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.
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.
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Programme StructureCourses Included:
- Theories of development
- Research Methods
- Governance for Development
- Local institutions and poverty reduction
- From violent conflict to peace and state reconstruction
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesSustainable Development Political Science View 21 other Masters in Political Science in Belgium
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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.
International5800 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5800 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA847 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 847 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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