The Global Development - Theory and Practice programme offered by the University of Bergen offers a strong practice component. This includes group work with an organisation in Bergen to solve a problem or evaluate a project. In addition, students have the opportunity to do an internship, in Norway or abroad, with global organisations, municipalities or small NGOs.
In the context of an international study environment, the GLODE programme offers you a series of choices. Firstly, we offer a choice of specialisation:
Health Promotion specialisation gives you expertise in health promotion theory and practice in the context of global development. This approach focuses on people and communities, allowing them to identify challenges as well as resources and strategies to deal with them. In addition to this bottom-up perspective, health promotion seeks to ensure that health implications of top-down action are considered at local, national and international policy levels.
Gender in Global Development gives you expertise in gender and feminist analysis in the context of global development, including postcolonial perspectives and theories of masculinities. Focus is put on gendered power relations and vulnerabilities as well as processes of empowerment and social change.
Secondly, our programme also gives you the unique opportunity to choose between a 60 ECTS Master's thesis or a one semester's internship and a 30 ECTS Master's thesis. This is an opportunity to develop and carry out an independent research project under supervision of GLODE programme staff and thereby develop your skills as a researcher.
Thirdly, you may choose to deepen your knowledge and skills in either qualitative research methods or statistical analysis.
- Critical Perspectives on Global Development
- Foundations of Health Promotion
- Gender Analysis in Global Development - Core Perspectives and Issues
- Qualitative Methods and Research Planning
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesGender & Sexuality Studies Psychology International Development
- Prospective students for the Master's Programme in Global Development Theory and Practice must have obtained an undergraduate degree or Bachelor's degree of at least 3 years' duration at a recognised institution in either social or health sciences, or have an equivalent educational background
- Applicants will be ranked according to their academic results, based on the grades in the specialisation in their Bachelor's degrees.
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
The semester fee is NOK 590
Living costs for Bergen
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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