Master's Degree in Development Studies in Genève in Switzerland

Compare Masters Programs in Development Studies 2018 in Genève in Switzerland

Development Studies

A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

Development studies provide knowledge linking to global development processes and their inter-relationship from a multidisciplinary, social science perspective. Central questions that are addressed include theories of development and underdevelopment, globalisation and the international economic system, foreign assistance, North-South relations and the poverty problem.

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Master in Development Studies

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Development Studies aims to provide students with the methodological and theoretical skills and knowledge, both disciplinary and interdisciplinary, enabling them to approach and analyze the major themes of development. [+]

The Master in Development Studies aims to provide students with the methodological and theoretical skills and knowledge, both disciplinary and interdisciplinary, which enable them to approach the major themes in the area of development in a pertinent manner.

Master in Development Studies Overview

The Master in Development Studies (MDev) involves areas of interdisciplinary study that are constantly evolving. While historically the focus has been on developing countries, today our approach involves understanding development actors, policies, and practices, with a local and regional perspective, while also addressing issues of global concern.

Our program aims to provide students with the interdisciplinary and disciplinary knowledge and know-how, including theory, methodology, and practice, allowing them to address development issues in an effective manner.... [-]