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University of Passau


Development Studies

Subjects: Development Studies,Sociology,Development

M.A. | Master of Arts

⏳  Duration
4 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
💶  Application Fee non-EU
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💶  Cost per Semester
104 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

Course description

The M.A. Development Studies programme equips students with the advanced knowledge, analytical skills, and conceptual frameworks necessary to grasp and navigate the intricacies of economic and social development. Enrollees gain a deep understanding of the economic, social, ethical, and cultural contexts and constraints that shape development. This programme offers exceptional opportunities to apply theoretical knowledge through international field research, emphasizing the integration of both quantitative and qualitative methods. It addresses the global demand for experts in development research and prepares students for roles as project managers in international development cooperation. By participating in this programme, students immerse themselves in a comprehensive study of development, honing their ability to analyze and address complex issues. The curriculum is designed to foster a nuanced understanding of the multifaceted nature of development, ensuring graduates are well-prepared to contribute meaningfully to the field.

Program Information

Study Location Passau
Start Semester Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 4 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester No information
Cost per Semester 104 EUR
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Unless English is your first language or the language of instruction for your undergraduate studies or secondary school education, you will need to prove that you have adequate English language skills at level UNIcert® II or B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) or higher by means of a recognised language certificate.

Qualification Requirements

Your chronological curriculum vitae • The degree certificate and final transcript for your first degree, obtained at the end of a degree programme with a minimum standard duration of three years' full-time study (e.g. a bachelor's degree or a German ‘Magister’, ‘Diplom’ or state examination or equivalent) in social sciences, i.e. economics, anthropology, demography, empirical social or human geography, sociology, political science, administrative science or any other equivalent degree with a minimum of 60 ECTS credits in one or several of these disciplines. Any past achievements and qualifications gained in 'Wirtschaftswissenschaften' (combined business and economics programmes) must be derived specifically from economics ('Volkswirtschaftslehre') modules. Out of the 60 ECTS credits referenced above, 10 ECTS credits must come from empirical research methods, such as data collection, data analysis, mathematics and/or statistics. Please note that a general course in research methods is not enough and does not count in this case. The final grade for your undergraduate degree should be equivalent to 2.5 or better according to the German grading scale or ranked among the best 50% of your cohort.

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