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.

View all Master's Degrees in International Development

Suggested Master's Programmes

Public Policy and International Affairs M.A. Public Policy and International Affairs
  • Jan 2017
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA  12,800 per semester
  • International  12,800 per semester
  • 24 months

The Master of Arts in Public Policy and International Affairs (MPPA) from The American University of Paris combines the rigorous training in international relations theory and practice with the analytical and quantitative tools of policymaking.

Read more
Public Administration / International Development Master Public Administration / International Development
  • Any time
  • National $ 45,690 per year
  • International $ 45,690 per year
  • 24 months

The two-year Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) Program, Harvard Kennedy School's newest degree, is designed to prepare the next generation of leaders in international development. It is an economics-centered, multidisciplinary program, combining rigorous training in analytical and quantitative methods with an emphasis on policy and practice.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
Development Economics and International Co-operation - Mesci M.A. Development Economics and International Co-operation - Mesci
  • Any time
  • 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.

Read more

University of Namur

M.Sc. International and Development Economics (Advanced Master)
  • Any time
  • International  835 per year
  • EEA  835 per year
  • 12 months

The objective of the International and Development Economics (Advanced Master) programme offered by the University of Namur is to train present and future actors of development to be able to devise realistic and original reforms and programs based on a sound economic analysis and well-adjusted to the social and political context of each country.

Read more
International Development M.A. International Development
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA  7,000 per year
  • International  12,000 per year
  • 12 months

The programme is grounded in the recognition that development is inherently international, and inherently political: a concept that cannot be separated from core questions of global governance, from international conflict, attempts at conflict resolution, and post-conflict reconstruction, or from issues of human development and human security.

Read more
International Relations and International Development Pre-Master International Relations and International Development
  • Jan 2017
  • Mar 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • International  9,920 per year
  • 9 months

The Pre-Masters at the University of Sussex International Study Centre offers a direct path to postgraduate study for international students. This unique course of academic modules, study skills and English language training aims to prepare you for the challenges of a taught Masters at the University of Sussex.

Read more
Global Studies Master Global Studies
  • Feb 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA  0 per year
  • International  8,100 per year
  • 24 months

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.

Read more