Distance learning Masters Programs in Development Studies 2020

Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized re… Read more

Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

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.

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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 ... Read more

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. Read less
Master
01 Sep 2020
Full-time
2 years
25 Mar 2020
English
Campus
 
University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
San Francisco, USA + 2 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 ... Read 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 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. Read less
Master
01 Aug 2020
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
IPSL Institute for Global Learning
Portland, USA + 7 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 ... Read 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. Read less
Master
01 Jan 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
12 months
01 Dec 2018
English
Online & Campus Combined
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 ... Read more

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. Read less
Master
01 Feb 2020
Full-time
2 years
31 Aug 2019
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 ... Read more

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. Read less
Master
01 Sep 2021
Full-time
18 months
15 Feb 2020
English
Campus
 
Высшая школа экономики
Moscow, Russia + 5 More

The program is aimed at training professionals in the field of assessing the consequences of demographic change on economic and social development.

The program is aimed at training professionals in the field of assessing the consequences of demographic change on economic and social development. Read less
Master
01 Sep 2020
Full-time
2 years
14 Aug 2020
English
Campus
 
Palacky University
Olomouc, Czech Republic

The aim of the International Development Studies program in English is to prepare professionals for careers in development policy and practice. The duration of the program is ... Read more

The aim of the International Development Studies program in English is to prepare professionals for careers in 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.). Read less
Master
01 Sep 2020
Full-time
2 years
31 May 2018
English
Campus
 
VID Specialized University
Oslo, Norway + 3 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 ... Read 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 prepares students to solve societal challenges in local and global communities. Read less
Master
17 Aug 2020
Full-time
2 years
01 Aug 2020
English
Campus
 
Sapienza University of Rome
Rome, Italy + 2 More

The Masters Program in Development and International Cooperation - Economics for Development (LM-28209) provides students with an advanced understanding of a variety of fields ... Read more

The Masters Program in Development and International Cooperation - Economics for Development (LM-28209) provides students with an advanced understanding of a variety of fields (including sociology, economics, political science, history and law) and the tools that are necessary to analyse and interpret the social, economic, juridical and institutional contexts that characterise developing countries. Read less
Master
01 Oct 2020
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Pavia
Pavia, Italy + 1 More

The Master Program in Cooperation and Development (Pavia, Italy) features a 15-month schedule open to students coming from different cultural and academic background It forese ... Read more

The Master Program in Cooperation and Development (Pavia, Italy) features a 15-month schedule open to students coming from different cultural and academic background It foresees more than 500 hours of classes and seminars, with a special focus on inclusive development. The Program is full time and is fully taught in English. Following the residential period in Pavia, all the students carry out an internship for a minimum duration of 3 months which can be either an on-the-field experience with one of the partner organization or a research period in an International Institution. As partial fulfillment of the Master requirements, students are required to write a thesis linked to their internship experience or upon a research issue of their interest. Read less
Master
01 Oct 2020
Full-time
15 months
06 Sep 2019
English
Campus
 
Uniminuto
Bogotá, Colombia

The Master in Communication, Development and Social Change is a four-semester academic program whose purpose is to train researchers and professionals with the ability to perf ... Read more

The Master in Communication, Development and Social Change is a four-semester academic program whose purpose is to train researchers and professionals with the ability to perform in multiple academic, political, business and community scenarios, who undertake communication plans and programs aimed at integral development , human and social. Read less
Master
Full-time
2 years
Spanish
Campus
 
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 ... Read more

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. Read less
Master
01 Oct 2020
Full-time
2 years
15 Sep 2019
English
Campus
 
University of Pardubice
Pardubice II, Czech Republic

This study program prepares students with the newest technological and scientific information and developments. Graduates will be qualified to operate strategic and regional p ... Read more

This study program prepares students with the newest technological and scientific information and developments. Graduates will be qualified to operate strategic and regional planning for public administration. Graduates develop a complex understanding of social, economic, and environmental elements of regional governance. They will be qualified to work in management positions and to contribute to and spearhead regional development, building regional policy as well as working within other spheres of the national economy. Read less
Master
01 Sep 2020
Full-time
2 years
15 Mar 2020
English
Campus
 
Massey University
Auckland, New Zealand + 2 More

Development studies at Massey is ranked in the top 100 in the world in the QS World University Rankings.

Development studies at Massey is ranked in the top 100 in the world in the QS World University Rankings. Read less
Master
01 Mar 2020
English
Campus
Online
 
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 ... Read more

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. Read less
Master
31 Aug 2020
Part-time
2 years
English
Online