Masters Programs in Development studies

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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 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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Master in Higher Education and Student Affairs

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 USA San Francisco

The Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) combines a rigorous academic curriculum which includes practicum experiences in various areas of student life, arranged in collaboration with the USF Division of Student Life. [+]

Masters in Development studies. Prepare for a professional career in student affairs and leadership in higher education. The Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) combines a rigorous academic curriculum which includes practicum experiences in various areas of student life, arranged in collaboration with the USF Division of Student Life. Program Schedule Consistent with the School of Education's commitment to serve working adults, the program follows a schedule of alternate weekend classes that convene nine times a semester. Classes are typically held Thursday evenings, Friday evenings and all day Saturday. Program Cornerstones: An integrated approach to issues of equity and access in higher education. A commitment to social justice emphasized throughout coursework and co-curricular experiences. A practicum component, which places students in diverse learning environments within student affairs and promotes the development of concrete practical skills and reflective learning. An optional paid internship opportunity, which can provide a compensation package offered by the USF Division of Student Life. “The social justice education component is something that I value most about the HESA program. It adds meaning and purpose to the work I'm pursuing and allows me to see the bigger picture. Joining a program that would afford me the opportunity to merge theory and practice was essential to my decision to attend USF.” - Amiya Powell-Hodge, Higher Education & Student Affairs Alumna The HESA Program at USF seeks individuals who demonstrate an explicit commitment to social justice in higher education and student affairs. As such, we undergo a holistic admissions process in our approach to reviewing applicants, which includes consideration of prior academic and life experiences. Financial Resources Federal financial aid, state, and university resources are available as funding to newly admitted and current USF School of Education students. In order to offset the cost of graduate education tuition, many School of Education courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening, and/or on alternating weekends. Most students find they can maintain a full time job while earning their credential, master’s or doctoral degree. However, if your program requires you to spend time in a classroom (i.e. student teaching) or to complete a fieldwork or traineeship experience, such commitments will interfere with a normal workday. Please consult your intended program of study for more information. Visit our website to learn more about financial resources for this program Careers Graduates of the Higher Education Student Affairs program are educators who work in university settings. Student affairs is an exciting field that promotes the growth and development of students in higher education, in and out of the classroom. The work of student affairs practitioners centers on supporting student success, from the point of access to colleges and universities, through their educational journey, and onto achievement of educational and developmental outcomes. HESA’s program approaches student affairs as a field where ensuring equitable outcomes for all students is a primary objective of our work, a principle that is integrated throughout coursework and co-curricular experiences and better prepares HESA graduates to serve as social justice advocates within higher education settings. HESA also provides a variety of support services including workshops and mentorship in networking, interviewing and resume writing. Examples of career options include: Student Services Manager Academic Success coach Assistant Director of Student Life Program Manager Admission Assistant Program Coordinator Office of Multicultural Recruitment [-]

Masters in Maharishi AyurVeda and Integrative Medicine

Maharishi University Of Management
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA Fairfield

In the Maharishi AyurVeda and Integrative Medicine program students learn to provide clinically-effective, side-effect-free healthcare through a wide range of ayurvedic knowledge. [+]

Ayurveda — which means “science of life” — is a holistic system of natural health that addresses the body, mind and environment. The Master’s of Science in Maharishi AyurVedaSM and Integrative Medicine teaches a comprehensive, prevention-oriented approach to healthcare based on Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s revival of ayurvedic knowledge. In the Maharishi AyurVeda and Integrative Medicine program students learn to provide clinically-effective, side-effect-free healthcare through a wide range of ayurvedic knowledge. Classes will go over the physiology, pathology, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the eight organ systems from the perspective of Maharishi AyurVeda, as well as short introductions to other major systems of natural medicine. The goal of the program is to train dedicated individuals to practice health care with a scientific but natural approach which is rooted in the knowledge of Maharishi AyurVeda. Through lectures, discussions, and live case studies in the on-site Integrative Wellness Center, students receive systematic and advanced practical training in the many time-tested modalities of Maharishi AyurVeda. BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAM: Consciousness-Based℠ Education and Self Discovery Live the different values of pure consciousness while learning to help others. Students develop their own clarity and stability of consciousness through daily practice of Transcendental Meditation and other Maharishi AyurVeda modalities. Integrated Knowledge Gain understanding of disease and treatment from both the modern medical and ancient Vedic perspective. Systems Based Courses Immerse yourself in one organ system at a time; integrate all levels of knowledge and gain a holistic understanding of the eight organ systems classically described by Maharishi AyurVeda. Real-World Experience See clients in our on-site Integrative Wellness Center. Gain a wide range of experience and build the confidence to practice on your own after graduation. Prevent, Then Cure Dive deeper into Maharishi AyurVeda with instruction addressing all six stages of prevention of disease: accumulation, aggravation, dissemination, localization, manifestation, and chronicity. STUDENTS WILL LEARN This in-residence track of the Master of Science in Maharishi AyurVeda and Integrative Medicine will provide advanced practical training in the many natural, time-tested modalities of Maharishi AyurVeda. Specifically, students will learn: Maharishi AyurVeda anatomy and physiology in the context of the eight major organ systems. Comprehensive ayurvedic health assessment techniques, including traditional pulse diagnosis, tongue diagnosis, ayurvedic health history, and assessment of mind-body type. Individualized diet and lifestyle recommendations for mind-body types and disorders. Therapeutics for mind, body, and environment from Maharishi AyurVeda to prevent and treat common and chronic disorders, including: Herbal supplements that are beneficial for specific imbalances and organ systems. Traditional purification therapies (Pancha Karma – Maharishi Rejuvenation Therapy). Five sense therapies (sound, touch, sight, taste, smell). Principles of Vedic architecture. Principles of biological rhythms and their effects on health (Maharishi Jyotish). Principles of Vedic exercise, including Maharishi Yoga Asanas. An introduction to the clinical applications and fundamentals of Traditional Chinese medicine, homeopathy, osteopathic manipulative therapy, and modern integrative medicine. [-]

Program for Management Development

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Kenya Nairobi

For any business or company to succeed, it is vital to identify the talent and prowess of seasoned leaders who will propagate efficiency and effectiveness throughout all the organisational systems. PMD is designed to prepare these senior management potentials for a level of greater responsibility. [+]

Masters in Development studies. For any business or company to succeed, it is vital to identify the talent and prowess of seasoned leaders who will propagate efficiency and effectiveness throughout all the organisational systems. PMD is designed to prepare these senior management potentials for a level of greater responsibility. It is fashioned to equip functional managers with the tools necessary to develop them into multifaceted leaders, hence taking up greater challenges and decisions to attract prosperity within a company. Impact The PMD will adequately prepare you for a position of greater responsibility by broadening your managerial and strategic perspectives, sharpening your ability to tackle management challenges and developing your people-management skills You will improve your performance in your current position and increase the possibility of assuming new responsibilities The program will enable you to develop as well as understand yourself, and your management style Some International faculty will be available for your personal consultations Our take-home agenda will keep you on the knowledge platform thereby helping you continue with your education You will become a member of the Strathmore alumni network Key Focus Areas Provide a forum for discussion which will enable managers to re-assess their views on the current business environment Broaden participants’ management focus to obtain a more global perspective of business thereby be better prepared for decision-making and analysis Challenge previously held concepts and assumptions in order to align business practices with the latest trends in economic conditions Present the latest concepts and ideas for developing corporate strategies that create value for stakeholders Provide participants with an opportunity to get to know themselves better by working with and listening to their fellow participants Participant Mix Senior executives and team members with significant management responsibilities are ideal for this program. Participants are carefully selected to enhance a great mix of senior executives from various industries and regions with relevant knowledge and experience to boost the quality of the discussions and group work. Typical participants are: Head of Finance, Regional Managers, Head of Human Resources, Head of Customer Relations, Head of Corporate Communications, Senior Manager – Organizational Learning & Talent Development et al Program Delivery PMD is a modular program, consisting of 4 modules, spread over 1 year. We appreciate the fact that the group that befits this program forms a key entity to the progress of activity in their respective companies. The modular structure thus offers flexibility and managers are able to plan their work schedules around the program structure. [-]

Master in International Development and Management of Global Affairs

Universitatea De Vest Din Timisoara
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Romania Timisoara

This new master program of our faculty seeks to respond to employers and students demands for an education closer to practice and a better adjustment to labor market needs. We are aware of the fact that most of our graduates find employment in the new globalized economy dominated by multinational enterprises. This is why we offer, after a first year centered on the development of the most important skills for a work in international relations, the possibility to choose in the second year from three attractive modules: International development studies, European studies and African studies. [+]

The Faculty of Political Science, Philosophy and Communication Sciences is the youngest and most dynamic of the faculties of the West University of Timisoara, being created in 1999. Most of our students study international relations, public relations, communication and journalism. Teaching takes place in Romanian, English and German. The faculty has nine bachelor programs, six master programs and two doctoral programs, in political science and in philosophy. This new master program of our faculty seeks to respond to employers and students demands for an education closer to practice and a better adjustment to labor market needs. We are aware of the fact that most of our graduates find employment in the new globalized economy dominated by multinational enterprises. This is why we offer, after a first year centered on the development of the most important skills for a work in international relations, the possibility to choose in the second year from three attractive modules: International development studies, European studies and African studies. Main course titles Theories and strategies of international development Introduction to management International organisations Macroeconomy Diplomacy and global affairs Project management Sustainable development and environment Social development in regional context Global security studies, with an emphasis on Africa Education systems and policies Migration studies Gender and development Potential labour market positions following graduation Specialist in political and economical international relations; International officer in public institutions; International customer support; Backoffice; [-]

Master in Sustainable Development Law

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

It has become necessary for all economic policymakers and stakeholders at the national and international levels to incorporate the concept of sustainability into their development strategies. [+]

Masters in Development studies. OVERVIEW The two-year Master’s in Sustainable Development Law is designed for students to acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills required for jobs based in legal, diplomatic and ecological domains. In the 21st century, sustainability and in particular, environmental sustainability are major challenges that all nations need to confront. It is widely acknowledged that every country should aim to achieve economic prosperity by creating blueprints for sustainability that clearly outlines environmental, social and economic goals. This curriculum is based on a multidisciplinary approach and students are taught the fundamentals of Sustainable Development Law, which covers the main aspects governing the environment and a wider sustainability agenda. International recognition Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi provides the combined experience of three globally renowned French universities including Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris-Descartes University and Pierre and Marie Curie University. This rich heritage of joint excellence is now available in Abu Dhabi under the Ministry of Education and is recognised worldwide. STRUCTURE The degree in Sustainable Development Law is taught in English and covers a total of four semesters across two years, starting in September. The exclusively designed course schedule includes evening classes from 4:30pm to 8:00pm in consideration of students who intend to combine their studies with work and working professionals. [-]

MICROMASTERS E-learning Program: Create Activities And Content For Virtual Education (university Galilean)

edX MicroMasters Programs
Online Full time Part time 12 - 24 weeks January 2017 USA Cambridge + 1 more

Make effective eLearning training organizations; higher education and secondary education. [+]

Make effective eLearning training organizations; higher education and secondary education. The program Micromasters on "e-Learning: create activities and content for virtual learning" it is based on the latest research in the field of Information Technology - communication technologies (ICT) and its application to learning theories. Our courses are based on that you can create virtually any type of content e-Learning professional manner, using the latest in educational technology and adding interactive elements to transform traditional training projects in courses effective and innovative virtual learning. Thanks to our educational modality can receive your classes at any time and share your questions and knowledge with our community, in addition to this get academic credits to support your knowledge, skills and abilities in educational technologies that will give you the opportunity to qualify for the Masters in direction and Production of e-Learning is offered in virtual mode in Galileo University (pioneer in Latin America in virtual education) Sign up now and in just 21 weeks will know everything about the new educational technologies and techniques to design and develop materials effective that allow you to e-learning (e-learning) eligible for job offers. Do not wait any longer and start creating interactive virtual courses that capture the attention of your students. Students who obtain the credential Micromasters can apply for admission to the virtual Master in Management and Production in e-Learning and validation of the program courses Micromasters for 6 courses the first year of the virtual Master totaling 18 academic credits, and correspond to 50% of total loans in the first year. Job Outlook Differentiate a traditional teacher developing innovative learning resources. Get the necessary skills to qualify for jobs related to project management e-learning, examples: technology consultant for education or training area coordinator. Position yourself in a labor market with high demand for professionals with experience in creating multimedia, design, development and implementation of training processes using technology. Provide advice to e-learning. Micromasters this program lets you work in various roles virtual learning process, such as tutoring, technology consultant, developer of multimedia resources, and teacher for a MOOC. What you'll learn: E-Learning design innovative experiences supported and enriched by the use of technology, focusing on student learning process. Design and produce e-learning resources professionally. Using web 2.0 tools to create online courses and different methods and techniques for introducing these resources in your training e-Learning. Create your own interactive multimedia resources to support the process of training or virtual training in educational institutions or companies. Use the techniques and tools of rapid content creation (Rapid Learning) industry-leading production of digital educational content. Apply the use of innovative educational technologies in learning and training contexts, to create resources and content to support classes. Details Micromasters program To obtain the certificate Micromasters You must approve and obtain a certificate verified each course that integrates this program Micromasters. Utliza their credentials to reach the next level Take your professional development to the next level; credit for academic credits obtained in the program Micromasters "e-Learning: create activities and content for virtual education" and continue your studies with the Master in Management and Production in e-Learning taught in mode 100% virtual Galileo University. Thanks to the courses that make up the curriculum of this Master (Equivalent to 18 credits Academic) students who passed 3 courses program Micromasters are admitted to our academic program without taking the admission test and continue their online training from the second half. courses Learning and Virtual Learning Design meaningful learning experiences oriented virtual learning environments. Emerging Web Technologies for Virtual Teaching Meet new technologies e-Learning and web 2.0 tools focused on improving the experience of virtual learning. Design and Multimedia Resource Development for Virtual Learning Create a simple and easy your own multimedia resources and interactive learning for successful e-learning form. Final project, "e-Learning" The project challenges students intellectually and allows to demonstrate the skills and competences acquired. [-]

Master in International Development and Cooperation

Ajou University - Graduate School of International Studies
Campus Full time 2 years March 2017 South Korea Suwon

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). [+]

Masters in Development studies. 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. The program is divided into three parts: (1) knowledge and information regarding the key motive power of IDC and Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) perspectives, (2) various IDC discourse such as development theories and their practical application cases, and (3) and exploration of contemporary politico-economic issues in the field of IDC. Finally the program is designed for students seeking to work in national/international public agencies, NGOs, non-profit organizations, and governments dealing with IDC issues. Required courses Option A Qualitative Research Methods This course is designed for students who are beginning their dissertation projects. The aim of the course is to give students the tools to conceptualize their theses in terms of research questions and design, methodology, data collection, and qualitative analysis. In doing so, this course focuses more narrowly on the issues, problems, and strategies related to "small-N" qualitative research, for the most part settingaside the techniques of large-N statistical analysis, which is presumed best to be taught in a separate course. Students will read and discuss texts related to theory formation and hypothesis testing; creating variables and measurement; descriptive and causal inference; longitudinal, comparative case study research; field data collection; working with texts and analyzing qualitative data; and, finally, dissertation write-up. This course is divided into four main parts focusing on the following topics: (1) the goals of social science and elements of research design; (2) selecting and application of different methodologies for conducting research; (3) collection of primary and secondary data on the field; and (4) analysis and synthesis of qualitative data in the dissertation-writingprocess. Option B Qualitative Research Design and Methods This Course deals with the general logic of scientific inquiry, research design, sampling, measurement, statistical inference, causal analyses, rational choice theory, and game theory. By the end of this course, you should be able to conceptualize a research problem and develop a number of complementary design, measurement, and date collection approaches to bring evidence to bear on the problem. In this course you will also learn to apply economic reasoning and game theory to interactive situations, that is, to situations in which (1) people have conflicting goals and (2) are affected in important ways by each other's actions. We will use game theory to understand when and how the incentives of individuals can work against the interests of the group, and how this kind of problem can be overcome. Introduction to International Development and Cooperation The course is a topical and theoretical approach to international development and cooperation studies. The course will provide students with political, economic, social and environmental dimensions of development and cooperation through a multidisciplinary approach. Trying to incorporate theories and viewpoints from multiple disciplines from political science to economics, it aims to provide a well-rounded view of development as well as actors and precise issues of international cooperation. The course is divided into three parts: (1) an overview of key theories and subject perspectives, (2) a presentation of the key actors, and (3) and exploration of contemporary issues in international development and cooperation. Since the course combines theoretical, practical, and multidisciplinary approaches to development, it will give students an overview and deeper understanding of essential ideas and knowledge of development and cooperation. This course is designed for students seeking to work in national/international public agencies, NGOs, private voluntary organization dealing with development and cooperation issues. [-]

Double Master’s in Demography and Social Inequality

University of Cologne Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Cologne

The Double Master’s Programme in Demography and Social Inequality gives students the opportunity to benefit from the outstanding expertise of two top-ranking universities. [+]

In cooperation with the University of Groningen The Double Master’s Programme in Demography and Social Inequality gives students the opportunity to benefit from the outstanding expertise of two top-ranking universities. Participants of the programme spend one year studying at each university and graduate with two master’s degrees: a Master of Sciences in Sociology and Social Research issued by the University of Cologne and a Master of Science in Population Studies issued by the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. The international master's programme focuses on demographic change, population dynamics and the challenges faced by modern societies due to increasing life expectancy, decreasing birth rates and migration. Students will learn to apply advanced social research methods and data analysis, providing necessary tools to deal with current issues such as ageing, social inequality, family, integration and education, among others. Students will have the possibility of acquiring in-depth knowledge of these topics and developing interdisciplinary research skills. Students of the Double Master’s Programme in Demography and Social Inequality complete their first year at the University of Cologne and their second year at the University of Groningen. Students follow a study path that is integrated into the regular course offer of both universities. The programme is based on the mutual recognition of credit points and includes a joint master’s thesis which is supervised by professors at both universities. After successful completion of the programme, students are awarded two degrees: a Master of Science in Sociology and Social Research by the University of Cologne and a Master of Science in Population Studies by the University of Groningen. Key Facts Programme duration: 4 semesters, full-time Programme start: Beginning of October in Cologne Partner university: The University of Groningen ist one of the oldest and most prestigious universities of the Netherlands. The Faculty of Spatial Sciences is one of ten Faculties of the University. Its research focuses on the achievement of well-being through sustainable and socially acceptable spatial transformation as well as innovation. Degrees awarded:Master of Science in Sociology and Social Research by the University of Cologne and Master of Science in Population Studies by the University of Groningen Language: English Tuition Fees: Students pay a social contribution at the University of Cologne during their first year (approx. €260 per semester, including a ticket for the public transport in the area of North-Rhine Westphalia). In addition, students have to pay tuition at the University of Groningen during their second year (approx. €1,980 for EU applicants; for more details on the exact tuition fee, please see the website of University of Groningen). Career perspectives Graduates of the Double Master's Programme of Demography and Social Inequality will be particularly well prepared for careers that require extensive academic knowledge of social research and demography on a national or international scale. Graduates will have developed a deep understanding of the effects of population dynamics on the economy, family life, social cohesion and health. Possible areas of employment include: Research and academic institutions; Local and federal government institutions concerned with economic and social policies; Demographic institutes and statistical agencies; Development organisations; Human resource departments of government institutions or corporations. Application process The application period for the Double Master’s Programme in Demography and Social Inequality runs from early April to 15 May. Applications must be submitted online via the application portal of the University of Cologne. In addition, applicants who have not obtained their bachelor’s degree in Germany or at the University of Groningen must apply via uni-assist online and by post before 1 May. When applying via uni-assist, please select the programme ‘MSc in Sociology and Social Research’ at the University of Cologne. Entry requirements An excellent bachelor’s degree with at least 30 ECTS in Sociology and strong proficiency in quantitative methods in Social Sciences or Empirical Social Research and in Statistics Bachelor final grade equivalent to at least 2.7 (German grading system) English at level C1 (CEFR) or equivalent (TOEFL min. ibt 100; IELTS min. 7.0; Cambridge CAE (B) or CPE (C)) Very good intercultural and social skills Relevant practical experience is desirable Application deadline For applicants with a German bachelor's degree or a bachelor's degree from the University of Groningen: 15 May 2017 For applicants who have not obtained their bachelor’s degree in Germany or at the University of Groningen: 1 May 2017 [-]

Master in Population and Development

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

Learn how to approach population development and resource allocation issues that are essential for public administration [+]

This programme trains specialists to solve real challenges in development, from responding to rapid social and economic changes to countering the consequences of growing populations.

Students learn how to apply multidisciplinary analytic approaches to population development and resource allocation issues, gaining skills that are essential for management and public administration across different sectors. The programme combines a strong theoretical background and history of population development issues together with the most current approaches to analyzing population structure and needs for resources.

Upon graduation, students are well prepared for high level careers working for government agencies, non-governmental organizations, research centers, and private companies. ... [-]


MSc in Anthropology and Development Studies

Radboud University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

This unique Master's programme, which is at the cutting edge of social and cultural anthropology as well as development studies, also includes knowledge derived from sociology, politicology, economics and geography. [+]

This unique Master's programme, which is at the cutting edge of social and cultural anthropology as well as development studies, also includes knowledge derived from sociology, politicology, economics and geography. Using a multidisciplinary perspective you will be encouraged to go deeper into the most relevant current local and global issues, including poverty, health, environment, inequality, mobility, multiculturalism and transnational networks. It is a study designed for those who want to break with traditional paradigms. 

Ambitious

The programme attracts ambitious, enterprising students. You are not afraid of a vigorous training in methodology; you are involved with social issues and themes and you want to play a role in the international debate around global policy issues. You will learn how to reformulate these issues into research questions and discover the best methods to use when exploring them. We will also teach you to think critically and analytically and we will train you in academic and communication skills.... [-]

Masters in International Policy and Development

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Monterey

The Middlebury Institute Master’s in International Policy and Development prepares graduates to bridge the gaps between policy and practice while addressing complex international policy and development issues. [+]

Masters in Development studies. Promote Global Development The Middlebury Institute Master’s in International Policy and Development prepares graduates to bridge the gaps between policy and practice while addressing complex international policy and development issues. The student-centered program combines interdisciplinary coursework and professional experiences to help graduates launch careers in foreign policy and international relations, resolving conflicts, addressing human rights abuses, and promoting global development. The four-semester 60-credit program includes core coursework and optional areas of concentration, as well as courses taught in a student’s chosen language of study and a professional practicum. Practical Skills for Positive Change The International Policy and Development degree and Master of Public Administration degree share a common faculty and curriculum. Together these two degrees make up the Development Practice and Policy (DPP). DPP gives students the flexibility to explore both areas of study and then choose one at the start of their final semester. Scholarships and Financial Aid To apply for merit or need-based scholarships, submit your online application for the International Policy and Development program by the next priority deadline. Both U.S. and international students are eligible. We don't cap the amount we award, and highly qualified students may receive a merit scholarship covering full tuition. We give preferential scholarship consideration to members and alumni of our partner organizations, such as Peace Corps, Fulbright, JET, AmeriCorps, WorldTeach, and many more. Financial aid is also available, including federal and private loans, work-study, and U.S. veterans' benefits. To apply, visit our Financial Aid section. [-]

Masters Programme in Development and International Cooperation

Sapienza University of Rome
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Rome

The Masters Programme 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. [+]

The Masters Programme 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. The programme addresses the evaluation and management of international cooperation programmes in terms of politics, economy, finance, health and law. Political and economic globalization calls for new professional figures that are capable of understanding, assessing and managing the social, cultural and economic challenges that await us. The competences and tools needed to analyse and operate in this context require a vast multi-disciplinary understanding of the international scenario.The Masters Programme also focuses on the methodologies employed by bi- and multi-lateral cooperation organisations to develop programmes and peace missions. The programme provides students with the competences necessary to: Conceive, draft, implement and direct integrated cooperation programmes and projects for development; Monitor and evaluate projects and programmes; Work in fluent English (both written and spoken) and provides a good working knowledge of French, Spanish, Chinese or Arabic; Employ communication and information management tools.onceive, draft, implement and direct integrated cooperation programmes and projects for development; Monitor and evaluate projects and programmes; Work in fluent English (both written and spoken) and provides a good working knowledge of French, Spanish, Chinese or Arabic; Employ communication and information management tools. [-]

Master in Advanced European and International Studies – Nice-Tunis-Rome

Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 France Nice Tunisia Tunis Turkey İstanbul + 4 more

The bilingual Master in Advanced European and International Studies-Mediterranean Studies takes place in Nice, Tunis and Rome. [+]

Masters in Development studies. Learning and living the Mediterranean The "Mediterranean studies" branch of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies (MAEIS) is targeted at students who have completed their undergraduate studies. Its objective is to give students an overarching,encompassing vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural challenges of today’s world. The Master’s programme follows an original approach which distinguishes it from other Master’s courses in Euro-­Mediterranean Studies and International Relations: The MAEIS is an international, interdisciplinary and itinerant programme which aims to educate the next generation of Euro­Mediterranean decision­makers. Following the slogan “Learning and living the Mediterranean”, the participants rotate each trimester,moving their place of studies from Nice to Tunis and then to Rome. The MAEIS is a one -year ­programme, subdivided into three terms. Degree and recognition Students who successfully complete the programme are awarded two certifications at the end of the academic year: Master in Advanced European and International Studies: This is the diploma of CIFE, certifying the successful completion of the academic curriculum and granting 60 ECTS credits at Master level. The degree qualification Chargé de Mission en Organisations Européennes et Internationales (Policy Officer in European and International Organisations): This qualification is recognised by the French state as a degree at Master level (level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework EQF). Admission requirements This graduate programme is aimed at students who have already completed a first degree (minimum three years of study at university level). Furthermore, students must have an active knowledge of English and French. You can find more detailed information on the application procedure and apply online at www.ie-ei.eu. Deadline for applications: 15 June 2017 Teaching modules Conflict Management and Peace Making The Mediterranean is a case study par excellence for Peace and Conflict Studies. In the last two decades Mediterranean societies have been significantly affected by inter­group violence and inter­state conflicts: from the Western Balkans to Cyprus, from Israel to Palestine, from Libya to Syria. Sustainable Development and Globalisation The 21st century and especially the Mediterranean face unprecedented economic, environmental and social challenges, as the globalised economic development exerts increased pressure on limited resources, deteriorates the environment and creates growing inequalities. Regional Integration and Transformation The EU has become a role model of regional integration. How is the dynamic architecture of European institutions, including European Neighbourhood Policy, functioning? To what extent do the Arab League or the Union for the Mediterranean follow a similar logic of regional integration? How can we explain the intraregional differences in the Southern Mediterranean since the Arab Spring? Mediterranean Politics and Societies Migration, Gender, and Youth are policy fields that all Mediterranean Societies have in common, but approach differently. At the crossroads of theory and practice, this policy oriented module proposes solutions to the historical, social and cultural challenges Mediterranean societies face today. Project Management This module equips the participants with the professional skills and competences that will enable them to work in the field of Euro­Mediterranean cooperation. They will participate in negotiation and mediation trainings, simulation games and follow workshopon project cycle management and intercultural communication. Overview of the academic year The first term (October to December) starts in the European Union, in Nice, France. It encompasses classes on the basics of the five teaching modules. Studying in France helps students to analyse the Euro­-Mediterranean relations and regional integration from an EU perspective. The second term (January to March)starts off in Tunis, Tunisia. Experts from the region and of different disciplines will analyse Euro-­Mediterranean challenges in times of transformation and globalisation. A special focus will be put on youth policies in the Mediterranean. Studying in Tunisia will provide the students with a unique experience of a historic democratisation process that turns the country into a role model throughout the MENA region. This part of the programme is organised in co-operation with the Université Internationale de Tunis (UIT) and in co-operation with the Institut de Recherche sur le Maghreb Contemporain (IRMC). The programme concludes (April to July) in Rome, Italy, at our partner university, La Sapienza, and in co-operation with the renowned think tank, the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI).A special focus will be given to Sustainable Development and Climate Action, as well as to Project Management classes. Students will have the opportunity to advance in their research work, as the months of May and June are left at their disposal to work on their thesis. The programme concludes with the defence of the thesis and oral exams. With their graduation, students become part of CIFE’s wide Alumni network. [-]

Master in International Development Studies

Palacky University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

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.). [+]

Palacký University Olomouc Palacký University, established in 1573, is one of the leading centres of teaching and research in the Czech Republic. It comprises eight faculties at the present time and offers degrees in a wide range of disciplines, including medicine and other natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, as well as legal education. In the recent years, one of the highest priorities of the University is to strengthen international cooperation with other higher education institutions. Up to date, more than 1 700 international students study at Palacký University. Palacký University is located in historical but dynamic city of Olomouc. The town itself is very old and picturesque and it is surrounded by sports facilities and nature. The city of Olomouc is well-known for its high density of university students: over 24 000 students in the city of 100 000 inhabitants make Olomouc the city with the highest density of university students in Central Europe. International Development Studies (IDS) is a graduate two-year full-time program designed not only for students with development studies background but also for students and practitioners from related fields who are interested in international development. The program provides students with key knowledge and skills for a deeper understanding of problems affecting developing countries, including the skills for qualitative and quantitative research. The aim of the IDS is to prepare professionals for careers in development policy and practice. Upon successful completion of the programme students will be equipped to work in the field of international development in public sector, private industry, as well as in governmental and non-governmental organizations at both national and international levels. Students can also find the opportunity to work as experts in projects run in low-income countries, especially organizing and administering the projects both in the donor and in the target country, in diplomatic service, or in academic sector. A plenty of scholarships and international opportunities are available to IDS students. The Merit Scholarship and Master Course Scholarship for Foreigners are granted to students with very good study results, while Vavroušek and Mobility Scholarships are designed to support internships and student research projects in the field of development cooperation. The Department of Development Studies is currently cooperating with more than twenty universities within the ERASMUS+ and ERASMUS MUNDUS programs. ERASMUS program financially supports and makes possible carrying out a part of students' study program at a university in another European country. The department also offers field trips to developing regions or to international institutions and international development organisations. [-]

Master of Political Science and International Affairs

American University of Armenia
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Armenia Yerevan

The PSIA program at the American University of Armenia equips students with advanced analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills through the study of political science and international affairs. [+]

Masters in Development studies. Program The PSIA program at the American University of Armenia equips students with advanced analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills through the study of political science and international affairs. The two-year Master’s degree in PSIA offers a curriculum that includes political theory, methodology, international relations, comparative politics, public administration, public policy, development policy, and political economy. Throughout the program, students are encouraged to think critically about issues from both a local and global perspective as they engage in analysis, research, writing, and leadership training. Courses place a strong emphasis on research and comparative methodology, analysis, and on bringing practical applications of theory into the classroom. Graduates from the program pursue careers in politics, government, and international relations within the Armenian government, non-governmental organizations, and international organisations. Admission and Graduation Requirements Admission Requirements To be considered for admission to PSIA, an applicant must meet AUA’s general admission requirements and the PSIA-program specific requirements, which include: An undergraduate degree from a four or five year program Demonstrated English proficiency with a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 79 or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5. Test scores cannot be more than 2 years old at the time of application. A minimum 25th percentile score on the GRE quantitative examination. A high undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA). Two letters of recommendation. A concise and informative personal statement. In addition to these requirements, work and volunteer experience are also taken into consideration. The program may also require interviews with applicants. Graduation requirements To graduate with a Master of Political Science and International Affairs, students must complete 54 credit hours of coursework, including a capstone Master’s Essay, Policy Internship Project, or Policy Paper, and at least one credit in environmental studies in satisfaction of the university-wide environmental studies requirement. A cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher is required for the granting of the degree. Student Learning Outcomes Students will be able to GOAL 1 – Internalize and contextualize concepts and theories (abstract and empirical) Recognize and explain concepts and theories Question and discuss theories and interpretations Draw conclusions from evidence GOAL 2 – Learn how to conduct analysis Organize, filter and synthesize a large body of information Dissect a problem into its component parts Compare, contrast and differentiate among various events GOAL 3 – Master subject matter (course topics and materials) Recall and tell others of course materials Recognize subjects’ studied and the relationship among courses GOAL 4 – Develop (a) Research, (b) Problem-Solving, (c) Writing, (d) Communication, and (e) Argumentation Skills Apply library acuity Construct and use appropriate research techniques Recognize and formulate political problems Choose appropriate tools for analysis of political problems Clearly organize and prepare papers, reports, and research findings Work in groups Properly cite sources Tailor writing to specific assignments Present to groups Develop and use presentation tools Distinguish different supporting arguments Make reasoned arguments with logical conclusions Curriculum The curriculum of the Master of PSIA is comprised of courses in the following subfields of the discipline: political theory, methodology, international relations, comparative politics, public administration, public policy, development policy, and economics. Courses are offered in each of these fields throughout the students’ two years of study. Most courses represent approximately three hours of class attendance per week by the student. The curriculum is divided into first and second year courses. In the first year all courses are required, with students taking five courses each semester. In the second year, students choose eight elective courses (four each semester) from a range of options and in their final semester a capstone requirement. Full-time students will carry either 12 or 15 credit units per semester. Part-time students must develop an approved program of study with the Chair during the student’s first semester of study at AUA. While the majority of students complete all school requirements in two years, the maximum period for completion is three academic years for full-time. Degree candidacy will automatically lapse after this period and students will not be awarded a diploma. A course load of more than 15 credit units or less than 12 credit units requires prior approval from the Chair of the Program. Two-Track System In the second year of studies, students may choose one of two tracks to follow: International Relations or Public Policy. Elective courses are allocated to one of the two tracks and students should take at least five elective courses in the track that they wish to specialize in. Environmental Studies Requirement Students must also complete one credit in environmental studies in satisfaction of the university-wide environmental studies requirement. PSIA347 Environmental Policy counts for this requirement, but students may if they wish choose a course from the AUA’s Acopian Center for the Environment. [-]