The discipline of Development, Social Policy and Planning is a complex, interdisciplinary filed that makes use of notions and concepts of social science, psychology, behaviour science, environmental sciences, engineering, organizational science, law and many others in order to enable proper, responsible, sustainable and effective growth and development of the human society. As the name implies, this disciplines touches several aspects of this process from the technical matters of development, to the area of policy making and planning.
Policy making is concerned with human welfare and is responsible with issuing guidelines and legislation meant to enforce it. Social policy making touches matters such as social security, healthcare and pension, unemployment, environmental issues, housing, child protection, abuse prevention, education, etc. Also marriage, divorce or adoption are concerns of the policy making body.
The planning aspect of this discipline refers to the enforcement of the policies in a feasible, effective and efficient manner. For example, urban planning is concerned with the optimal use of urban space and decides upon best locations for buildings, solves issues of traffic or pollution or manages public transportation.
The biggest part of the jobs in this field is available in the government sector, local or regional authorities. Population growth and environmental concerns are both creating a higher demand for experts of this filed.
Community developers work toward positive social, economic, cultural and environmental change by engaging citizens in the decision making process. The program explores a wide range of community development perspectives and equips you with the tools and educational experiences to contribute to positive changes in communities and regions.
This MSc aims to expose engineers and built environment students and professionals to the challenges and complexities of working in a global context, and equip them with necessary skills and knowledge to place these in the frameworks and paradigms in which they might work. This programme will focus on the provision of sustainable and resilient infrastructure in low-middle income countries.
Walden University’s Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) can help you bring about social change through effective public policy making. The Global Leadership specialization teaches public governance strategies such as strategic planning, management, and leadership as well as techniques that global leaders use to facilitate community change.
The Woodrow Wilson School offers a one-year Master in Public Policy (MPP) degree for mid-career professionals who are rising leaders in international and domestic public policy.
As a standard RUC combination graduate programme, combining the master subject Global Studies (60 ECTS points) and one other graduate subject (60 ECTS points), leading to a full master's degree.
The Master of Global Policy Studies (MGPS) is a degree designed for the 21st century globalized world, offering a view of international policy making that is both relevant and solution-based.
The study of anthropology deals with all social and cultural aspects of human relations. Our MSc in Anthropology programme offers students a unique opportunity to obtain relevant qualifications to meet complex challenges in a globalised world. It equips students with a wide understanding of cultural and social differences and their influence on people’s livelihood as well as on international relations and conflicts.
In the Education Policy and Management Program, you will learn how to shape the policy and lead the organizations that will create more equitable and excellent schools.
As one of only 12 universities in the country granted NGO status by the United Nations, UB has a long history of educating with a global perspective. The Master of Arts in Global Development and Peace (M.A.) online degree program prepares students for careers in international diplomacy, global development, conflict analysis and mediation, foreign investment and more.
Walden University’s Online M.S. in Non-profit Management and Leadership teaches students how to manage a non-profit organization, from fundraising to volunteer recruitment. The Global Leadership specialization helps you develop the skills that will enable you to implement leadership strategies applicable to international settings, especially effective for developing countries.
The Master’s Foundation Programme is available as a one, two or three-term programme, with guaranteed progression to a wide range of Law, Humanities and Social Sciences Master’s degrees at the University of Sunderland. You will live and study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the University of Sunderland City campus.
The admission process for the MPA program is primarily an evaluation of how well an applicant can learn what we teach as well as an assessment of the depth and commitment to a career of public service as demonstrated by volunteer interests, internships and professional experience focused on the public good.