
Master
Full-time
Spanish
Nov 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Palacky University
Olomouc, Czech Republic

The aim of the program Development Studies and Foresight is to prepare foresight-focused professionals for careers in environment and development policy and practice. The dura ... +

The aim of the program Development Studies and Foresight is to prepare foresight-focused professionals for careers in environment and development policy and practice. The duration of the program is 2 years. Students will be awarded the title of “Magister”, abbreviated as “Mgr.” which is equivalent to the Master of Science (M.Sc.). This program has 3 specializations - Foresight, International Development Studies and Global Development Policy (joint master degree, with University of Clermont Auvergne, University of Pavia). -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Malmö University
Malmö, Sweden

In this programme, where the form of study strives to be conducive to the course content, progression lies in the group dynamic process as well as in the coursework itself. Th ... +

In this programme, where the form of study strives to be conducive to the course content, progression lies in the group dynamic process as well as in the coursework itself. The multidisciplinary nature of the subject means that the same content should provide in-depth knowledge for students with different backgrounds. -
Master
Part-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
Online
 
HSE University
Moscow, Russia

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

The main aim of the "Population and Development" program is to train the specialists who will be ready for practical development problems solutions. These challenges could be results of rapid changes in the 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 2022
10 Aug 2022
Campus
 
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

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. -
MSc
Full-time
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
25 Aug 2022
15 Feb 2022
Campus
 
Oxford Brookes University
Headington, United Kingdom

Develop your knowledge, skills and attitudes in the rapidly changing field of development and emergencies with our Development and Emergency Practice course. Explore the relat ... +

Develop your knowledge, skills and attitudes in the rapidly changing field of development and emergencies with our Development and Emergency Practice course. Explore the relationship between emergencies and development, with a core emphasis on practice. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
Sep 2022
30 Jun 2022
Campus
 
International University of Japan
Niigata, Japan

This degree program is designed to educate future leaders in formulating and implementing economic as well as public policies geared for social and economic development.

This degree program is designed to educate future leaders in formulating and implementing economic as well as public policies geared for social and economic development. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
24 Mar 2022
Campus
 
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. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland

The Master in Development Practice (MDP) is a world-leading and uniquely innovative program that blends science and social science to further international development. In the ... +

The Master in Development Practice (MDP) is a world-leading and uniquely innovative program that blends science and social science to further international development. In the program, students are exposed to leading-edge scientific and social science techniques and researchers in order to develop international development solutions. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Universidad de Leon
León, Spain

We offer advanced and multidisciplinary training on the forces that explain poverty and inequality in developing countries and on the methodologies, policies and strategies of ... +

We offer advanced and multidisciplinary training on the forces that explain poverty and inequality in developing countries and on the methodologies, policies and strategies of international development cooperation. -
Master
Full-time
Spanish
Campus