Master Degree in Development Studies in Asia

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Development Studies

A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. One must already have an undergraduate degree to apply for a master's program. Most master's degree program would require students to complete a master's thesis or research paper.

Development Studies is a vibrant field concerned with processes of change such as social and economic, political and cultural and the major policy challenges that present the efforts to overcome poverty and insecurity. The program provides a stable interdisciplinary social science formation and develops students’ capacities for independent and critical inquiry.

Students who complete a part of their degree in Asia are growing in numbers. Currently, the second and the third biggest economies are in Asia. Without limitation, students have described their time in Asia as the best experience of their lives. Today, three of the four most populated countries of the world are in Asia: China, India, and Indonesia.

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Master in Japanese Development

International University of Japan
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Japan Niigata

This is a new two-year master’s program to educate future top leaders from Japan, Asia and Africa (and perhaps Latin America) about Japan’s experience in economic and societal development since the Meiji restoration, and its logical underpinnings. [+]

Japanese Development Program (JDP)

in collaboration with “JICA Program with Universities for Development Studies (JProUD)* ”

Overview:

This is a new two-year master’s program to educate future top leaders from Japan, Asia and Africa (and perhaps Latin America) about Japan’s experience in economic and societal development since the Meiji restoration, and its logical underpinnings.

1. The logic and lessons (both positive and negative) from Japanese experiences will help future leaders from abroad when they have to think about their strategy for development back home.

2. The same logic and lessons will also benefit future Japanese leaders if only to understand their own history and to become able to explain Japan better outside the country.... [-]


Master in International Development & Service (IDS)

IPSL Institute for Global Learning
Online & Campus Combined Full time 13 months January 2019 USA Portland Peru Cusco Colombia Medellín Cartagena Vietnam Hanoi Tanzania Arusha Greece Thessaloniki Samothraki + 12 more

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. [+]

The Master of Arts in International Development & Service (IDS) has built-in study abroad terms and is designed to meet the international demand for ethical leaders who can effectively engage and facilitate partnerships and empower communities.

Similar to IPSL Institute for Global Learning’s MA in Community Organizing and Social Activism (COSA), students are prepared for careers with nonprofit, government, and community development organizations through an interdisciplinary program that combines rigorous academic training with hands-on skill development through volunteer service in several countries. Students pursuing the IDS program will be required to take a minimum number of development theory courses abroad.*... [-]


Master in Population and Development

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow South Korea Seoul + 2 more

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. [+]

About the Programme

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.

The programme develops students’ skills in applying multi-disciplinary analytic approaches to population development and resource allocation issues that are essential for management and public administration in numerous sectors. The specialists graduated from our programme will have skills and knowledge in principals of population changes and social economic development. They will be able to use modern methods of data analysis and interpretation of the results. They will understand the capacities and limitations of the basic instruments of development and their practical usage.... [-]


Master in International Development and Cooperation

Ajou University - Graduate School of International Studies
Campus Full time 2 years March 2019 South Korea Suwon-si

Since this program combines international cooperation with development, it gives students an overview and deeper understanding of essential ideas and practices of International Development and Cooperation (IDC). [+]

Since this program combines international cooperation with development, it gives students an overview and deeper understanding of essential ideas and practices of International Development and Cooperation (IDC). Therefore, the program provides students topical and thoughtful learning on the academic product of IDC. The program also provides students with political, economic, social and environmental perspectives of IDC through a multidisciplinary approach. Trying to incorporate objective viewpoints about governmental aid policies from developing countries in the South to developed countries in the North, it aims to explore a well-rounded view of developmental strategies as well as actors' behavior and precise issues of international cooperation.... [-]


Master of Economic Science and Development Study

Diponegoro University
Campus Full time July 2019 Indonesia Semarang

Master of Economic Science and Development Study Diponegoro University opens the student admission for academic year 2014/2015 start on 1 July – 15 September 2014 [+]

Master of Economic Science and Development Study Master of Economic Science and Development Study Diponegoro University opens the student admission for academic year 2014/2015 starting on 1 July – 15 September 2014 General entry requirements:

meet all academic standard required by universities in Indonesia; receive a full offer of admission from Indonesian Higher Education Office; submit a statement of substantial funding verification toward Bachelor's, Master or Doctoral degree studies; submit documents verifying standard health conditions, signed by a recognized doctor or home country hospital; submit a statement of complying with Indonesian university regulations.

Specific entry requirements: All international students intended to study in Indonesian universities undertaking academic programs, professional coursework, language and culture classes or practical training programs should provide the following documents:... [-]


Master in Gender and Development Studies (GDS)

Asian Institute of Technology School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD)
Campus Full time 4 semesters June 2019 Thailand Rangsit

In the current context of rapid social, economic, technological and environmental changes in Asia, it is imperative to understand the effects of change on various sub-groups: women, men, indigenous peoples, different classes, and other social groups. [+]

Master in Gender and Development Studies (GDS)

In the current context of rapid social, economic, technological and environmental changes in Asia, it is imperative to understand the effects of change on various sub-groups: women, men, indigenous peoples, different classes, and other social groups. Gender and Development Studies (GDS) highlights both the need for specialized academic degree awarding studies in gender and development and the integration of gender analysis and gender relation perspectives in AIT's other fields of study. GDS offers graduate-level courses and provides substantial input to student's masters and Ph.D. dissertation research. Short courses and workshops are also offered on gender planning and gender analysis in various development fields.

By functioning as an academic arm of community-based efforts for the advancement of women and sustainable development, GDS aims to work as a regional center of excellence in the field of gender, technology and development studies, and to integrate gender as a key intellectual perspective and ethical concern in AIT as well.

By functioning as an academic arm of community-based efforts for the advancement of women and sustainable development, GDS aims to work as a regional center of excellence in the field of gender, technology and development studies, and to integrate gender as a key intellectual perspective and ethical concern in AIT as well.
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Master of Development Studies

BRAC University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Bangladesh Dhaka

BIGD has designed the Master of Development Studies (MDS) program to provide an in-depth understanding of development concepts and issues from a broad interdisciplinary perspective. On satisfactory completion of the program, students will be able to approach and analyze development issues in the context of globalization, economic transformation, and social, cultural and political changes. [+]

MASTER OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

The 21st-century world is experiencing drastic economic, social, cultural, political, technological, and environmental changes. These changes have far-reaching global implications for poverty, economic growth, social harmony and political stability. This is especially true for developing countries, where these changed are posing fresh challenges in human development. There are no simple answers to these problems, yet the quest for sustainable human development remains a matter of utmost importance.

Development is the instrument as well as the process through which people strive to achieve the goals of peace and prosperity. A systematic and multi-disciplinary examination of the factors affecting development is essential for identifying appropriate policies and processes necessary for the promotion of equitable and sustainable development.... [-]


Master of Public Administration in International Development (MID)

School of Public Policy and Management,Tsinghua University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 China Beijing

The Master of Public Administration in International Development Program at Tsinghua University’s School of Public Policy and Management is a two-year master’s program. [+]

Master of Public Administration in International Development

The Master of Public Administration in International Development Program at Tsinghua University’s School of Public Policy and Management is a two-year master’s program focusing on public policy from an international perspective. The MID Program is unique due to its distinctive location in Beijing, China, allowing students to merge their classroom knowledge with hands-on experience in a developing country.

STUDENTS

MID students come from 41 different countries, with diverse backgrounds in fields such as public policy, engineering, political science, business, economics and other disciplines. MID alumni are committed to the development practice worldwide, currently working in various companies, NGOs, and governments around the world.... [-]


Master's degree in cultural policy and development

Open University Of Cyprus
Online Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 Cyprus Cyprus Online + 1 more

The subject of the Master's program "Cultural Policy and Development" is the exploitation and promotion of the culture of both cultural heritage and contemporary artistic creation as well as the culture of everyday life. The Program focuses on highlighting the public value of Culture, particularly in the context of modern challenges. [+]

Object of the postgraduate curriculum "Cultural Policy and Development" Is to exploit and promote the culture of both cultural heritage and contemporary artistic creation, as well as the culture of everyday life. The Program focuses on highlighting the public value of Culture, particularly in the context of modern challenges.

The aim of the Master's Program

The aim of the Program is to provide graduates with cognitive (theoretical and practical) and metacognitive (methodological, epistemological) skills that will allow them to understand in depth the added value that culture provides. The aim is also to provide specialized knowledge of rational and scientifically documented management of cultural resources and cultural capital to people who are or will be employed in the field of cultural management.... [-]