A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.
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.
As the largest and most populous continent in the world, Asia consists of a wide variety of ethnic groups, cultures, environments, economics, historical ties, and governmental systems.
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The Master's degree in international development at PSIA offers innovative training in international development based on a renewed approach to sustainable economic growth and political practices. [+]
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 bilingual Master in Advanced European and International Studies-Mediterranean Studies takes place in Nice, Tunis and Rome. [+]
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). [+]
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. ... [-]
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. [+]
The graduate program seeks to deepen the understanding of new developments, emergent complexities and persistent issues linked to globalization. [+]
The programme aims to provide a response to the continuing professional development needs of fully qualified professionals who wish to extend their roles, responsibilities and contribution. [+]
Master in Community Learning and Development
This programme is available as a blend of on-campus, workplace-based and e-learning activities
Programme LengthPgDip 120 credits (1200 hours of part-time study (6 courses) MSc 180 credits (an additional 600 hours of part-time study (1 additional project)
The programme aims to provide a response to the continuing professional development needs of fully qualified professionals who wish to extend their roles, responsibilities and contribution. This capacity to make an extended contribution is especially important for mid-career professionals who face the need to re-construct current professional practice and knowledge to meet the challenge of ever-more rapid and significant change, and who work in situations where management is devolved or distributed and many are required to lead project-driven change aimed at the enhancement of practice.... [-]
In the current context of rapid social, economic, technological and environmental changes in Asia, it is imperative to understand the effects of change on various sub-groups: women, men, indigenous [+]
Master in Gender and Development Studies (GDS)
In the current context of rapid social, economic, technological and environmental changes in Asia, it is imperative to understand the effects of change on various sub-groups: women, men, indigenous peoples, different classes, and other social groups. Gender and Development Studies (GDS) highlights both the need for specialized academic degree awarding studies in gender and development, and the integration of gender analysis and gender relation perspectives in AIT's other fields of study. GDS offers graduate level courses and provides substantial input to student's masters and PhD dissertation research. Short courses and workshops are also offered on gender planning and gender analysis in various development fields. By functioning as an academic arm of community-based efforts for the advancement of women and sustainable development, GDS aims to work as a regional center of excellence in the field of gender, technology and development studies, and to integrate gender as a key intellectual perspective and ethical concern in AIT as well. By functioning as an academic arm of community-based efforts for the advancement of women and sustainable development, GDS aims to work as a regional center of excellence in the field of gender, technology and development studies, and to integrate gender as a key intellectual perspective and ethical concern in AIT as well. ... [-]