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

Environmental Policy and International Development Environmental Policy and International Development, Postgrad.Cert.
  • Jan 2017
  • Aug 2017
  • National $ 10,200
  • International $ 10,200
  • 18 months

Deepen your knowledge of pressing global issues like climate change, resource scarcity, and population growth. Gain a deeper understanding of the policies and solutions needed to address today’s environmental and international development challenges. The Environmental Policy and International Development program is offered by Harvard University.

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Public Administration / International Development Public Administration / International Development, MPA/ID
  • 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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Développement, Innovations et Marketing Territorial - Mastère Spécialisé Développement, Innovations et Marketing Territorial - Mastère Spécialisé, Master
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 9,590 per year
  • International € 9,590 per year
  • 12 months

Le MS Développement, Innovations, Marketing Territorial de l'EM Normandie est une formation de niveau Bac+6 qui forme des développeurs territoriaux en une année. La formation est dispensée par des chercheurs de l'Institut du Développement Territorial (IDéT) de l'EM Normandie. Elle accueille également des intervenants professionnels.

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Global Studies Global Studies, Master
  • Feb 2017
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 17,400
  • 24 months

Globalisation affects all aspects of society. Global Studies focuses on forces behind globalisation and its effect on three central spheres of the society: The state, markets and civil society. This is reflected in the three themes of the Global Studies programme at Roskilde University.

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International Development International Development, M.A.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 17,350 per year
  • International € 17,350 per year
  • 12 months

The MA in International Development at University of Kent - Brussels School of International Studies is a unique interdisciplinary programme taught by academics, practitioners and policymakers to understand the multifaceted political, economic and legal processes that shape development.

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International Affairs (MIA) International Affairs (MIA), M.A.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 8,125 per semester
  • International € 8,125 per semester
  • 24 months

The Master of International Affairs programme (MIA) at the Hertie School of Governance seeks to prepare outstanding students and young professionals for positions requiring a profound understanding of today’s global policy challenges in government, diplomacy and international organisations, as well as in the private and civil society sectors.

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

This International Cooperation and Development Master's program at the Università 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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Peace and Development Work Peace and Development Work, M.Sc.
  • Aug 2017
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 8,767
  • 12 months

In Peace and Development Work you study the relationship between poverty, conflicts and sustainable development as well as political room for manoeuvre for change. This programme is offered by Linnaeus University.

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Advanced Global Studies Advanced Global Studies, Master
  • Any time
  • EEA € 21,000 per year
  • International € 21,000 per year
  • 12 months

This one-year master's program is designed for candidates with an undergraduate degree and 5 years of professional experience, seeking to immerse themselves in a challenging university environment and gain further expertise or new horizons in one of the cardinal fields of international affairs. This unique accelerated programme allows students to take a full year out of their careers to specialise in one of the seven existing tracks at the Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs, as well as one of the 23 concentration programmes offered (regional and thematic).

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International Social Change and Policy International Social Change and Policy, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 6,000 per year
  • International £ 15,250 per year
  • 12 months

The MSc in International Social Change and Policy from the University of Sheffield is an innovative and exciting programme that will develop your awareness of the most pressing challenges posed by social change, enable you to critically examine dominant policy responses to key aspects of social change at national, cross-national comparative and global levels, and make you aware of agendas on policy alternatives and futures.

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Economics and Management of Government and International Organizations Economics and Management of Government and International Organizations, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 12,000 per year
  • International € 12,000 per year
  • 24 months

Government at any level, from local to global, is essential for the development of society. It is among the most complex and fascinating current professional settings, owing to the variety of activities and sectors, their interdependencies as well as the interplay between politics, policy and management. Economics and Management of Government and International Organizations programme is offered at Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi.

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Development Studies Development Studies, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 10,470 per year
  • International £ 17,895 per year
  • 12 months

The MSc programme’s emphasis on transferable analytical skills has been of great benefit to the many graduates who have returned to, or taken up, professional careers in development in international organisations, government agencies and non-government organisations. Students also benefit from the wide range of modules on offer, both within the Department and across the School, allowing them to create individualised interdisciplinary programmes.

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