Masters in International Development

International development studies cover methods of formulating and implementing development programs in different parts of the world, especially so call "third-world countries". Development degrees are established by the global development community (donors, foundations, consultants, advocates) seeking to boost worldwide prosperity. International development policies focus on establishing action plans encompassing social policies and all the necessary resources in order to solve situations that require international assistance. The policies would help create necessary outputs and structures of institutions in order to make changes that would lead to a robust and sustainable development process in a country.

Masters in International Development combine theories from other areas such as: law, history, sociology, economics, political science and public policy. Students learn about popular development theories, and apply advanced methods and techniques to support global development processes. Studied topics include compared politics, contemporary international law, post Holocaust philosophy, or global security.

Future international development specialists will learn main directions of international development and will get a thorough understanding of the dynamics of the international assistance process. They will achieve a high capacity for holistic analysis at the international level. Students will also develop analytical thinking, communication and project implementation skills. The types of careers that international development graduates pursue is diverse, covering fields like: research, policy, diplomacy, PR, advocacy.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Security and Risk Management M.Sc. Security and Risk Management
  • Mar 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 13,015
  • International £ 13,015
  • Not specified

The Security and Risk Management programme provides students with an advanced knowledge of crime, risk and managing security in a variety of organisations and situations.

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International Development Management M.A. International Development Management
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 9,000 per year
  • International £ 12,000 per year
  • 12 months

The International Development Management MSc is offered at the University of Westminster. This course is aimed at those who work, or seek to work, in developing economies, or who wish to develop their careers within the support organisations for the developing world.

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MAIB - Master in International Business Development Master MAIB - Master in International Business Development
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA € 15,000
  • International € 15,000
  • 14 months

Designed by University of Milano-Bicocca (Milan, Italy) in partnership with Centennial College (Toronto, Canada) and Alliance University (Bangalore, India), MAIB - Master in International Business Development gives you a hands-on global management experience by living and studying in 3 Global cities across 3 Different Continents – Milan, Italy; Toronto, Canada and Bangalore, India.

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Public Administration / International Development Master Public Administration / International Development
  • Any time
  • National $ 47,068 per year
  • International $ 47,068 per year
  • 24 months

The two-year Master in Public Administration / International Development Program from Harvard Kennedy School is designed to train the next generation of practitioners and leaders in the field of international development.

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Security, Conflict and International Development M.Sc. Security, Conflict and International Development
  • Mar 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 13,015
  • International £ 13,015
  • 24 months

The MSc in Security, Conflict and International Development has been designed to provide an in-depth analysis of the strategic security and justice challenges faced by countries emerging from conflict. 

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Economics M.Sc. Economics
  • Any time
  • International € 2,000 per module
  • 24 months

The Department of Economics at the University of Verona offers the Laurea Magistralis in Economics (MAGEC), a two-year Master of Science degree in Economics entirely taught in English and held in the hearth of Verona, one of the most lively and visited cities of Italy.

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Development Economics and International Co-operation - Mesci M.A. Development Economics and International Co-operation - Mesci
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA € 5,900 per year
  • International € 5,900 per year
  • 12 months

The Development Economics and International Co-operation - Mesci from Tor Vergata University of Rome aims at training specialists in developing economics and in international cooperation who will be able to operate in both the public and private sector.

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Population and Development Master Population and Development
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA $ 4,220 per year
  • International $ 4,220 per year
  • 24 months

The main aim of the "Population and Development" programme at National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) is to train the specialists who will be ready for practical development problems solution.

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International Cooperation and Development Master International Cooperation and Development
  • Jan 2017
  • International € 7,500 per year
  • EEA € 7,500 per year
  • 12 months

This International Cooperation and Development Master's program at the Universitΰ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) conjugates theoretical knowledge and practical experience, so to give students a specific set of professional skills to successfully face the global job market thanks to its distinctive characteristics

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International Relations: Regional and Trans-border Cooperation M.A. International Relations: Regional and Trans-border Cooperation
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA € 2,500 per year
  • International € 2,500 per year
  • 24 months

The Master in International Relations program offered by Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan in partnership with the European University Viadrina in Germany is designed to provide students with the education, training, and experience necessary for successful international careers. The main aim of this study program is to train internationally-oriented experts and professionals for excellence, achievement, and leadership in increasingly complex and changing European conditions.

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International Management and Business Development M.Sc. International Management and Business Development
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 8,400 per year
  • International £ 12,600 per year
  • 16 months

Developed in response to the growth of globalisation, the International Management and Business Development programme at Glasgow Caledonian University London advances your theoretical knowledge and practical skills in international management and business development, whilst developing your ability to adapt these across different cultural environments.

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