Master in International Cooperation and Development

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore    Graduate Programs

Full time January MA 1 year
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The Master in International Cooperation and Development (MICaD) is a comprehensive programme that equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to global development. With a focus on interdisciplinary analysis and collaboration, MICaD offers a unique opportunity for students to explore solutions to pressing global issues. The programme emphasizes the importance of partnerships and empowering marginalized communities. Students will learn to identify local needs, manage cooperation initiatives, and collaborate with national and international institutions. Upon completion, graduates are well-prepared for a range of professional roles in NGOs, IOs, and public or private agencies. Entry requirements include a completed undergraduate degree.

About the course

The new Sustainable Development Goals, approved by the UN in September 2015, will frame policies and actions for political, economic and social development in all countries, till 2030. The call to build strong international partnerships is urgent: poverty, inequality, conflict, instability, and deep uncertainty still affect everyday life of the majority of world population. The ASERI Master's Course in International Cooperation and Development offers a privileged framework for interdisciplinary analysis of the global situation, among a group of international students, scholars and professionals. We explore tentative solutions to the world problems, through the coordinated efforts of governmental and non-governmental actors. Partnership is indeed a key word in pursuing development and inclusion: cooperation is about empowering the vulnerable, the poor and the marginalized in becoming protagonists of their own development. Partnering for development is about local projects, but even more about appropriate national and global policies. Ultimately, it is about bridging gaps among people, groups and institutions.

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Entry Requirements

Completion of at least an undergraduate degree, obtained after a minumum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS):
- EU citizens: The undergraduate degree must be obtained before the start of the programme.
- Non-EU citizens: The undergraduate degree must be obtained at least two months prior to the start of the programme.

Università Cattolica will evaluate candidates’ academic and personal background and decide if they meet the specific conditions for admission to the chosen graduate programme.


€ 9.000

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Scholarship amounts vary according to program; please check individual page tuition fees & costs. They all consist of tuition fee reduction and are open to EU and NON EU students alike.

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Students that submit the application form completed, paid the application fee (€75), and are interviewed on Skype (where required-depends on program), are automatically considered.

Application Procedure

Simply click "yes" on the relevant section of the online application form. Submit the application form within the first 3 deadlines of the program. No separate application or documents are needed; however, there may be a Skype interview for shortlisted candidates. Successful candidates will learn of the outcome via email.

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