University Master's Degree in International Development

The postgraduate programme includes the possibility of doing an internship or studying abroad for one semester

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The Master’s in International Development is intended to educate future professionals in the area of development from a global perspective, in light of the increasing concern about development issues and the high demand for professionals with qualified, interdisciplinary training in this field.

The programme consists of 60 credits ECTS and is one year in duration. It is taught in English, combining theory and practice, equipping students with both academic rigour and policy relevance. The master’s aims to provide students with a comprehensive set of analytical skills, robust training in research methods, and a thorough understanding of key issues such as global governance and development, economic growth and sustainability, conflict over limited resources, new emerging powers and social movements, and ongoing trends in inequalities in livings standards. The postgraduate programme includes the possibility of doing an internship or studying abroad for one semester.

IBEI’s masters’ degrees are officially accredited in Spain and adapted to the European Higher Education Area. The degree diplomas are issued jointly with the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, the University of Barcelona and the Pompeu Fabra University.

IBEI is an affiliate member school of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA). The Institute is a centre of academic excellence specialised in International Studies. It combines distinguished research with top-quality teaching and student-oriented services.

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Candidates applying directly for the second year of the Research Master's are welcome to do so for the 2023-2024 academic year.

The application deadline is 1 July 2023

Contact: / Phone: +34 93 542 3021/3004

Coordinator university:

Universitat Pompeu Fabra (IBEI)

Participating universities

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (IBEI)
Universitat de Barcelona (IBEI)

Collaborating institutions:

Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI)

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