Masters in International Development

The international development discipline studies methods in formulating and implementing development programs in different parts of the world, especially so call “third-world countries”. Development programmes 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.
The discipline combines 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

Human Resources & International Management M.Sc. Human Resources & International Management
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 9,500
  • International € 17,000
  • 12 months

In the Human Resources & International Management, full time programme from Strathclyde Business School, students will study the management challenges encountered by global organisations, with particular emphasis on attracting, managing and developing people.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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Baltic Sea Region Studies M.A. Baltic Sea Region Studies
  • Sep 2016
  • International € 3,200 per year
  • 24 months

2-year programme provides an opportunity to obtain an interdisciplinary Master’s degree in Baltic Sea Region issues. The aim of the semester programme is to cover the distinctive features of the regional history, culture, politics, society, economy and nature.

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International Year One - Political Science Pre-Bachelor International Year One - Political Science
  • Any time
  • International $ 12,875 per semester
  • 9 months

International Year One - Political Science is offered by The International Study Center at James Madison University which will give you the tools and knowledge necessary to start you successful degree and career.

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Implementation and Improvement Science M.Sc. Implementation and Improvement Science
  • Jan 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 9,000 per year
  • International £ 17,550 per year
  • 12 months

MSc Implementation and Improvement Science from King's College London is a practical course for anyone who is interested in improving health services and wants to know how to do it well. It has been created by implementation and improvement science experts working together under the auspices of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) South London.

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International Business Development M.Sc. International Business Development
  • Sep 2016
  • National € 2,003
  • International € 2,378
  • 24 months

With us, you will gain comprehensive knowledge and practical skills to become true managers with high-level of leadership, analytical, cross-cultural and management skills in the field of international business. The International Business Development program is offered by Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU).

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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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Management of Development M.Sc. Management of Development
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA € 13,500 per year
  • International € 13,500 per year
  • 12 months

The Master of Management and Development is aimed at rural development professionals, already working in the rural development sector. This top-rated programme is renowned for its international learning environment, team projects and effective incorporation of work experience.

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