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How long you will study
Domestic course fees
EUR 17350 per year
How you will study
International course fees
EUR 17350 per year
The MA in International Development seeks to contribute to a critical understanding of contemporary issues in development and provides practical tools for a future engagement. It considers theoretical, practical and ethical issues by interrogating development discourses, objectives and effects, and by seeking to understand forms of inclusion/exclusion and intervention in societies. Some issues covered are public-private partnerships, social entrepreneurship, trade and privatization, informal economies and finance, and technological initiatives.
The MA in International Development provides students with an inter-disciplinary approach to development and allows them to specialize in their field of interest, such as development economics, development and migration, development and conflict, or human rights.
BSIS attracts an exceptionally diverse and active student body that shares an enthusiasm for engagement in global affairs. Our students come from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas; many have spent extended periods abroad and/or worked for development institutions, a few have just finished their undergraduate studies. An important forum is the International Development Group, which meets regularly to discuss personal experiences, debate issues in development, invite guest speakers, attend conferences and workshops, and also to organise conferences. After their studies at BSIS, our students engage in careers in international affairs, including international organizations, non-governmental organizations and international business across the globe, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
The development studies program is suitable for students seeking to understand the field of international development as well as for practitioners who have already substantive experience. It provides conceptual tools and practical skills for a variety of careers in international affairs.
The aims of the MA in International Development are to:
The MA in International Development is offered in both the Standard (90 ECTS credits) and the Extended version (120 ECTS credits) and in each case students may take the programme with or without a secondary specialisation.
MA International Migration Student
"I’m enrolled in the MA in International Migration and enjoying studying again in a different environment. I’d previously been working in Paris with Roma migrants, specifically working on a project of access to education for Roma children living in the makeshift camps around Paris. This project was a serious challenge having recently graduated (LLB in Law and European legal studies from Aberdeen in 2014), but it was a fantastic learning experience of hands-on work. Having developed new skills in project management and human rights issues around migration I thought about pursuing my studies further to gain a global understanding on migration issues.
I was a little anxious at the idea of hitting the books again, especially from a political science perspective. However, bringing this experience into this Masters has been great and so many of the students have different backgrounds, professionally and academically, which makes interesting discussions!
Life in Brussels and at BSIS has been great so far. The diversity in this city is amazing, whether at school or outside of it. Being at the heart of the European Union, there’s always something going on. I could definitely get used to this!"
Lucie Thomas, United Kingdom
MA International Development Student
"I am enrolled in the International Development Master. After finishing my Bachelor’s in Law and Political Science, I worked in an international legal NGO based in Spain and at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva as human rights consultant. I chose this Master program because it links my interest fields, human rights, development, and gender. The International Development Master is, without doubt, providing me new views and approaches to the many topics of international development. I am sure that it will strengthen your critical thinking and challenge you in many ways."
Alazne Irigoien, Spain
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