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 Migration Studies (MIMS)

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 USA San Francisco Mexico Mexico City + 2 more

The Master in Migration Studies is a two-year, 34-unit program. Students start the program at the University of San Francisco in the first semester followed by a semester at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City (classes are conducted in English). [+]

Masters in Development studies. Preparing professionals and leaders to address the needs of migrants and refugees around the world. 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. Students study topics of global migration with top researchers, professors, project practitioners, and policy makers in the field of migration studies. The program includes one semester of studies at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. Graduates are prepared for careers in local, state and national governmental agencies; policy think tanks and policy and planning consulting firms; community-based non profits and non-governmental organizations; international agencies; advocacy and public interest organizations; philanthropic organizations and foundations; and other private-sector entities. Program Details The Master in Migration Studies is a two-year, 34-unit program. Students start the program at the University of San Francisco in the first semester followed by a semester at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City (classes are conducted in English). The entire second year of study is offered at the University of San Francisco. The program consists of six core courses (required), four special topics courses, and four one-unit research seminars. Summer immersions and fieldwork are available throughout the world – including opportunities offered worldwide by the more than 200 Jesuit universities and Jesuit-affiliated institutes and... [-]

Program for Management Development

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 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. [+]

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... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Development studies. 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... [-]

Master of Maori and Pacific Development

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years July 2017 New Zealand Hamilton + 1 more

The Master of Maori and Pacific Development builds on the knowledge of core indigenous concepts, cultural and historical understandings, ethical, methodological, environmental and sustainable development. [+]

Master of Maori and Pacific Development The Master of Maori and Pacific Development builds on the knowledge of core indigenous concepts, cultural and historical understandings, ethical, methodological, environmental and sustainable development. The Master of Māori and Pacific Development (MMPD) will take you through an advanced assessment of the underlying concepts and principles associated with social, cultural, political and economic development for indigenous peoples. You'll explore approaches to solving problems in the theory and practice of indigenous development, and more so in the realms of Māori and Pacific Development. You can be assured that you are studying with the best. Our lecturers remain at the coalface of global development challenges and discourses including the refugee crisis, climate change, environmental issues, economic development challenges, labour migration, sustainable development, poverty and illiteracy. You'll be learning with those who are recognised as development practitioners in NZ, Pacific and internationally through their projects, networks and collaborations. This includes projects for UNESCO, ASPBAE (Asia South Pacific Association for Adult and Basic Education) and other civil society groups. Our staff are also working towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) as agreed upon by the United Nations in 2015. Career opportunities Government Ministries and Agencies Public Corporations International Organisations Public Service/Administration Local Government Small and Medium Business ownership Business Planning Appraisal and Evaluation Negotiation and Facilitation Health, Training and Welfare Local and Tribal Authorities Marae, Community and Non-governmental Work Research, Consultancy and Needs and Impacts Assessments Admission and enrolment Candidates for the Degree must have: qualified for the... [-]

Master in International Development and Cooperation

Ajou University - Graduate School of International Studies
Campus Full time 2 years March 2018 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... [-]

Master in Population and Development

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

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. Core Lecturers The two-year programme offers a range of courses (including electives) taught in English by key specialists (PhD holders in Economics, Sociology, Geography, Philosophy, Math and Physics) in the field from the Higher School of Economics (Institute of Demography and Public Administration Department, Faculty of Economics) and its partner universities including Russian Academy of Science, New Economics School, Moscow Lomonosov State University, and RANEPA. Specialists from different public sector services and managers from private companies. Lecturers from international universities and research centers: (University of Chicago, Stockholm University, University of Southampton, Sapienza — Università di Roma). What students will learn A... [-]

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.... [-]

Post Graduate Diploma / Master of Arts in Leadership and Advocacy in the Early Years

Institute of Technology Sligo
Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years September 2017 Ireland Sligo

Ireland’s early years sector has a dynamic, exciting and challenging future. It needs effective and confident leaders across the fields of practice, policy, advocacy, regulation, education and professional development. [+]

Ireland’s early years sector has a dynamic, exciting and challenging future. It needs effective and confident leaders across the fields of practice, policy, advocacy, regulation, education and professional development. Do you have what it takes to be one of those leaders? Do you want to develop your leadership and advocacy skills and capabilities in ways that reflect and build the capacity of the early years sector? Do you want to be part of a community of practice that will influence and lead the early years sector into the future? If the answer to these questions is yes and you have a 2.2 BA Honours in ECCE or cognate discipline and will have at least two years experience working in the early years sector or a related field completed at the end of the post graduate programme, then the Institute of Technology Sligo has the Level 9 programme that will help you to fulfil these ambitions. Develop key skills Through this programme you will develop key skills to help you build your own leadership and advocacy capacity; to shape and influence the key organisations and agencies in the early years sector and to effectively bring about real change. On completion of this programme you will be able to: document, recognise and reflect on your existing bank of knowledge, skills and experience critically assess and apply central theories of leadership and management from within and outside the sector, in an international context engage in effective professional advocacy communication, networking, use of social... [-]

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. [-]

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; West University of Timisoara is one of the accredited universities in Romania to organize the Preparatory Year of Romanian... [-]

Master in People Management and Development

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months August 2017 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

Focusing on areas such as strategy, people resourcing, reward management, employment relations and leadership, this MA is designed to develop recent graduates and those in the early stages of their career who want delve deeper into the field and enhance career progression. [+]

Masters in Development studies. Focusing on areas such as strategy, people resourcing, reward management, employment relations and leadership, this MA is designed to develop recent graduates and those in the early stages of their career who want delve deeper into the field and enhance career progression. Not only does the course address highly relevant topics of people management and development but it is also grounded in the professional standards of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development, ensuring you meet internationally recognised HR benchmarks. Core to the course is the develop of capabilities in utilising people related data, metrics, and analytics for insight driven and informed practice to further the priorities of the organisation. The course also has a number of activities such as case studies, student led appraisals and residential which all embed an understanding of the application of theory in practice. We also have flexible learning modes, either over 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time with a combination of time slots integrating evening and weekend options, as well as an enhanced 15 month version if you want a more graduated approach to undertaking study. [-]

Online Postgraduate Degree in Marriage and Family Education - English Programme

International University of Catalonia
Online Full time Part time September 2017 Spain Barcelona

Through this course, the Institute for Advanced Family Studies (IESF) offers a comprehensive study of family life, via a methodology which is suitable for parents and for professionals who work in the area of education or family enrichment. [+]

Through this course, the Institute for Advanced Family Studies (IESF) offers a comprehensive study of family life, via a methodology which is suitable for parents and for professionals who work in the area of education or family enrichment. The online format provides a great deal of flexibility for students. They are able to follow the course easily due to its practical approach to the subjects. This course combines scientific research with the most practical aspects of family education while always respecting the personal dedication and the interests of each participant in the course. At the end of the course students will have acquired theoretical and practical knowledge about the family dimension of the individual, as well as some knowledge on pedagogy and family education. Objectives The aim of the Postgraduate Degree in Marriage and Family Education is to provide a solid anthropological foundation, based on which students will acquire the tools required to understand human dignity, marriage and the family. The Postgraduate is a flexible ONLINE programme that will give you the tools you require to understand human dignity, marriage and the family. The Postgraduate will teach you how to analyse the family as a source of education and personal growth. The Postgraduate will teach you to develop virtue within the family. Prospective students Parents Teachers Therapists Mediators Counsellors Advisors Curriculum and subjects Module I Philosophical Anthropology Life: An Animated Existence by Javier Aranguren The Meaning of the Concept of Personhood by Alice Ramos The Dignity of the Human Person... [-]

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 Italy Rome + 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... [-]

Master Of Regional Development

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time 6 months September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis + 1 more

The MA in regional development is focused on the analysis of problems and development challenges of regions and territories. [+]

The MA in regional development is focused on the analysis of problems and development challenges of regions and territories. This analysis is based in particular on knowledge derived from sociology, political science, geography, economics, management science and history. By studying the realities of Quebec and Canada, but also elsewhere in the world, the program aims to better understand the group dynamics and the complex process of development in a local and global environment change. Program Structure The Master of Regional Development is an interdisciplinary program with a tuition of 24 credits that can address both economic and social, cultural, historical and geographic development. Particular attention is paid to the problems of the peripheral regions, both in industrialized countries and in the Third World. This program also allows for a research project (memory 21 credits) to deepen a subject area of ​​study Regional Development. It also helps to develop the skills required for the pursuit of doctoral studies. Research areas Social issues studied by the teachers want to resonate with the news: effects of development policies on the regional economy; innovation and territorial anchoring of enterprises in rural and urban areas; social acceptability of projects to exploit natural resources; multifunctionality of rural areas and agriculture; adaptation of local communities to climate change. Regional development, an axis of excellence in research at UQAR UQAR seeks to better understand the issues and the problems the regions face because contemporary economic and social changes. Researchers associated with this research analyzes the dynamic Socioterritorial affecting... [-]

Master in Developement Studies

Murdoch University
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 Australia Perth

The Master of Development Studies is a practical professional degree focussing on the challenges of social, economic, and political development and poverty alleviation. This course concentrates on the connection of development, politics and social and environmental sustainability, food and health security, international assistance, state building, conflict management, gender relations and other significant issues impacting development. [+]

Masters in Development studies. The Master of Development Studies is a practical professional degree focussing on the challenges of social, economic, and political development and poverty alleviation. This course concentrates on the connection of development, politics and social and environmental sustainability, food and health security, international assistance, state building, conflict management, gender relations and other significant issues impacting development. This course also includes a capstone unit, which is a special unit that consolidates everything you have learned in your course and gives you the opportunity to apply your learning to a practical issue. Within this capstone unit, you can opt to undertake either a policy case study project, professional internship or supervised research thesis. The Master of Development Studies will enable you to seek a career in any aspect of international development in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors. You will acquire the knowledge, skills and expertise necessary for careers in international development in a broad range of settings such as regional and international organisations, government agencies, private firms, and nongovernment organisations involved in development. Course Structure Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course. Core Units Theory - 18 credit points SWM649 Public Policy and International Affairs Foundations - 6 points SWM611 States, Social Forces and Development - 6 points SWM511 Critical Approaches to Development - 3 points SWM628 Development... [-]