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Global Development - Theory and Practice

University of Bergen

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About

The Global Development - Theory and Practice degree offered by the University of Bergen gives you a thorough understanding of global development processes through critical evaluation of relevant theories and the contexts of sustainable human development.

Overview

Key facts

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.

Flexibility

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Perspectives on Global Development
  • Methodology
  • Foundations of Health Promotion
  • Gender Analysis in Global Development - Core Perspectives and Issues
  • Qualitative Methods and Research Planning

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
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  • EU/EEA

    Free
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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

The semester fee is NOK 590

Living costs for Bergen

10362 - 16828 NOK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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