The M.A. Development Studies has a specific focus on development studies and issues around global justice.

It aims at professionalizing those already working in develop­ment or others for whom an e-learning program seems more fitting. It offers a solid academic base in the field of development studies.

Students learn about relevant theories that are nec­essary to critically reflect on current practices in the field of development aid. Practical competencies are furthered through courses such as project planning, monitoring and evaluation. Academic competencies in research methods and writing skills enable a continuation in a scientific career.

Stemming from the diversity of the student body, the specific worth of the program lies in the oppor­tunity to literally assess international issues through virtual co-learning with students from across the globe.

Application period for online studies

1 August to 31 January

Language: English

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Content

  • Theories of Development
  • Development Industry and Legacy
  • Development Economics
  • Poverty Analysis and Social Protection
  • Public Health in Developing Countries
  • Religion and Development
  • Peace and Conflict Research
  • Methods of Empirical Social Research (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Academic Writing and Rhetoric and Presentation Skills
  • Planning, Management and Evaluation of Development Projects
  • Disaster Management and Response
  • Sustainability, De-growth and Resource Politics
  • Globalization and Global Governance
  • Migration and Development
  • Gender Intersectionality and Development
  • Land Use, Land Rights and Development
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Research-Oriented Master Thesis

A specialization in an area of concentration is possible.

Lecturers

Kwaku Arhin-Sam
Dr. phil.

Ph.D., M.A. B.Ed.
Director | Friedensau Institute for Evaluation
Lecturer | School of Social Sciences

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-137
Fax: +49 (0) 39291-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Jill Philine Blau
Dr. phil.

Lecturer/Researcher | School of Social Sciences

Telephone: + 49 (0) 3921 916-169
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Daniel Bendix
Prof. Dr.

Ph.D. (University of Manchester, UK)
Professor of Global Development | School of Social Sciences

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-203
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
D-39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Ulrike Schultz
Prof. Dr. rer. pol.

Professor of Development Sociology and Economics | School of Social Sciences
Program Director M.A. International Social Sciences (Development Studies)
Vice Dean | School of Social Sciences

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-193
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Thomas Spiegler
Prof. Dr. phil.

Professor of Sociology and Empirical Social Research | School of Social Sciences
Dean | School of Social Sciences

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-202
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihre 5 B
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Annette Witherspoon

M.A.
Lecturer International Social Sciences

Telephone: +49 (0) 39291-150
Fax: +49 (0) 39291-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Admission

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in social sciences, humanities or other related fields
  • English proficiency test (e.g. TOEFL) or a Bachelor degree taught in English
  • Experience in development cooperation

Time Frame

  • 6 semesters (120 credit points)
  • E-learning modules only
  • Courses will start from Summer Semester 2021

Language: English

Tuition Fees

  • 1999,-- EUR per semester
  • Students that register for 2021/22 will only pay 999,-- EUR for the first two semesters

Application

Formal application is from 1 August untill 31 January.  Please write to Dr. Jill Philine Blau if you are interested.

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Dr. phil.

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