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

The MSc in International Social Change and Policy from 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 M.Sc. Economics and Management of Government and International Organizations
  • Sep 2016
  • 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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Food, Society and International Food Governance Master Food, Society and International Food Governance
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA € 4,535 per year
  • International € 4,535 per year
  • 12 months

Food plays a central role in our societies, cultures, economies and personal lives, but few understand how food makes it to our plates. The Master’s in Food, Society and International Food Governance from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) clarifies this process.

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