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.
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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. [+]
The bilingual Master in Advanced European and International Studies-Mediterranean Studies takes place in Nice, Tunis and Rome. [+]
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 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.). [+]
The Master focuses on issues related to development and growth both in developing and emerging countries as well as in the backward areas of developed countries. It also offers some knowledge on planning practices and project management, and aims to provide a broad education in international cooperation and economic development, enabling students to acquire the knowledge and critical understanding necessary to make a significant contribution to the management of public and private policies within the international cooperation framework. [+]
MAIB Master Program is about gaining hands-on global management experience by living and studying in 3 Global cities across 3 Different Continents – Milan, Italy; Toronto, Canada and Bangalore, India [+]
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 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 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. [+]
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. ... [-]
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. [+]
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.
AmbitiousThe 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.... [-]
The Master of Science in Development Studies is an interdisciplinary social science Master's programme focusing on problems of poverty and human development. [+]
Are you interested in working with development related issues, with a focus on human development, poverty reduction and sustainability?
This programme is an interdisciplinary programme in social sciences, which deals with key issues in development as well as different theoretical perspectives to increase your understanding of the preconditions for and content of development. The objective of the programme is to provide you with the background knowledge and concrete skills to understand, assess and work in development-related fields, whether in direct poverty reduction or in other aspects of social and institutional development.
The medium of instruction is English. This means that lectures and seminars will be given in English and that examinations (including the master's thesis) will be in English.... [-]
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.... [-]
This course is designed to appeal to anyone working in an education role who is keen to broaden their professional development. [+]