Master Degree in Development studies in Europe

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In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

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.

Europe is the sixth largest continent and includes 47 countries and assorted dependencies, islands and territories. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the south, Asia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the West.

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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 Europe 2017. 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... [-]

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 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. [+]

Masters in Development studies in Europe 2017. 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... [-]

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 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. [+]

Masters in Development studies in Europe 2017. 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... [-]

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. [+]

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... [-]

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 in Europe 2017. 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. [-]

Master in International Development Studies

Palacky University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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... [-]

Master in International Sociology

Saint Petersburg State University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

The program was established by SPbU Department of Sociology in collaboration with South Korean and European universities and academic foundations and is a part of the International Sociology program. [+]

Masters in Development studies in Europe 2017. Overview The program was established by SPbU Department of Sociology in collaboration with South Korean and European universities and academic foundations and is a part of the International Sociology program. Its mission is to build awareness of today’s social, political, economic and cultural problems and processes typical for the Western and Eastern societies in view of globalization as well as to develop skills in comparative sociological analysis of these problems and processes. All courses of the master program are taught in English by leading professors and lecturers from Russia, Germany, the Netherlands and the Republic of Korea. The students of the program have an opportunity to participate in international and Russian research projects and scientific conferences. They actively publish their research works in scientific journals in Russia and abroad. Programme outline Compulsory courses: Modern Sociological Theories Global Sociology Comparative Sociology Evolution of Social Inequality in Modern Societies Civil Society in Global Perspective Cross-cultural Communications with the View of Globalisation Sociology of Consumption in Modern Society Elective courses: Global Networks Religious Integration in Global Perspective Gender Issues with the View of Globalisation Globalization of Education and Science Urban Social Space: Cultural and Communicative Practices Effective Professional Communication Scientific Research Technology and Scientific Discourse Workshop on Comparative Sociology Credits: 120 ECTS [-]

European Studies - Joint Degree with University of Ljubljana

South East European University
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Macedonia Skopje Tetovo + 1 more

The study programme in European Studies will qualify students for independent professional and analytical work in the field of European affairs at the national and the European levels. The programme integrates several disciplines of European Studies: Political Science (in particular International Relations and Comparative Politics), Economics, Law, Social Sciences (in particular with regards to... [+]

The study programme in European Studies will qualify students for independent professional and analytical work in the field of European affairs at the national and the European levels. The programme integrates several disciplines of European Studies: Political Science (in particular International Relations and Comparative Politics), Economics, Law, Social Sciences (in particular with regards to methodological capabilities) and Communication (emphasising the importance of two expert foreign languages) with their application to central issues of European integration (EU) and broader construction of Europe. The programme “European Studies“ is Joint Degree study programme with the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Career The study programme in European Studies will qualify students for employment opportunities in EU institutions and other (European) international organisations, in the national governments, especially Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Ministries of European Affairs, Ministries for Economic and Social Development; the career opportunities are also at the regional level (of municipalities and cities), in non-governmental organizations, the media, and political parties; expertise in the field of the EU processes and policies and internal market make the graduates employable also in business sector within and outside the EU. Learning outcomes Knowledge and understanding Displays basic knowledge and understanding of the scientific field of study (or studies), identifying appropriate methodologies for problem solving, as systematic and creative manner, which provides a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and / or application of autonomous ideas in the context of the research; Ability to identify enlarged and deepened knowledge; Shows the level of... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Development studies in Europe 2017. 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 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. [+]

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... [-]

Master in Economic Geography and Regional Development

University of Ostrava
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Ostrava

Interconnection of geographic disciplines with economic sciences has become a characteristic feature of the study programme focused on local and regional development, since the economic aspects of making use of geographical landscape are the alpha and omega of sustainable development. The result of many years of work and continuous innovation is the study offer in the Geography and Regional Development study branch, in which the disciplines of human geography are interlinked with economic courses also focused on management and marketing. [+]

Masters in Development studies in Europe 2017. Interconnection of geographic disciplines with economic sciences has become a characteristic feature of the study programme focused on local and regional development, since the economic aspects of making use of geographical landscape are the alpha and omega of sustainable development. The result of many years of work and continuous innovation is the study offer in the Geography and Regional Development study branch, in which the disciplines of human geography are interlinked with economic courses also focused on management and marketing. The research specialized in economic geography and regional development is conceived as a multilateral approach to the studied topic. Its essential core is combined from the selected branches of human geography – especially the public administration, city marketing, geography of tourism, trans-boundary cooperation, geography of retailing, geography of transportation, social geography, agenda of the European Union, urban and rural geography, GIS and regional studies of continents (Africa, Asia, Latin and Northern America, Europe) with focus on socio-economic aspects. In this field, you have the opportunity to develop geographic knowledge, combined with the knowledge from economy, state and local administration, sociology, and regional development as well as become an expert on urban and regional development. Your knowledge will extend from the facts and numbers about the Czech Republic and Europe to the complex functioning of the globalized world which you are part of. You can apply for the studies in Geography and Regional Development at the Bachelor's and Master's level. Graduate Profile and Career... [-]

Master of Leadership and Organizational Development

European Polytechnical University
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2017 Bulgaria Pernik

The Leadership and Organizational Development program is intended to develop the leaders for contemporary dynamic and competitive organization environment. [+]

Master of Leadership and Organizational Development ADMISSION: on documents; REQUIREMENTS: applicants with acquired Bachelor degree in Psychology or similar humanitarian programs; completed secondary education, recognized in EU; average rating of the diploma - Good; document for English language proficiency. DURATION: 1,5 academic years (3 semesters). DIPLOMA: Master in Leadership and Organizational development The Leadership and Organizational Development program is intended to develop the leaders for contemporary dynamic and competitive organization environment. This degree prepares for an outstanding career as a manager, consultant, trainer and executive coach. The Leadership and Organization Development program covers three overlapping theoretical bases: applied behavioral science, models of leadership and organizational development and organization systems theory. The accent is on self-development and studying leadership competencies to become a successful organizational leader. The courses combine knowledge and practical experience and provide the skills necessary to effectively lead people in an ever-changing work environment and in cross-cultural setting. The curriculum of the Leadership and Organizational Development program focuses on the human side of organization and particularly on training in organizational behavior, leadership development, and personal growth. A variety of management models and tools are used to develop a theoretical and practical experience as: organizational strategy and design of organizational structure; leadership styles and leadership development; emotional intelligence, effective communication and team development; intercultural competence and strategic human resources management. Obtaining a Master’s in Leadership and Organizational Development is an important step in both advancing professional development and enhancing opportunities for career success and satisfaction. Graduates are able to... [-]

Master in Gender Studies

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Gender Studies proposes a gender-based reading of the social world and its power relations. Social interaction between the sexes is a central aspect of all societies and is therefore a vital research focus for the social and human sciences. The goal of the Master’s programme is to provide students with the concepts and tools for understanding and analysing current social trends from an interdisciplinary perspective. In line with this objective, students are taught to apply shared concepts, formulate targeted research enquiries to explore gender-related issues, and mobilise the methodologies of various disciplines. [+]

Masters in Development studies in Europe 2017. Master in Gender Studies The Master in Gender Studies proposes a gender-based reading of the social world and its power relations. Social interaction between the sexes is a central aspect of all societies and is therefore a vital research focus for the social and human sciences. The goal of the Master’s programme is to provide students with the concepts and tools for understanding and analysing current social trends from an interdisciplinary perspective. In line with this objective, students are taught to apply shared concepts, formulate targeted research enquiries to explore gender-related issues, and mobilise the methodologies of various disciplines. Curriculum Required courses (30Credits) : Gender and history; sociology of gender; methodologies; the labour market; gender and organisations; etc. Electives (30Credits) : Sociology of public problems; Postcolonial Studies; gender, bodies, science and biomedicine; transnational migration and gender, race and class relations, etc. Dissertation (30Credits) Mobility Master’s students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester. Students may go on exchange as early as their second semester but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. The dissertation cannot be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The Master of Arts in Gender Studies leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad in: Research and teaching Public policies on equality Human resources in business Vocational training and career counselling Journalism and publishing Management of equality projects in businesses NGOs Associations Administration Admission Criteria A Bachelor in Social Sciences or a Bachelor upon approval... [-]