72 euros per semester (student services contribution and bus pass fee)
30 November 2016
About the programme
The M.A. Development Studies enables students to develop the advanced knowledge, analytical skills, and conceptual frameworks required to understand and navigate the complexities of economic and social development. Students enrolled in the programme gain insights into the economic, social, ethical, and cultural contexts and constraints of development. The programme provides outstanding opportunities to put theory into practice through international field research, with a strong focus on integrating quantitative and qualitative methods. The programme addresses the worldwide need for experts in the expanding field of development research as well as for project managers in international development cooperation.
Who should study this degree programme?
This programme is particularly suitable for students with a first degree in social science and mid-career professionals in any development-related field. Qualified students from developing and emerging countries are particularly welcome.
– Programme entirely taught in English – Strong focus on quantitative and qualitative methods – Field research opportunities – Unique selection of language courses
1st semester (30 ECTS credits): – Methods and theories of Development Studies – Interdisciplinary seminar – Qualitative and quantitative research methods
2nd and 3rd semesters (65 ECTS credits): – Qualitative and quantitative research methods – Research seminar – Elective modules (e.g. sociology, economics, sustain-ability of resources, political science, Southeast Asian studies) – Languages and additional study skills courses
4th semester (25 ECTS credits): – Field research – Master’s thesis – A research colloquium with internationally renowned guest speakers is offered each semester
If desired, you may choose to specialise in Development Economics or Southeast Asian Studies