|Application deadline:||Non-EEA: 31 March; EEA: 7 September (VLIR-UOS scholarship: 31 January)|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2015|
|Credits (ECTS):||60 ECTS|
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|More information:||Go to university website|
This Master’s 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:
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.
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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 Bachelor’s 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 Master’s 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.
|TOEFL paper-based test score :||550|
|TOEFL iBT® test:||79|
The Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR-UOS) offers 10 scholarships per Masters programme (see the application procedure outlined above). In addition, BTC (Belgian Technical Co-operation) manages scholarships awarded by the Belgian Directorate General for Development Cooperation (DGDC) (website: www.btcctb.org). Further information can be obtained from the Belgian Embassy. Several other organisations also offer scholarships: NGOs (website www.ngo.org ), Rotary International, the Ford Foundation, the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Programme, the International Education Financial Aid (IEFA). Applicants should contact these organisations directly. An overview of study and training grants for students from developing countries is available on the website of the DGDC: www.dgos.be .
Each year, a number of students at IOB engage in primary data collection as part of their Masters dissertation. This often involves field research and/or an internship or close collaboration with a development organisation. Experience teaches that field research, while often quite demanding, can also be very rewarding.
As regards the funding of such initiatives, there are various possibilities:
All study programmes at the University of Antwerp received accredidation from NVAO (Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation).