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Governance and Development

University of Antwerp

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
Duration
5800 EUR/year
847 EUR/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The future of sustainable development is critically related to the promotion of better governance at the local, national, regional and international level. At once a cause and a consequence of governance failures, violent conflict is incompatible with sustainable development. The Governance and Development program is offered at University of Antwerp.

Overview

Processes of state formation, state failure and state reconstruction play a central role in this nexus between development, governance and conflict.

This master of Governance and Development offered at University of Antwerp analyses governance problems and possible responses with due consideration of the specific historical pathways of individual countries, as well as the interaction between dynamics at the national state level and the local society level. It also addresses the impact of global developments. Students are familiarized with multidisciplinary theoretical and practical insights that will improve their capacity to analyse governance challenges at different levels, in addition to improving the way in which they relate to processes of violent conflict and development.

The governance programme offers two tracks with specific objectives and courses:

  • Track 1: Governance, Peace and Conflict. This track explores issues of governance and development against the background of violent conflict and the challenge of post-conflict state reconstruction.
  • Track 2: Local Governance and Poverty Reduction. This track addresses governance and development challenges from the perspective of local institutions and poverty reduction.

Applicants to this Master must show a keen interest in developmental challenges related to governance, conflict analysis, state and peace building, decentralization challenges.

Your future

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.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Theories of development
  • Research Methods 
  • Governance for Development
  • Local institutions and poverty reduction
  • From violent conflict to peace and state reconstruction
  • Dissertation 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants from the South are eligible to apply for the programme provided they:

  • hold one or more university degrees of at least four years of combined study in the social sciences (Economics, Political Science, Sociology, International Relations, or related disciplines) with good study results. 
  • Applicants from developed countries are eligible to apply for the programme provided they:
  • hold a Master’s degree in the Social Sciences (Economics, Political Science, Sociology, International Relations, or related disciplines) with good study results;
  • demonstrate a proven interest in development issues.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5800 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    847 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 847 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Governance and Development
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