M.Sc. Development Evaluation and Management

University of Antwerp | Antwerp, Belgium
This Masterís offers insight into the nature of development evaluation, as well as its relevance and challenges, at both a methodological and an institutional level. Students are familiarised with multidisciplinary tools that will improve their capacity to understand interactions among actors involved, and to contribute to an enhanced conceptualisation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development policies and programmes.

Description of Development Evaluation and Management

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This Masterís offers insight into the nature of development evaluation, as well as its relevance and challenges, at both a methodological and an institutional level. Students are familiarised with multidisciplinary tools that will improve their capacity to understand interactions among actors involved, and to contribute to an enhanced conceptualisation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development policies and programmes. The programme offers two tracks with specific objectives and courses:

  • Track 1: National Institutions, Poverty Reduction Strategies and Aid
  • Track 2: Development Interventions and Local Institutional Chang

Your future

Some of the most recurrent employers among IOB graduates are within the government sector, Parliaments, Inter/supranational organisations, National and International NGOs,higher education/research, and bi- or multilateral donor agencies. IOB also offers a multi-disciplinary Doctoral Programme, leading to a PhD in Development Studies. To ensure quality guidance IOB adheres to a strict policy in considering and accepting applications.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Non-EEA: 31 March; EEA: 7 September (VLIR-UOS scholarship: 31 January)
Tuition fee
  • EUR 1000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 1000 Year (EEA)

Self-sponsoring students from low-income and lower-middle-income countries (DAC list of ODA recipients) living in their countries of origin at the time of application pay a reduced fee of Ä 80. Students with a BTC or VLIR-UOS scholarship also pay the reduced fee of Ä 80.

Self-sponsoring students from low-income and lower-middle-income countries who are living in an upper-middle-income or high-income country at the time of application, self-sponsoring students from upper-middle-income countries and high-income countries and students with Erasmus Mundus scholarships pay a reduced fee of Ä 1000.

Sponsored students (except those with VLIR-UOS or BTC scholarship) pay the full registration fee of Ä 5000, unless otherwise agreed between the scholarship granting institution (or organization) and the IOB.

Start date September  2015
Credits (ECTS) 60 ECTS
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Module I

  • Theories of development
  • Research Methods I
  • Research Methods II

Module II

  • Evaluating development effectiveness

Module III

Choose one of the modules

  • Local institutions and poverty reduction
  • National Institutions, Poverty Reduction Strategies and Aid

Module IV

  • Dissertation

Requirements for Development Evaluation and Management

Applicants from the South must hold a university degree (Bachelor or Master) of at least 4 years of study in social sciences (Economics, Political Science, Sociology, International Relations, or related disciplines). Applicants who hold a Bachelorís degree of only 3 years of study must demonstrate very strong and relevant professional experience and/or have successfully completed additional training. Applicants from the North must hold a Masterís degree in Social Sciences. Only applicants with excellent academic records will be accepted.

Our ideal applicant has at least 2 years of professional experience in a sector relevant to the programme. Applicants must prove proficiency in English. Special facilities are offered for students from other language backgrounds.

Work Experience for Development Evaluation and Management

No work experience is required.

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Accreditation

All study programmes at the University of Antwerp received accredidation from NVAO (Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation).

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