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Masters degrees in Development Studies examine the processes by which healthy and prosperous societies can be created, and how poverty can be eliminated. These courses usually take an interdisciplinary approach, drawing from Economics, Sociology, Politics, Geography and many other subject areas.
Related postgraduate specialisms include International Relations, International Security, Economics and Globalisation, while entry requirements normally involve an appropriate undergraduate degree in one of the Social Sciences.
A Masters in Development Studies gives you the chance to learn how to make a real difference in people’s lives, finding out about the daily challenges that face citizens of low and middle income countries.
You’ll typically examine a range of global and local mechanisms to do with migration, technology, politics, the environment and the economy, discussing the changing nature of the interactions between the developed and developing parts of the world. Some programmes also offer the opportunity to complete a work placement in a developing country, adding an extra dimension to your studies.
Career prospects for Development Studies postgraduates include roles in governmental and non-governmental agencies, charities, think-tanks and development consultancies.
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Develop a critical understanding of conflict and humanitarian crisis in this distance learning course. Gain skills in peacebuilding and humanitarian response. Read more
The MSc Political Science will allow you to apply theories, methods, techniques and concepts to a range of substantive problems, as well as developing analytical skills in key areas of political science research. Read more
Security, violence and conflict are now central to international politics and development policy discourse. Understanding the modern world demands a full appreciation of conflict and violence. Read more
The master's programme International Development Studies is a two-year MSc programme. It focuses on worldwide social transformation processes related to livelihoods, agro-food networks and the environment in a dynamic international context. Read more
The MA in International Security and Development introduces you to the major issues and critical debates within a profoundly serious field. Security, violence and conflict are now central to international politics and development policy discourse. Read more
The Media and Development MA is an interdisciplinary course that teaches main theories, concepts, case studies and practical media skills around the theme of media and development and its implications for less developed countries. Read more
Develop the knowledge and skills to enable you to appreciate how education supports skills development. Gain an understanding of human resource development strategies and development tools, and build organisational and community capabilities. Read more
Learn about global development from a heterodox economics perspective, and gain the skills to work in economic and development policy and practice. Read more
The MSc Development Studies course is interdisciplinary and innovatory. It is designed for those who wish to pursue careers with governments, non-governmental organisations, international agencies, public and private organisations and enterprises. Read more
Develop an in-depth understanding of contemporary development issues, and gain the specialist skills to work in peacebuilding, conflict analysis and humanitarian response. Read more
Develop professionally oriented skills related to formulating, investigating and implementing different forms of development management. Read more
Gain critical insights into the key strategies, policies and practices employed to promote climate change adaptation, mitigation and sustainable development. Read more
Whether you are a graduate aiming to make a difference in the world, or a professional wishing to deepen your knowledge and critical thinking, our suite of International Development master’s courses is for you.
Our MA programmes are designed and taught by a network of leading international academics from top universities, think tanks and senior policy-makers from international organisations such as the United Nations, NATO and the European Union.
Study at the university's School of Sport and Service Management in Eastbourne and you will benefit from an environment that promotes personal development, diversity and innovation.
The world has outgrown traditional Western-centric approaches to governing international relations. The diplomats of tomorrow must be able to think and act globally to deal with an increasingly complex world.
Our range of LLM degrees offers you a choice from the most important and developing areas of the law, ensuring you have the knowledge and skills to take your career in any direction.
Each graduate program in the College of Arts and Sciences offers a limited number of partial scholarships. Program Scholarships range from $1,000 to $15,000
The University of Padua offers a wide range of course units held entirely in English with fantastic opportunities.
The university’s degree programs at Parsons School of Design, The New School for Social Research, and other esteemed graduate institutes offer endless opportunities for creative, curious, and critical minds.
CIFE offers seven international and interdisciplinary Master programmes on European studies, international relations, energy transition, economic governance and climate diplomacy. It also offers an Executive Master in EU Studies taught online and a large summer university programme in various European countries.
Ranked 1st in the world for development studies in the QS University World Rankings, there are few better places to study the global issues of our time than at The University of Sussex.
We offer taught MSc courses in civil and environmental engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, engineering management, oil, gas and shipping, and mechanical engineering.
Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. It includes among its alumni Adam Smith, the father of economics, after whom our business school is named. Triple-accredited, the Adam Smith Business School is consistently ranked in the top 100 of business schools world-wide