Master's Degree in Development studies in Germany

Compare Masters Programs in Development studies in Germany 2017

Development studies

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.

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe. The country consists of 16 states, and its capital and largest city is Berlin.

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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. [+]

Best Masters in Development studies in Germany 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 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 International Development

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years

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. [+]

Master in International Development General objectives 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. PSIA's program is designed to train the next generation of development specialists, building on the profound transformation of the development discussion. The Master in International Development is given in collaboration with the Agence française de développement. Scientific Advisor Laurence Tubiana is the Scientific Advisor of the PSIA Master in International Development. Pr. Tubiana was France's Special Representative for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, and is also the founder of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) in Paris. Laurence Tubiana is also professor and director of the Sustainable Development Center at Sciences Po Paris, and recently set up the new direction of Global Publics Goods of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. Laurence Tubiana is member of several scientific boards of main research institutions such as the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), the India Council for Sustainable Development and the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development. From 1997 to 2002, she served as senior advisor to the Prime Minister, Lionel Jospin, on environmental issues and conducted a number of international negotiations on this subject. Main orientations and specific features The curriculum provides a strong intellectual background in development studies, favouring critical approaches and using both academic analysis and practitioners' experience of global governance and the multifaceted question of sustainability. It also combines intensive training in finance, economics, public policy (from the global to local level), project design, management and evaluation. The Master in International Development offers an in depth introduction to multiple actors (public agencies, NGO's, private foundations, multilateral organisations) and to multiple instruments (from traditional official development aid, to markets mechanisms and innovative finance and more) and generates both analytical and practical skills that graduates will use to implement the next generation of development policies and practices. A special focus is placed on acquiring essential skills in policy and project design and evaluation, finance accounting and applied economics, management and planning methods. The students will have the opportunity to choose a comprehensive set of courses in specific areas such as, amongst others, agriculture, health, urban issues and sustainability, and will be able to specialize in a regional area to understand specific historical and geographical context. Career opportunities Graduates will find openings in the private sector (profit and non profit) as well as the public sector. In public agencies, national, regional, and local governments, as well as international organizations and agencies, MID graduates will work, amongst other roles, on the formulation, management and evaluation of public policies and projects. In the private sector, they may work for example as project managers, consultants and in the innovation sector for applied research projects as project designer and managers. [-]

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

Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
Campus Full time 1 year

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

Best Masters in Development studies in Germany 2017. 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 Modern Indian Studies

University of Göttingen
Campus or Online Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Göttingen

This English-language Master's degree programme unites perspectives from the humanities, the social sciences and economics. [+]

Master in Modern Indian Studies (M.A.)For prospective India specialists: This English-language Master's degree programme unites perspectives from the humanities, the social sciences and economics. In addition to academic knowledge specific to India, you will acquire well-founded essential knowledge from Regional and Cultural Studies. This will be consolidated by a visit to India, integrated into the degree programme. Topics taught include social, cultural and economic phenomena of modern India. The programme is supported by the interdisciplinary Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS).The English-language master's degree programme in Modern Indian Studies provides in-depth specialized knowledge of the subject, the ability to work independently on subject specific and interdisciplinary research and to apply gained insights. The degree programme qualifies students for a successful career by provision of expertise, methodological and analytical skills and forms the basis for further studies in doctoral degree programs.... [-]